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Old 07-13-2017, 10:41 PM   #1
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saw some bucks last week that look to be totally grown out. when do the antlers stop growing?
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:45 PM   #2
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I'd guess that by mid-August they are done.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:48 PM   #3
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We have a month and half tops left really, that said some deer can make some MOVES in that time
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:50 PM   #4
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We have a month and half tops left really, that said some deer can make some MOVES in that time
It's a crazy year for us.
We have a few that could tip out now and be good bucks and a lot more that need the next 1.5 months of growth.


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Old 07-13-2017, 10:51 PM   #5
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It's a crazy year for us.
We have a few that could tip out now and be good bucks and a lot more that need the next 1.5 months of growth.


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When do yall normally see hard horns?

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Old 07-13-2017, 10:54 PM   #6
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When do yall normally see hard horns?

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Most have rubbed out early-mid September


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Old 07-13-2017, 10:56 PM   #7
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Most have rubbed out early-mid September


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Id take 5-10 days off that minimum for when they will be done. So first-ish of september.

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Old 07-13-2017, 11:13 PM   #8
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Id take 5-10 days off that minimum for when they will be done. So first-ish of september.

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Counting down the days. Last year was our best year in my 7 on this lease and my buddy's 9 years

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Old 07-14-2017, 07:34 AM   #9
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How long they grow depends a lot on the rainfall year, the individual buck and somewhat the location the state. I have seen deer grow right up till a few days before they shed in Mid Sept and others look done in early August on the same ranch. You will see bucks running together that will have a 3 week or so gap in antler growth. I have seen bucks on the first of August barely past the G2 finish out with a 27" inside spread 6x6 170 typical antler growth. Look at pictures of some bucks in early July, then early August, late August and compare the amount of growth they added. I used to guess bucks score wise in late July thinking they were 95% complete and most of them added a lot more growth(tine and beam length, two things that add the most to the final score). The texture and color of the velvet will change when they are about to shed the velvet. The hair coat length/density and color will change from late summer to the early fall look within a couple days of shedding velvet also.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:34 AM   #10
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mid aug to early sept
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:56 AM   #11
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Pulled camera card last weekend, bucks in my pasture seem way behind.
But, I'm up in the panhandle.

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Old 07-14-2017, 09:08 AM   #12
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My deer are the same way right now. Several look maxed out and then several look like they are just getting started, still plenty of time for them to grow.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:37 AM   #13
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Our bucks in Lavaca County are growing well with a couple almost looking maxed out already. On our lease in Terrell County, they are just beginning and look to be a month to 6 weeks behind if not more, but they are always way late for us out there. For some reason out there, they seem to kick it into hyper-growth the last 2 weeks of july and first 2-3 weeks of August.... In Lavaca it always seems like the grow much more and faster in June and then slow down at the time the bucks out west are growing more.....weird...
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:04 PM   #14
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Earlier rut, earlier antler growth (accounts for regional differences). Individual bucks in the same area can very by a few weeks depending on how long they held their previous rack into the spring.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:43 PM   #15
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Earlier rut, earlier antler growth (accounts for regional differences). Individual bucks in the same area can very by a few weeks depending on how long they held their previous rack into the spring.

Makes sense.... Rut in Lavaca is usually first week of November and out west its first to second Week of December...

Thanks for explaining that......
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:13 PM   #16
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No real hard (no pun intended) day they start and stop. Typically it will be from April-August. Sometimes earlier and later but as a rule, that is the main antler growing period.
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:55 PM   #17
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Our bucks scrape off the velvet starting about Sep 10th thru Oct 1st. The little bucks usually scrape first on our place.
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