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Old Feb 24th 2016, 11:41 AM   #1
TOM
 
  Oct 2015
  Kansas City, Missouri


I was wondering if most of you have had your bucks drop their antlers. *It seems to be an odd year. *One preserve I follow has all pretty well lost, another only the larger bucks and a low fence property I manage most of the deer are still holding. *Are they dropping in your area yet? *For reference, I am in Missouri.*
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Old Feb 24th 2016, 11:58 AM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Burlington, West Virginia

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I am in West Virginia. Most of the older bucks have dropped, while most of the yearlings are holding on. Years past it has been the opposite. Go figure, we will never figure them out!!
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Old Feb 24th 2016, 03:34 PM   #3
 
  Dec 2012
  Clymer NY


My button bucks dropped first between the 17th and 27th of January.....my 3 year old dropped on the 7th of February .....one yearling dropped on the 18th of Feb and one yearling still hanging on.*
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Old Feb 24th 2016, 04:22 PM   #4
 
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
Nothing shed antlers here yet. Roughly 90 bucks still hard horned. Years past its around mar 20 when they start and all bald by April 1. New antler growth right behind the shed antler.
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Old Feb 27th 2016, 04:15 AM   #5
 
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
Ok , so I lied! Yesterday I was feeding over by one of the yearling pens and saw a good shed over by the feeder , probably 65" very typical. I left it lay cause I was in a hurry to get out fishing. About a half hour later I was coming down the alley and watched. a bald eagle fly towards the river with my shed antler. The eagle has been gathering nest materials all week so I am guessing the nest is nearby . But now I have to find it to get a picture of my antler shed in the nest. One more thing to do! I guess you have never seen it all.
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Old Feb 27th 2016, 10:55 AM   #6
 
  Feb 2015
  Black Creek, WI
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What are the odds of that? That would be an interesting picture to find the antler in the nest. Are you in northern Minnesota?
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Old Feb 27th 2016, 02:53 PM   #7
 
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
North central . Just a mile west of the Mississippi. Lots of Eagles. We lose a few fawns every year to them , especially the mule deer fawns.
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Old Mar 2nd 2016, 12:51 AM   #8
 
  Jan 2011
  Houston, Texas


A week ago my neighbor stumbled on a newborn fawn and I saw multiple bucks still holding their antlers.* There is little consistency in my area.* SE Oklahoma.
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Old Mar 15th 2016, 11:01 AM   #9
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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A week ago my neighbor stumbled on a newborn fawn and I saw multiple bucks still holding their antlers.* There is little consistency in my area.* SE Oklahoma.




We have all but 1 dropped and showing new growth but then saw a wild buck over the weekend still with both sides on. Strange year for sure!
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Old Mar 15th 2016, 12:22 PM   #10
 
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
Most of ours are still wearing antlers. Probably 1/3 of the yearlings have dropped. None of the mule deer have shed yet
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Old Mar 15th 2016, 05:38 PM   #11
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  May 2011
  Linesville, PA


1 dropped.* 4 still antlered.
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Old Mar 15th 2016, 07:13 PM   #12
TOM
 
  Oct 2015
  Kansas City, Missouri
Its amazing the different reports! It truly shows how different these awesome animals truly are. Ive found a few wild antlers with a few bucksstill carrying....while a friend has preserve deer already budding 1/2" or more growth on some of his shed bucks.
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Old Mar 17th 2016, 07:21 PM   #13
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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Most of ours are still wearing antlers. Probably 1/3 of the yearlings have dropped. None of the mule deer have shed yet




Are the Mule deer always the last to drop. Saw 2 different wild bucks with antlers still on. both young bucks.
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Old Mar 18th 2016, 02:54 PM   #14
 
  Oct 2012
  Ohio


Last one dropped a few days ago..Updraft son.... first one dropped first week of Jan ...Fear Factor son
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Old Mar 21st 2016, 06:40 AM   #15
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  Oct 2011
  Columbia City, IN


I have a few left to drop, but I've got others starting to grow already!
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