How much antler growth in one year

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by bentonman, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. bentonman

    bentonman Well-Known Member

    I have two bucks on my trail cam after all the gun seasons were over this past week. One is a fairly wide seven pt. and the other is a tall eight pt. I am guessing at least 2.5 years old and maybe 3.5. Of course they are totally nocturnal. Was wondering how much they will add in antler growth next year? I am hoping that next year they will screw up one time and show in the daylight. Also hope they stay in my area.
     
  2. mossyhorn

    mossyhorn Well-Known Member

    it all depends on genes, nutrition and over all health. No one really knows. I have found that when a deer is on its way down from it's prime they will lose around 10 in's a year. This is only with the deer i have seen my self though so im sure its not the same with every deer.