The glory days of early-season velvet bucks are coming to an end in the Mid-South. As the this video from Sept. 9 shows, some bucks—like the larger deer in the foreground—are still holding their velvet, but at this point, more of them look like the smaller guy in the background. I had pictures of him in velvet on September 6. Three days later, as you can see, his antlers are slick. The teaser photo I used for this post also shows a hard-horned buck. I had a glitch with the timestamp on that camera, but the photo was taken late last week.