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Question by Treestand. Uploaded on February 22, 2011
Not sure 1-2 inches my guess
Not sure either, I'd guess up to 3 inches considering a whitetails can grow up to one inch or so per day
my guess would be 2-3 inches
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.
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.
I don't think there were any antlers in that delicious elk stew that I had for dinner.
The Answer: ELK antlers "CAN" grow 1/2" Per Day!!
Per,The American Hunter(NRA) www.AmericanHunter.org
Thanks to All!!!!
Just read that in my last issue of "The American Hunter"
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