Hard Antlers and Velvet. We have some of both in the whitetail buck world around here. For example, the buck in the picture below has his hard antlers for 2017, there is no more growth, only the possibilities of changes in antler color.
Almost daily, new bucks lose the velvet from their antlers. Once they have their hard antlers they want to try them out and show the other bucks what they’ve got.
In September There Are Many Changes In The World Of Whitetail Deer. Although It’s A Step By Step Process Not All Of The Deer Are At The Same Place, Especially This Early in The Month.
When I Talked About Changes In Buck Behavior I Didn’t Mean This! While I scanned deer in the area a in velvet walked up behind the Gray buck. wait a minute!, I did not expect anything like this.
It’s September now and many bucks are still in velvet. A few have antlers that are still growing. Some have shed their velvet and have Hard Antlers. Now the deer woods is getting a different appearance.
Hey, If you only watch one deerhunting video in your life, this is the one. Sit down, and get prepared to have Daniel blow your deerhunting head right of your shoulders.
Some Bucks Have Lost Their Velvet. Some haven’t Yet. Now What We Are Looking For Is Changes In Buck Behavior And The Reaction Of The Does.
Bill Winke is a guy who’s knowledge of bowhunting whitetail deer is extraordinary. Bill takes us into the woods as he starts at the beginning of a hunt, discovering how to get in and get out.
A friend of mine doesn’t call It “Velvet,” he calls it “Felt.” Heck, he’s as right as anybody. Each day now we will see more changes in buck and doe behavior.
The Answer To The Question Is, Yesterday. Yep! Two Bucks Have Moved On To Hard Antler Life. Here Are The Pics.
How Long Will It Take From Protein Set Up To Meal Time? Well, it depends. First, the deer have to find it. I has to be easy to get to the protein pellets. And 3rd, a big one, they have to like it.
Deer are passing through here early, when it’s still too dark to see anything except a horizontal shaped objects. And daylight comes in at a crawl and you can’t tell if any of those shapes are bucks or not, even with the binoculars.
A while back a hunter asked me if I thought feeding protein enhanced the development of whitetail deer. My answer was, “ABSOULTUELY!”
When I Answered My iPhone. Rick Philippi Said He Had Just Bought A New, Larger Feeder For Protein Pellets, Did I Want His Old One? Without a second’s pause I replied, “Yes.”
Green sprigs are popping up and creating deer activity in my newly planted food plot. That kept my Sony busy this morning.
Two bucks are back first thing this morning, ‘Double Finger’ is on the left. Off to my right, something catches the bucks attention and they advance and watch it
The Seeds Are In The Food Plot. Now It’s Time For The Waiting Game. Dwayne Glover did an excellent job of plowing and planting two food plots. Now it’s up to Mother Nature.
My food plot plans didn’t pan out. So I texted my friend Dwayne Glover for help. Last weekend Dwayne came over with his tractor to get it done.
Which Starts Up The Scrape Activity, The Buck or The Does?
In the trees at the woods edge I saw a deer pawing the ground with its front hoof. When it raised its head I saw…
Now we have a closer look at the ‘Double Finger’ buck. He has a nice gut working. But he doesn’t always show it, I’ll tell you why. And let’s talk about that rack again.
August is a mixed bag in the deer woods. Bucks are channeling all their energy into growing bigger racks. Fawns are getting a little larger daily. Does are teaching them by example. And the woods is changing too.
Whitetail deer like edges, places where the terrain changes from one type to another. We meet the “Double Finger” buck there today.
Last night it rained and the deer woods was beautiful this morning. And when a 9-point and 8-point came through the area I got some good pictures of them and their activities.
The afternoon shadows under the limbs slowly grew darker as the sun poked along lower and lower. I spotted a big bodied deer and glassed it.
A nice buck in velvet came out of the woods and went to the plowed area I felt like things were going to work out now that I drove the hogs off by taking 5 out of the hog group.
This morning was what my friend Dennis Crabtree calls a “Dandy.” First, a nice July buck in velvet passed in front of my blind, he obviously was going somewhere. And he was gonna make me a happy deer picture taker.
The last hour of good daylight got things going, deer wise. I got pictures of does and some fawns, MUSHROOM head with a date and two bucks with good rack potential.
Here In The Not So Wide Open Places There Are Other Places For Deer To Go If Your Place Gets Too Hog-A-Fied For Them. I Want To Keep That From Happening.
A doe and fawn came into the area. As I watched them two bucks approached them. I thought “I just might get some good buck pictures this morning.” Wrong!
After seeing the 3 nice bucks late yesterday afternoon I was pumped. I wanted to go to sleep early and hit the sack at 9:30 so I’d get plenty of sleep and get out before daylight. At 11:20 I was still wide awake. I got up and ate a bowl of raisin bran. Usually that makes me sleepy but it didn’t work tonight.