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Question by dermesej. Uploaded on April 18, 2011
They actually never stop until they reach an age of around 8 or 9yrs and then many times they will not shed them anylonger. But the question you are seeking an answer to is as follows. Bucks will start showing grow about the same time as fawns drop. Early to mid May in most states. You generally won't begin seeing and antlers until June though and then they will grow rather fast 1" to 1.5" per day depending on the age of the buck. At about age 3 the buck will begin to grow mass that is noticable. This all is dependent upon the nutriton they have available. Good bottom grounds rich in iron and calcium will grown better antlers then sandy loom soil. Thats why deer farms grow such enormous antlered bucks in as little as 2 years time, they pump the nutrients to them through scientific formulated feeds. So the answer to your question is that they never stop,but you will not begin to see any growth until early to mid May with a June date for first sightings.
Go here www.whitetaildeer-management-and-hunting.com
They have a trail cam blog from West Virginia and already have antler growth showing. They also have a buck that just lost his antlers.
where i live the deer dont loose them intil the third week in february and dont get them back until late october
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