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#7020914 - 01/01/18 09:45 PM Deer already losing antlers?
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Registered: 12/06/09
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While I was in NETX a few days ago I saw two young bucks that had already lost their horns. Anyone else seen any deer that had already dropped? I saw it last year too on a couple young bucks.
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#7020923 - 01/01/18 09:51 PM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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Have seen one in Erath county.

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#7020929 - 01/01/18 09:55 PM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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Maybe the deer I saw had their antlers stolen. It was in east Texas! bolt
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#7020973 - 01/01/18 10:37 PM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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Not yet, but that doesn't they are not dropping them
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#7020980 - 01/01/18 10:43 PM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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Originally Posted By: TAT
Maybe the deer I saw had their antlers stolen. It was in east Texas! bolt


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#7020993 - 01/01/18 11:09 PM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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I was hunting in Lampasas County a few years ago during the last week of the season. A young buck walked right infront of my ground blind. As I was watching him, his antlers just fell right off of his head right in front of me. Very cool to see. So yes, they can lose their antlers this time of year.

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#7021088 - 01/02/18 07:18 AM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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Originally Posted By: TAT
Maybe the deer I saw had their antlers stolen. It was in east Texas! bolt
roflmao Not uncommon for us to see them dropping in late December in Freestone county.....
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#7021157 - 01/02/18 08:18 AM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: jmh004]
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Originally Posted By: jmh004
I was hunting in Lampasas County a few years ago during the last week of the season. A young buck walked right infront of my ground blind. As I was watching him, his antlers just fell right off of his head right in front of me. Very cool to see. So yes, they can lose their antlers this time of year.


Were you looking at him through a rifle scope when his antlers dropped? Thought it might be a defensive tactic! lol

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#7022189 - 01/02/18 06:47 PM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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Have seen it in mid to late December in Harrison county, but then again we hunt a river bottom area that the land was farmed completely devoid of nutrients.

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#7022934 - 01/03/18 10:16 AM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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Found 3 fresh sheds in Llano County over the weekend.

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#7023249 - 01/03/18 01:54 PM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: Triplesnake]
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I found a shed under my feeder Saturday morning.

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#7023272 - 01/03/18 02:07 PM Re: Deer already losing antlers? [Re: TAT]
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Broke up and shedding early. How big were the sheds yall found? The deer I saw were younger.


Edited by TAT (01/03/18 02:10 PM)
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