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Any Hard Horns Yet?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 22-Aug-22
JL 22-Aug-22
greg simon 22-Aug-22
LKH 23-Aug-22
fuzzy 24-Aug-22
Michael 24-Aug-22
JL 24-Aug-22
#bowhunter 24-Aug-22
KHNC 24-Aug-22
JohnMC 24-Aug-22
Swampbuck 24-Aug-22
Swampbuck 24-Aug-22
LKH 26-Aug-22
JL 26-Aug-22
Pat Lefemine 01-Sep-22
molsonarcher 01-Sep-22
DRR324 01-Sep-22
Bearman 01-Sep-22
Daff 03-Sep-22
Michael 03-Sep-22
Zbone 03-Sep-22
Michael 03-Sep-22
SwiftShot 04-Sep-22
woodguy65 04-Sep-22
woodguy65 04-Sep-22
c5ken 04-Sep-22
Michael 04-Sep-22
Zbone 05-Sep-22
Zbone 10-Sep-22
RD 11-Sep-22
From: Zbone
22-Aug-22
Earliest I seen whitetails shed their velvet was August 27th...

From: JL
22-Aug-22
In Florida they are. Grunting too!

From: greg simon
22-Aug-22
I’ve got pictures of a buck shedding velvet yesterday. I’m in Arkansas. Early for this area. Usually early to mid September before they are hard horned.

From: LKH
23-Aug-22
I have about 25 bucks I can see from my recliner each night. Often I go out and look at them with a spotting scope.

Zero are hard horned.

From: fuzzy
24-Aug-22
Still velvet coated here in Sw VA probably finished growth though

From: Michael
24-Aug-22

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I haven’t seen a whitetail hard horned in august however I found this guy in Wyoming in 2017 that was on august 28th.

From: JL
24-Aug-22
In Northern MI.....I start getting hard/bloody horns on video OOA Sept 6th/7th and on. I went back to review my vid library and that is pretty consistent on the private property I'm on.

From: #bowhunter
24-Aug-22
A friend was a buck out of velvet a week ago in WV, never seen one this early.

From: KHNC
24-Aug-22
Lowcountry SC has plenty out of velvet right now. Season opened 08/15

From: JohnMC
24-Aug-22
I saw a picture this morning of a hard horned whitetail here in CO from yesterday.

From: Swampbuck
24-Aug-22

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Yep

From: Swampbuck
24-Aug-22

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From: LKH
26-Aug-22
Central Montana. Saw first one today. Probably a 3.5 year old 8 point. Nice buck.

From: JL
26-Aug-22
Still nothing hard. Fun to look at though....

From: Pat Lefemine
01-Sep-22

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Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
My first one was last night

From: molsonarcher
01-Sep-22
First i had on cams was 8/29 this year A little forky

From: DRR324
01-Sep-22
Nephew just sent me a pic of a hard horned 8 in Central Mich area tonight

From: Bearman
01-Sep-22
Same time year in/year out. Starts late August and is done by September 10th. (Few exceptions. )

01-Sep-22

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8/31

From: Daff
03-Sep-22
I had one in the back yard shed velvet on the 18th of august in north Georgia. Never seen one shed velvet that early. Now 2 of the 3 that visit my back yard have shed velvet.

From: Michael
03-Sep-22

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The forky I seen from the stand had shed his velvet.

But this guy showed up tonight on a mock scrape. He appears to still have velvet.

From: Zbone
03-Sep-22

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Michael - Did he work the scrape?

Haven't seen a buck for a couple weeks but have a doe out back that already shed to grey...

From: Michael
03-Sep-22
Zbone, I don’t think so. I only got 2 pics of him. First one was behind the scrape and the second pic was the one I posted.

Last night when I hunted that spot. I did see a scrape on the field edge. Not sure if it was from him or not. This small piece has 3 different bucks I have pics of.

From: SwiftShot
04-Sep-22
Blacktail in Washington have been hard horned for weeks.

From: woodguy65
04-Sep-22

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woodguy65's embedded Photo
August 23 Illinois

From: woodguy65
04-Sep-22

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Same deer same day better pic

From: c5ken
04-Sep-22
All hard in SE Michigan in my area anyway...

From: Michael
04-Sep-22
Just had a hard one go by me in SE Nebraska. (Small 8 pointer)

From: Zbone
05-Sep-22

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Seen a basketrack today, grey coat but still in full velvet...

From: Zbone
10-Sep-22

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Seen a basketrack 8-point still in velvet this evening, September 10th... Sorry for bad pic but confirmed he was still in full velvet with 10x binocs....

From: RD
11-Sep-22
Got one on 8/31 SE Mn

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