Black Gold Sights
Any bucks still carrying antlers?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Pecks Camp 13-Mar-20
South Farm 13-Mar-20
RK 13-Mar-20
trakman 13-Mar-20
WI Shedhead 13-Mar-20
PECO 13-Mar-20
jingalls 13-Mar-20
BOWNUT 13-Mar-20
Bowfinatic 13-Mar-20
weekender21 13-Mar-20
7mm08 13-Mar-20
Bloodtrail 13-Mar-20
Jpayne 13-Mar-20
B&C 13-Mar-20
jstephens61 13-Mar-20
Errorhead 13-Mar-20
EmbryOklahoma 13-Mar-20
sticksender 13-Mar-20
molsonarcher 13-Mar-20
kakiat kid 15-Mar-20
BOWNUT 15-Mar-20
Catscratch 15-Mar-20
Mule Power 15-Mar-20
LWood 15-Mar-20
B&C 15-Mar-20
Bob H in NH 15-Mar-20
Treeline 15-Mar-20
Zbone 16-Mar-20
M.Pauls 16-Mar-20
Trad PA 16-Mar-20
leftee 16-Mar-20
76aggie 16-Mar-20
JMM 18-Mar-20
4FINGER 19-Mar-20
pirogue 19-Mar-20
MDW 23-Mar-20
Catscratch 23-Mar-20
BTM 23-Mar-20
TwoDogs@work 23-Mar-20
JL 23-Mar-20
Two Feathers 23-Mar-20
Buut 25-Mar-20
Buut 25-Mar-20
Buut 25-Mar-20
Buut 25-Mar-20
JL 25-Mar-20
Will 25-Mar-20
TwoDogs@work 25-Mar-20
steff 26-Mar-20
Stekewood 26-Mar-20
leftee 26-Mar-20
fubar racin 27-Mar-20
PECO 28-Mar-20
Muleysareking 01-Apr-20
Hawkeye 01-Apr-20
Sean D. 01-Apr-20
GagnéAcres 02-Apr-20
Thornton 02-Apr-20
From: Pecks Camp
13-Mar-20
I was very surprised to see a buck still with his rack yesterday (3/12) in SW Michigan. He was a 2 1/2 year old 8 pt around 14 in wide with about 8 in tines. Antlers were hard without velvet. Anybody else seen any lately?

From: South Farm
13-Mar-20
Guys I talk to that still have cameras out tell me they're getting a lot of pics with bucks still carrying...makes sense being as I've walked a bazillion miles this winter without finding one:(

From: RK
13-Mar-20
Near Austin Tx this morning I saw 9 bucks together. All sporting both sides

From: trakman
13-Mar-20
I seen 2 bucks this Am one had both one had one

From: WI Shedhead
13-Mar-20
NE Iowa I bet 30% are carrying both sides

From: PECO
13-Mar-20
In my area of Colorado, they still have antlers.

From: jingalls
13-Mar-20
Yup. Lots of them in KS.

From: BOWNUT
13-Mar-20
March 1st in lower central MI 6 point. Latest I have seen.

13-Mar-20
Many NW Illinois bucks hold into late March

From: weekender21
13-Mar-20
I saw several bucks in western NC still carrying both sides this week last year. Late March seems to be more common in our area.

From: 7mm08
13-Mar-20
About 70% have dropped at my place in Missouri.

From: Bloodtrail
13-Mar-20
Yes. It’s been an extremely mild and warm winter. Bucks still holding in CT.

From: Jpayne
13-Mar-20
March 11in RI. -Jeff

From: B&C
13-Mar-20
Yep, the largest of the bunch is still carrying as of 3/10 Ohio.

From: jstephens61
13-Mar-20
Saw 3 last Friday still packing. All where 100” bucks.

From: Errorhead
13-Mar-20
I got pictures yesterday with two nice 8 pointers with full headgear, and one six pointer, with one side gone. Central North Carolina

13-Mar-20

EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
Lots still carrying in SE Oklahoma.

From: sticksender
13-Mar-20
All the big ones on my place that I've been following on cams, have long-since dropped both sides. Lots of yearlings and 2yr olds still carrying both sides here. Most will drop within the next week or so, which has been about normal.

From: molsonarcher
13-Mar-20
4 on cams as of last night carrying. Central ohio

15-Mar-20

Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
Still have some carrying, and some that lost, and some in the process of losing.

From: kakiat kid
15-Mar-20
Saw a small 4pt in Southern NY yesterday 3/15/20

From: BOWNUT
15-Mar-20

BOWNUT's embedded Photo
BOWNUT's embedded Photo
Checked the camera yesterday.

From: Catscratch
15-Mar-20
I saw 2 last night still sporting headgear.

From: Mule Power
15-Mar-20
Lots of bucks on camera still holding in western Pa.

From: LWood
15-Mar-20
Ever buck I saw yesterday still had both antlers, in West Texas between Midland and San Angelo.

From: B&C
15-Mar-20

B&C's embedded Photo
B&C's embedded Photo
Yep

From: Bob H in NH
15-Mar-20
Bit of both in Wyoming

From: Treeline
15-Mar-20
Saw several mule deer, a moose and two bull elk today all still had both antlers in Colorado.

From: Zbone
16-Mar-20
Latest I've seen was April 21st one year... Still carrying both sides that date...

From: M.Pauls
16-Mar-20
Yes. Still quite a few carrying in Manitoba

From: Trad PA
16-Mar-20
Found a bunch of sheds in central PA but also saw some bucks still carrying

From: leftee
16-Mar-20
Have full rackers running around in Ks and SD.

16-Mar-20

Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
Half rack still carrying, others have mostly dropped now.

From: 76aggie
16-Mar-20
I went out to my place southwest of San Angelo, TX. this weekend. They were all still carrying both sides.

From: JMM
18-Mar-20
Two yesterday in Ohio still sporting head gear.

From: 4FINGER
19-Mar-20

4FINGER's embedded Photo
4FINGER's embedded Photo
1/2 a Buck admission Utah...4finger

From: pirogue
19-Mar-20
Two smaller muleys still packing this morning in AZ.

From: MDW
23-Mar-20
Saw three different bucks still carrying their antlers yesterday, SE Kansas.

23-Mar-20

Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
Most have dropped but a couple carrying half racks. EC KS.

From: Catscratch
23-Mar-20
Saw two yesterday that still had both sides.

Have found 18 so far; 13 lefts and 5 rights.

From: BTM
23-Mar-20
Saw a mulie with a pretty nice rack hop a fence yesterday (western WY). I expected the antlers to drop when he landed, but they stayed intact.

From: TwoDogs@work
23-Mar-20
I saw buck yesterday that still had both sides. A few year ago during the first week of April I saw four bucks standing together. One had both sides. One had one side. Another had new growth that was barely visible and the other one had obvious new growth.

From: JL
23-Mar-20

JL's embedded Photo
JL's embedded Photo
Got a recent vid of a young Florida buck that dropped and is starting to show what looks like nubbins. He might have been a 5pt I have a vid of from middle of Feb. I guess the deep south bucks are on a earlier cycle than the northern bucks.

From: Two Feathers
23-Mar-20
Drove by an elk farm yesterday and a bunch still had antlers.

From: Buut
25-Mar-20
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From: JL
25-Mar-20
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From: Will
25-Mar-20

Will's Link
https://forums.bowsite.com/tf/regional/thread.cfm?threadid=249828&messages=3&state=Ma#2746281

A pic went up on our state forum of one yesterday with antlers still in place (link).

A number of guys on local facebook hunting groups are still getting pics. It's weird. We got over 30" of snow the Monday after thanksgiving and guys were shooting shed bucks that week during shotgun season... Then the snow melted and we had a very mild winter - the snow yesterday was the first in months and is mostly gone now. So the going theory is that bucks in areas that had solid mast are just really healthy and thus have not shed yet.

We start turkey hunting last Monday in April... Often during turkey hunts I see deer with budding new velvet starting... so it's funny to see them holding so late this year.

From: TwoDogs@work
25-Mar-20
On an evening drive yesterday I saw another buck with both sides. This is in South Central Kansas.

From: steff
26-Mar-20
Not only antlers, found fresh scrape they're still working last week.

From: Stekewood
26-Mar-20
I saw one in Southeast PA with both antlers yesterday.

From: leftee
26-Mar-20

leftee's embedded Photo
leftee's embedded Photo
Still had a full rack in Ks yesterday. Ditto in SD monday.

From: fubar racin
27-Mar-20
Seen a real big frame but spindly 4x4 mule deer buck still carrying in far north East co today

From: PECO
28-Mar-20

PECO's embedded Photo
PECO's embedded Photo
Took this picture a few days ago, and saw some with antlers a few days before that.

01-Apr-20

Muleysareking's embedded Photo
Muleysareking's embedded Photo
Here is one about 15 min ago and no it isn't an April fools joke...... Mike

From: Hawkeye
01-Apr-20

Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Still a couple.

From: Sean D.
01-Apr-20
Had a giant here in Ohio carrying both sides 10 days ago and a 130ish 8 with both on Monday. Have found a few sheds but not very many

From: GagnéAcres
02-Apr-20
Drove past a small elk farm 4 miles from my residence a couple days ago and the Bull was still carrying

From: Thornton
02-Apr-20

Thornton's embedded Photo
Thornton's embedded Photo
Last day of March here in Ks

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