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#3091525 - 12/22/12 05:27 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
in the dog house!
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Saw a nice 8 this morning in west tn both still attached
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#3091535 - 12/22/12 05:39 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: in the dog house!]
Master Chief
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Most deer will hold their antlers on into February, but you will see a rare few that drop this early. It is all testosterone driven. When a buck gets worn down from the rut and loses that desire, his antlers will begin to fall off. I've seen them hold their antlers until April.

I wouldn't bother looking for a good while.
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#3091660 - 12/22/12 07:22 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: geezer]
Terence
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 Originally Posted By: geezer
 Originally Posted By: Da_Claw29
Yes they are dropping like crazy, better get in the woods and start looking

smarta$$..... He just asked a simple question. Come on man!


Did I miss something here ????

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#3091694 - 12/22/12 07:44 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
mayberryrick
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Mine last week shed his after I shot him. Found it 40 yards from where I shot him.
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#3091701 - 12/22/12 07:54 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
BHC
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Our deer in Wayne county hold them till end of feb.. And even in to march
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#3091878 - 12/22/12 10:14 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: Terence]
Da_Claw29
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#3091881 - 12/22/12 10:17 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: BHC]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: BHC
Our deer in Wayne county hold them till end of feb.. And even in to march


i have seen deer shed in december and carry into late april in the same county.
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#3091884 - 12/22/12 10:24 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: stik]
redblood
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seems they are starting to drop. hillbilly hunter saw a half rack 8 this am that was wearing both sides a few weeks back.


here is the thread to another discussion. be careful, it is starting early

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3088881&page=4#Post3088881


Edited by redblood (12/22/12 10:24 PM)
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#3091895 - 12/22/12 10:34 PM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: redblood]
lpo1981
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I have a deer on camera from last week with one side but only have one picture and can't tell if its broke or dropped.. Seems real early for it to have started.
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#3091981 - 12/23/12 04:40 AM Re: Bucks starting to shed antlers? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Swampster
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I was in Henderson county driving toward Natchez Trace and saw a real nice buck acting frisky toward a nice doe. They were in a pasture only about 15 feet off the highway, and he still had all his antlers.
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