Antlers are a trademark characteristic of the deer family cervidae, which includes caribou, elk, moose, mule deer and white-tailed deer. The antlers' appearance has no measurable p...
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.
In most arctic and temperate-zone species, antler growth and shedding is annual,
and is controlled by the length of daylight. Although the antlers are regrown ...
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
Mar 14, 2015 ... 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.
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 ...
Jun 4, 2014 ... And for that reason, four years ago I posted a short article on Wired To Hunt that
offered a brief description of the typical antler growth to be ...
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.
An understanding of the factors that control antler growth and implications on
managing white-tailed deer populations is important to achieve these quality
Apr 4, 2011 ... Wildlife biologist Macy Ledbetter explains the process of antler growth in whitetail
deer. Filmed up close and personal in deer pens owned by ...