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#24799 - 05/14/17 07:12 AM 2017 Deer Antler growth.
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I've been reading this morning, about deer antlers and goat salt. Deer and goats are about the same.

I found 2 links that are a little bit interesting.

http://www.elkusa.com/COMPOSITION%20dog_antler_chews.htm

http://championschoicesalt.com/animal/goat/

I read one little story, deer antlers are selling for $10 per pound, for dog chews. Do a search: antler shed hunting. I watched a video the other day, 3 guys were out west someplace looking for sheds. They were finding deer and elk antlers. They had a nice stack of horns at the end of the trip. I'm sure the big, pretty, matching antlers are worth more.

I'll check my camera before long and we'll compare our deer.



Edited by redsnow (05/14/17 07:15 AM)
Edit Reason: wrong link.

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#24801 - 05/15/17 04:22 PM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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Well, I checked my camera yesterday. I had 488 pictures, as well as I can tell the buck on the right is the best one so far. All 3 deer are bucks.


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#24802 - 05/15/17 05:11 PM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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Look at the belly of the deer in the middle, I'd say she's heavy with fawns.



Coming home yesterday a doe ran across the road, hopped the fence and headed out into a pasture. Nothing there for another 250 yards, I suspect she's already dropped her fawn(s), out in that field.

Also got a picture of a scruffy looking coyote.

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#24803 - 05/16/17 05:25 PM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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The one in the fore ground is getting big but check out the one in the back.

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#24805 - 05/17/17 06:44 AM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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My goodness, she's almost round. I'd never thought of it this way, but Mother's Day was the 14th.

This past weekend a man told me that he'd found a fox den on his farm, with 7 pups. He said they were a little smaller than a house cat. Several folks have told me about seeing this years bear cubs.

My opinion, these big does, proven breeders are about as important to the deer herd as anything else.

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#24837 - 05/28/17 07:02 PM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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#24838 - 05/29/17 06:38 AM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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I talked to Donnie, from the DOH the other day, he said they'd picked up 6 buck deer from the roads, the week before. He said the biggest one had horns 6 or 8 inches long.

Saturday morning Moe and I were out varmint calling and jumped 2 deer, I didn't get a good look at the first one, but the second deer had horns up flush with it's ear tips.

Exactly 2 years ago, yesterday, I posted a picture of a fawn on my facebook thing. I'm pretty sure I posted the same picture here on the forum. I watched it bed down and it let me walk up to it and take pictures.

The ground is too wet and soft to drive to my camera now, it takes me an hour to walk down there and back out. I'll check it again before long.

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#24854 - 06/05/17 06:17 PM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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#24856 - 06/08/17 05:22 PM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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#24857 - 06/08/17 05:31 PM Re: 2017 Deer Antler growth. [Re: redsnow]
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