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

Question by jstrainer9. Uploaded on February 13, 2009

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from Sharkfin wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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from mdhager115 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

You should now that and if not?

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

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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

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from Del in KS wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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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from Nick Jensen wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

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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from Big C wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

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

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from Sharkfin wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Now

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from mdhager115 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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

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from Del in KS wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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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from Nick Jensen wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

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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from Big C wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

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

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

You should now that and if not?

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

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