Bucks Dropping AntlersContributors to this thread:
orange feather 13-Feb-17
The bucks are dropping their antlers. I saw this guy not too far from my place on public land on January 8th.
Any way of telling by the pedicle how big of a rack he may have been caring?
He was close enough I asked him that but didn't get a reply as he slowly walked away...
LOL! Looks like a yearling (1.5) to me. Small pedicles.
When you see a freshly dropped mature buck it will be obvious. This guy is a yearling. Attached link shows a nice, although not huge, mature buck. Pedicle is noticeably larger. Older bucks with more mass will have larger pedicles.
Anyone seeing any dropped so far?
From: orange feather
picked up three Saturday 2/11/17
Two here this week. Appear to be just starting to drop in this area. Nothing of any size....Forky and small eight. Not a lot of deer around here as it is.
Small 8 pt still has full rack. 3/16
Does this one have small nubs/spikes? 3/20