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When Do Buck Start Dropping........ #7748501 02/17/20 11:13 PM
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When do buck start dropping antlers around Stonewall county?


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Mid Mar.

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My place is in southern Stonewall county. I very rarely find any sheds even though look for them every year. In 2018, I guess we hit it just right. I found the first few March 23 and the rest April 7th. We found 11 that year and haven't found any since.
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We actually found a pair of sheds in South Texas a few weeks ago. Exceptionally early

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Bucks are shedding in Wichita County right now.

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Late March for us in Val Verde

Don't expect to find much this year aside from the antlers 3/4 grown and still attached to the skulls from last July



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Bosque County dropping them now....late feb and early March are most active times..We find a few late Jan....

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I was out at Sunrise Beach (close to Kingsland) in Llano county last Sunday, most still sporting antlers but saw a few with one side dropped.


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Found a nice shed last weekend in palo pinto and we are starting to see 1 antlered bucks on the camera.

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Found one in llano last week. March normal here

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Saw a one sided buck yesterday in Abilene.


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I was just watching a bunch of bucks near my feeder this morning. I was shocked to see a couple that survived the season, ones that disappeared at the end of archery season I was sure they were dead. Anyways....don't set your antler traps quite yet, had 2 sets of bucks fighting and pushing each other around and no antlers broke off. It was like early fighting where they weren't intent on winning, just some pushing and shoving.
Mr. Big stuff was there, he is a big 8 that stands under the feeder and licks the spinner plate, only one big enough to do it. I missed him with my longbow at 12 yds ( yes, it happens. lol) and he disappeared right at rifle season opener. A big wide 10 did the same and he is back as well as a one antlered 4 point. I am missing a 9 and a big 6 called Super 6 that I let walk past at 5 yds a few times. They may be dead, I'll keep watching for them.


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I had an older buck drop antlers on Wednesday this week in Mills county

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Originally Posted by JTS
Bucks are shedding in Wichita County right now.


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my biggest two bucks have lost theirs this week. the hunt is on!

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We generally don't see any drop till mid-end of March. Hext


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Found a fresh one today in Lampasas but the vast majority won't drop till around easter.


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saw a young 6 point with one side missing yesterday, Freestone county. Also saw an 8, 3 and spike still sporting antlers.


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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Found a fresh one today in Lampasas but the vast majority won't drop till around easter.


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I saw a bachelor group in April in Mills county one year, they were all still sporting their racks. Forkhorns up to a couple of nice 8s. But I've also found sheds in early March.


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We found several in mid January. I think those were deer that were hurt during the rut or sickly. It happens every year.
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Reminds me that I need to go check on my protein feeder

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