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Offline Mallardmasher

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Horn growth
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:17:18 PM »
Most of our larger bucks dropped around christmas to New Years, and two are already bumped up about 3/4 inch, must be the good grub
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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 06:46:38 PM »
So you're saying next year is the year for giant black tails?
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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 06:49:13 PM »
Wow that's early for blacktail. I've never found one before the 17th.

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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 07:36:20 PM »
Huh...  still see antlered bucks running around   :dunno:

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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 08:46:39 PM »
Saw this Guy today still packin!
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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 08:55:32 PM »
Saw a 3 point 4 days ago, also shot a buck that I thought was a doe about 5 years ago on December 30th. He had dropped his antlers already, other wise Iíd have let him go. Blacktail drop early
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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 07:44:19 AM »
I had a 4 pt whitetail in cam that dropped dec 18th last year.  It seems like most years they start dropping around January 1.  That said, Iíve seen deer still packing in April

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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 08:01:26 AM »
I noticed more early droppers this year, but new growth already.  Thatís weird.

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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 08:37:15 AM »
Its this way every year. Some drop early, some drop late. I remember living in Ellensburg and finding fresh brown horns in January, and then going out in March looking and all the bucks I saw were still wearing theirs.
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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 09:40:15 AM »
I noticed more early droppers this year, but new growth already.  Thatís weird.

 :yeah:  If memory serves, antler growth is driven by testosterone and daylight photo-period, which should(in theory) be at it's lowest levels this time of year.  Somewhere around late-March into April is when new antler growth should begin, just as the days start making substantial gains in daylight around the Vernal Equinox. 
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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 10:42:43 AM »
Picked up a roadkill buck last night, horns fell off when the guy hit it, he looked for the horns and left the deer....

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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 12:08:50 PM »
I noticed more early droppers this year, but new growth already.  Thatís weird.
Could be because they are tired of you running all over BFE taking pictures of them!! :chuckle:

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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 12:30:43 PM »
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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 12:35:43 PM »
We had bucks on our Curlew cams that had missing head gear this late December as well. Not just 1 or 2 either, there were several different bucks.
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Re: Horn growth
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 05:11:33 PM »
I saw a buck that was hard horned already.

 

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