antler velvet

Do Mild Winters Mean Smaller Antlers?

Oct 16, 2017 Kip Adams

Whitetail antler growth is driven by photoperiod and regulated by hormones. In general, antlers begin growing in spring, grow through late summer, shed velvet around early September, fall off in winter, and start growing again…

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When Bucks Don’t Shed Their Velvet

May 28, 2013 Joe Hamilton

The hunt on Saturday November 9, 2013, was a heart-breaker for Ryne Wade of Marion, Illinois. A huge buck he had been after was in bow range when a doe winded Ryne and spoiled the…

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