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#5913453 - 09/04/15 02:59 PM Bucks gone hard horn
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 380
Checked cards in all 8 cameras.....in the last two days over half my bucks have gone hard horn.....I'm in clay county btw. Anyone else seeing hard horn yet?

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#5913491 - 09/04/15 03:21 PM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Registered: 05/08/10
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Loc: Dallas / Nolan County
Hard horns showing up in Parker Cnty and Denton Cnty
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#5913540 - 09/04/15 04:04 PM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9092
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
About half in coke as of last weekend.
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#5913601 - 09/04/15 04:55 PM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
stxranchman Offline
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I think I have seen 3 now. 1 of those was about 10 days ago when he started to rub out. All are young though.
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#5913615 - 09/04/15 05:04 PM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Will know about ne Texas when I head up there this weekend.
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Any ideas how to make it hard?

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#5914095 - 09/05/15 04:16 AM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
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#5914232 - 09/05/15 09:30 AM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Ours are slicked off.
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#5914440 - 09/05/15 01:48 PM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Bandera, Tx
Not here yet.
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#5914513 - 09/05/15 03:33 PM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3150
Loc: Keller
About half and half in my clay county lease. Have some nice bucks I am wanting to see hard horned too, just to see what the drop off will be in mass. Problem is it's all a tease, they won't show up during the season roflmao

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#5914557 - 09/05/15 04:46 PM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Watched 2 big non typical bucks in velvet for several evenings during September a decade ago. They both came up missing and I thought they were both dead until I killed the bigger of the 2 later on an ending December. He was with a spike and a doe in a late season feeding pattern. I found one the other bucks sheds a few seasons later that had been gnawed on by rats an mice and was faded, but never saw him again. I judged the bigger buck at 170 and the smaller at 160. The bigger buck grossed out at 167. It was one of my more gratifying hunts for a white tail. smile
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#5915059 - 09/06/15 08:19 AM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Saw three hard horned young bucks yesterday and friend said that 5 out of 8 had shed in his back yard. He said they were all young bucks. East Tx.
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#5915164 - 09/06/15 10:05 AM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 493
Loc: Austin, Texas
NW San Saba still in velvet as of Friday.

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#5916219 - 09/07/15 01:34 AM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
ckwZ7 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/26/14
Posts: 25
As of 10 days ago all still in velvet. I'll be going tomorrow to refill protein feeders, hang stands, and pull cards. I'll post whethere or not they are still velvet. North Wise County near Montague county line.

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#5916247 - 09/07/15 04:48 AM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Registered: 11/22/05
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Llano and Burnet county, most of the mature bucks have lost their velvet. Some smaller bucks are still in velvet. Some really nice horns this year.

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#5916331 - 09/07/15 08:08 AM Re: Bucks gone hard horn [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Hunter Daddy Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 94
Just on the outskirts of San Antonio (SE side,) I had camera photo of a 2.5 year old nice looking 8 pointer out of velvet, chocolate antlers on
September 3rd. Last year (at same location) bucks with same size racks and same age were not out of velvet till last days of September. I think that a better, wetter season may be the difference?

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