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Offline zwiggles

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Antler drops?
« on: Feb 07, 2020, 05:10:18 PM »
Still checking the cameras and I think I have seen a few younger bucks with no antlers right after Christmas , and then 2-3 weeks ago saw some other bucks which clearly still had their antlers.

When do they typically fall off? I have been reading itís mostly based on testosterone levels, and can vary widely as to when an individual loses their rack?

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Re: Antler drops?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2020, 06:13:37 PM »
No real time table, Iíve helped drag bucks that the antlers fall off when we drag in early December and Iíve had them feeding in my yard valentines week with racks still.
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Re: Antler drops?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2020, 09:46:40 PM »
Cool thanks for the reply. I know it sounds dumb, but in years past we always picked up our cameras once the season ended. Itís only been a short while, but we have been learning quite a bit about the woods we are in by going back and checking for sheds. Hey

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Re: Antler drops?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2020, 05:01:01 AM »
It all helps piece the puzzle, the older I get the more I find myself hiking through the deer woods scouting, grabbing drops, taking mental notes and soaking it all in vs. ice fishing in free time. I canít get enough.
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Re: Antler drops?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12, 2020, 03:08:01 PM »
Yup, 5 years ago I wouldnít trade a day of fishing for 5 days of hunting. Now Iím starting to come around. Especially when I can do some scouting and stream fishing at the same time!