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Anyone else seeing hard horns?
New York
Contributors to this thread:
pogo 30-Aug-17
pogo 30-Aug-17
pogo 30-Aug-17
XbowfromNY 30-Aug-17
glittergoat 30-Aug-17
Shawn 02-Sep-17
Pat Lefemine 02-Sep-17
GetEmDrake 02-Sep-17
jman22 03-Sep-17
Meathook 04-Sep-17
XbowfromNY 05-Sep-17
Buckstopshere 05-Sep-17
Shawn 06-Sep-17
T ZEKE 07-Sep-17
Buckstopshere 07-Sep-17
Pat Lefemine 07-Sep-17
T ZEKE 07-Sep-17
T ZEKE 07-Sep-17
T ZEKE 07-Sep-17
T ZEKE 07-Sep-17
From: pogo
30-Aug-17

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I checked my trail cams this morning and found that every buck picture shows hard horns.

Here's one with potential for next year.

From: pogo
30-Aug-17

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I also trimmed out around my ladder stand on the northwest corner of the field where I planted the brassica. It is growing nicely.

From: pogo
30-Aug-17

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From: XbowfromNY
30-Aug-17
Not yet in 3N/3S but checking cams Monday.

From: glittergoat
30-Aug-17
Not yet (in 8H), but I have not check my cams in a couple weeks. Will pull cards next week.

From: Shawn
02-Sep-17
I have seen only 2 bucks in hard horn,every other one still in velvet. I would say in the next week or so they all will have shed their velvet. Shawn

From: Pat Lefemine
02-Sep-17

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Checked all my cams. Looks like they're still growing up here.

From: GetEmDrake
02-Sep-17

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I caught this guy on video coming home from school. It was surreal watching him out in the field with 6 or 7 other deer for 15 minutes or so at 7pm. He even kicked a fawn and bumped the doe around a little. Crazy! Still in velvet. If you want to see the video my instagram is @OnTheHoofTV and if you want to learn about the public hunting lands this deer was standing on just message me. I'm unfortunately out of here next year!

From: jman22
03-Sep-17
Had pics of a 3 pt that had shed velvet on the 25th.

From: Meathook
04-Sep-17

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Nope, everything I have seen including the cameras I pulled this week are all still in velvet. Haven't seen anything really big yet either but only have had cameras out for a few weeks.

From: XbowfromNY
05-Sep-17

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This 5pt. is hard-horned as of 9/2. This was taken in 3N (Putnam County)

05-Sep-17

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This guy showed up at the zip-tied bouquet 9.2.17. His tines are so thin, they'll be busted up soon, unless he is a lover and not a fighter.

From: Shawn
06-Sep-17
Its starting to come off here real quick. I saw 15 bucks yesterday around 7:30 til dark and 10-12 had shed their velvet. Shawn

From: T ZEKE
07-Sep-17
last several seasons my cameras have been getting great pictures of numerous racked bucks....this year total opposite ...1 respectable 8 pter still in velvet as of last week..thats it. I am going up to our house next week to set up ground blinds, check stand safety ect. check cameras one last time but Im not optimistic...Tom

07-Sep-17
Tom: I have a hunting property like that this year. I am speculating that the bachelor group of big bucks is hanging out on another property nearby. I think they are there...and will show up...one year wiser.

From: Pat Lefemine
07-Sep-17
I agree with Oak, way too soon to say what the season will be like. I'm a little disappointed with my early season bucks too. But I always get an October surprise when the forest giants start getting the itch and start scouting for action.

From: T ZEKE
07-Sep-17
hey no one will be any happier than me if they return that' s for certain. Either way I suspect all of us will hunt just as hard because we love it so.....Tom

From: T ZEKE
07-Sep-17
hey no one will be any happier than me if they return that' s for certain. Either way I suspect all of us will hunt just as hard because we love it so.....Tom

From: T ZEKE
07-Sep-17
hey no one will be any happier than me if they return that' s for certain. Either way I suspect all of us will hunt just as hard because we love it so.....Tom

From: T ZEKE
07-Sep-17
wow a triple post !! never did that before lol ...Tom

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