Next several months key in antler development for deer March 20, 2013 Michigan

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Next several months key in antler development for deer March 20, 2013 Michigan, Cheboygan Daily Tribune
... In years with normal to severe winters, antler growth generally starts sluggishly, mostly due the dietary demands of recovering from winter and growing a new summer coat. With little recovering to do this year, bucks will be able to jump-start the antler growth process... According to a University of Georgia study, developing antlers are comprised of 80 percent protein by weight, the same nutrient that forms hair. ... Once bucks’ winter coats are fully replaced with summer versions, antlers start developing quickly... 


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