Deer antlers generally grow at a rapid rate, but their development is dependent on age, nutrition and genetics. They eventually harden, fall off and are replaced by new antlers on an annual cycle.
Antlers are extensions of the skull grown by members of the deer family. They are
not true bone ... In most arctic and temperate-zone species, antler growth and
shedding is annual, and is controlled...
Dec 16, 2016 ... Most of us have probably seen bucks in velvet, but it's not too often that we get to
see the antler growth from start to finish.
Jul 9, 2015 ... Many believe that having great summer growing conditions is the key to optimum
antler growth. Though extremely important, there is far more ...
The annual casting and growth of new antlers is an important part of the
whitetail's mystique. Antlers grow rapidly from their pedicle (base) while in velvet
The most interesting aspect of this antler growth tissue is that, if it is surgically
removed and grafted to another part of the deer's body, an antler will grow there.
Apr 2, 2015 ... Come spring, it's time switch gears and start supplementing a deer's diet with
protein and minerals to help antler growth reach its maximum ...
Dec 18, 2014 ... And one is that the size of a yearling's antlers is seldom a predictor of what its ....
Teriffic set of photos documenting antler growth and decline.
Have you ever wondered about the stages of antler growth? How long does it
take for a buck to form hardened antlers? The following photos illustrate antler ...
Apr 23, 2012 ... There's a simple rule underlying antler development in whitetail bucks that all
hunters should understand. Awareness of this rule provides a ...