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Trivia: ELK antlers can grow at a rate of----per day????

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from kyle wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Not sure 1-2 inches my guess

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from scrawford8872 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Not sure either, I'd guess up to 3 inches considering a whitetails can grow up to one inch or so per day

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

5 cm

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

my guess would be 2-3 inches

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

If we are talking about just the main beam, and not the tines, I would guess about an inch per day.
If you add the collective tine growth on both sides, it would amount to much more.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Elk will grow antlers at a rate of 1 to 1.5" per day in their first 4 years, so course shedding them each year. The real growth comes in the form of mass inches and not length after the first couple years. After a Bull Elk reaches 4 1/2 years of age his rack will begin mostly mass growth.Thats why states with selective hunting and lottery don't have the rack size the western states do. Hunters are so excited to even see a Bull they usually take them. Keeping certain states hindered with letting Bulls age long enough to ever reach the 360" or better racks. Michigan is one such state, though a few nice Bulls have been taken thus far.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I don't think there were any antlers in that delicious elk stew that I had for dinner.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

The Answer: ELK antlers "CAN" grow 1/2" Per Day!!
Per,The American Hunter(NRA) www.AmericanHunter.org

Thanks to All!!!!

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Just read that in my last issue of "The American Hunter"

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from chaslee wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

1 inch

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Elk will grow antlers at a rate of 1 to 1.5" per day in their first 4 years, so course shedding them each year. The real growth comes in the form of mass inches and not length after the first couple years. After a Bull Elk reaches 4 1/2 years of age his rack will begin mostly mass growth.Thats why states with selective hunting and lottery don't have the rack size the western states do. Hunters are so excited to even see a Bull they usually take them. Keeping certain states hindered with letting Bulls age long enough to ever reach the 360" or better racks. Michigan is one such state, though a few nice Bulls have been taken thus far.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I don't think there were any antlers in that delicious elk stew that I had for dinner.

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from kyle wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Not sure 1-2 inches my guess

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from scrawford8872 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Not sure either, I'd guess up to 3 inches considering a whitetails can grow up to one inch or so per day

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

5 cm

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

my guess would be 2-3 inches

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

If we are talking about just the main beam, and not the tines, I would guess about an inch per day.
If you add the collective tine growth on both sides, it would amount to much more.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

The Answer: ELK antlers "CAN" grow 1/2" Per Day!!
Per,The American Hunter(NRA) www.AmericanHunter.org

Thanks to All!!!!

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Just read that in my last issue of "The American Hunter"

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from chaslee wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

1 inch

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