When Do Antlers Stop Growing?

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Individual antler tines show up like neon signs when flying over with thermal triggered cameras during this time of year. During early August most bucks switch from adding new growth to their antlers to adding minerals to their antlers. Antlers begin changing from being soft and somewhat pliable to hardened antlers.

Often during early August a buck’s antlers will change from looking swollen or bulbous at the tips of the tines to a more normal diameter. Once this change in appearance occurs don’t expect the buck to add much growth to beam or tine length.

By early to mid August it’s likely most bucks have experienced most of their antler growth for the year.

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About Grant Woods

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Dr. Grant Woods was raised and began his love of white-tailed deer as a bow hunter in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.