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Oh Snap! Which Parts of Deer Antlers Break Most Often?

Feb 26, 2020 Gabe Karns

There are few, if any, wild game animals we know so much about as the white-tailed deer – that’s what makes it surprising when new information comes to light about this species with which we…

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Defend, Display or Duel: What Are Antlers Good For?

Jul 28, 2016 Kip Adams

Antlers are like the beards on guys at hunting camp – they are secondary sexual characteristics that separate females and males but don’t directly contribute to reproduction. So, why exactly do bucks grow them?  There…

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Causes of Early Antler Casting

Dec 17, 2012 Kip Adams

Every year starting in December, NDA begins to receive sporadic reports of bucks dropping their antlers earlier than normal. These reports seem to be more common in some years, or more concentrated in specific regions,…

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