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Question by brett_colts18. Uploaded on June 20, 2010
White-tailed deer shed their antlers every year prior to the re-growth of new ones..It may surprise you to find out that the entire shedding process takes only two to three weeks to complete, and of course the re-growth phase takes place over the summer up into very early fall..Bucks have antlers throughout spring, summer, and most of the winter, but shed them sometime between January and April (depending upon the animal and latitude), after the rutting season comes to an end..A buck can carry-on without antlers at this time of year because they do not need to fight-off other bucks for territory and does!!!
It depends on what part of the country you live in, but generally late summer to early fall. The further north you live, the earlier they start to rub it off.
last year the bucks near my house in wisconsin shedded there velvet about a week or two before the bow opener so late august early september.
Mid August to early September in my area of the southeast.
August to early September here in florida.
First 2 weeks of September here in Kansas.
September 1st here in central Minnesota.
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