Genetics, nutrition contribute to when deer shed antlers August 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

Genetics, nutrition contribute to when deer shed antlers August 3, 2011 Pennsylvania, Fremont Tribune

... most biologists and growers consider buck deer to have about a 100 to 110-day growing season...a very few bucks drop their antlers in December, some in January, a lot in February and a pretty fair number hang on to theirs until early March. It is unusual, but not unheard of for a buck to still be carrying his rack into April or early May....Yet the shedding of velvet seems to be a fairly consistent theme, hinging more on the shorter amount of daylight than anything else.

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