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first one of the year #4139443 03/23/13 12:50 AM
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hope to catch up to this guy in about 3 years



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Great find, I only found one last week in Webb, they must be just starting to fall.

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here in bowie they still carrying there head gear
ever game pic of the bucks still have them

Cool thing about that there two i never seen befor

Re: first one of the year [Re: Southtexas36] #4139484 03/23/13 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted By: Southtexas36
Great find, I only found one last week in Webb, they must be just starting to fall.


i think they are just now dropping. this was the only one I found


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Re: first one of the year [Re: txtrophy85] #4139501 03/23/13 01:18 AM
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They should just really start to drop in numbers these next 2 weeks. I spoke with a friend in Brady and he said that almost all of his bucks still had antlers as of today he has been seeing. The few he has had that have dropped have been the really young 1 or 2 yrs and their numbers are low.


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Stx, what actually triggers them to drop? I have found 3 sets off of very mature deer and lots of avg antlers. Nothing very small yet. My biggest set is 148" with an 18" spread.

How can a big mature deer drop before a young one?


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Re: first one of the year [Re: Bulldog4949] #4139619 03/23/13 02:19 AM
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a drop in testosterone causes the antlers to fall off.


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Originally Posted By: Bulldog4949
Stx, what actually triggers them to drop? I have found 3 sets off of very mature deer and lots of avg antlers. Nothing very small yet. My biggest set is 148" with an 18" spread.

How can a big mature deer drop before a young one?

It could be poor body condition due to the lack of forage or their heavy rutting activity. I have seen deer put into nutritional stress due to severe drought and heavy rutting shed 2 months early. I think that could have been causing them to shed early once the testosterone levels dropped due to poor body condition. Naturally a mature bucks antlers are easier to find than younger ones due to size. I think they might shed at the same time just are not finding the younger ones as easy. Also I sometimes think younger bucks are still wanting to rut and still chasing the doe fawns around so this might cause them to hold their antlers a little longer.


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