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White-tailed Bucks Shedding Antlers

Antlers, the fastest growing mammal tissue on earth, are grown by male White-tailed Deer (and very occasionally females) every year and shed every year. They begin growing in the spring, usually April, and complete their growth in August or September. 209 more words

The Danger of Christmas

Poor deer. Tangled in Christmas lights. I was assured he would be fine but he will have to shed his antlers. Let’s all grow antlers for the new year! 22 more words


A Gift From The Woods

Antlers are more like fingernails than bone, they begin with soft nubs on the skull before growing to full size. The new growth is covered in a fur-like velvet that protects the delicate structure until it hardens. 165 more words

In The Woods