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When exactly do blacktail, or all deer, shed their antlers and when do they grow back?

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    When exactly do blacktail, or all deer, shed their antlers and when do they grow back?

  • #2
    Now

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    • #3
      They all shed a tdifferent times. Up north its as early as december. A littele south its closer to february. And the south its about march or mid-late february.

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      • #4
        You should now that and if not?

        Your not spending enough time out in the woods dar fella!

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        • #5
          Bad answer Clay. Jan Feb and I think they start growing them around June or so. Maybe earlier.

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          • #6
            In the midwest I have seen bucks with velvet antlers starting to grow in May while Turkey hunting. Saw a large buck a guy shot for a doe in Dec. He had 2 bloody pedicles where he had recently shed antlers. The following year I saw a 6 point with his antlers bleached white in April. Both on FT. Leonard Wood Mo. A biologist told me the health of the individual animal has some bearing on when he sheds.

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            • #7
              Yeah del you are right, shedding antlers is an individual thing, there is no hard and fast rule, some drop them as early as December, others as late as March.

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              • #8
                The more healthy a buck the longer he will hold antlers. They begin to grow back almost as soon as they shed. By June in my area you see development.

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                • #9
                  I think they usually drop around Jan or Feb and generally begin growing them around May or June.

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                  • #10
                    May or June!

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