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Losing Velvet

Postby jalbrsn » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:59 pm

Got this off my camera today
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby gtk » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:15 pm

jalbrsn.. you (or your cams) seem to be a buck magnet :)
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby jalbrsn » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:01 pm

check it today and he has lost it all
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby teacher » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:07 am

GTK, I don't think it is his camera that is the buck magnet. I think it is the "yellow gold" on the ground. (Just kidding, I put it out from time to time too.)
Jalbrsn, that is awesome! How many days between pics?
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby gtk » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:54 am

that buck seems to be a regular, huh..

I tried the yellow gold to get them to come in to the trailcam, and all I ever got on film was crows/blackbirds/bluejays...
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby teacher » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:54 am

Ok, yes, I am an idiot! I didn't even notice the dates on the pictures. I do teach math, so I can subtract 9 from 10 and get 1 to find the answer to my earlier question. I am shocked to find out that it only took one day for him to shed all that velvet. I figured it would take a week or so. I guess you learn something new every day. I learned 2 things: 1) It doesn't take long for deer to shed their velvet and 2) Pay attention to the post before you go asking stupid questions.
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby jalbrsn » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:16 pm

He is on that camera everytime i check it. He comes to the pile of corn everynight. I got a picture of this deer last year and i couldn't believe how much bigger he got .
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby phesterbuck » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:15 pm

Are the antlers on deer sensitive when they are loosing velvet and before the antlers have hardened? It looks like the antlers are bleeding when they start to loose velvet. :?:
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby jalbrsn » Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:22 pm

:welcome: Welcome phesterbuck glad you joined the forum been looking for you to join and chat
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby jalbrsn » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:06 pm

Got these pics today look at the times and watch the velvet
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby gtk » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:47 pm

That is very 8)

Just a little over two hours, and he's clean. Have you ever wondered why you never find clumps of velvet on new rubs this time of year?
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby jalbrsn » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:53 pm

I don't know why i looked today cause i fould alot of rubs and didn't find any even looked around the corn to see if some fall off there and found nothing
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby turrettoad13 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:15 am

I like the one with the coon and the buck , looks like they are about to throw down . I have heard that a buck will eat his velvet . I dont know how true that is , you hear a lot of old hunters tails . If the clumps of velvet are small and dry quick they will blend into the leaves pretty quick . Cool pics and good luck with that buck .
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby jbullard1 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:46 am

Hey Toad
Here is what a throw down looks like :2TU:
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby merrillcd_mem » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:51 am

The link below is a slideshow of a deer shedding and eating velvet.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstre ... 63,00.html
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby turrettoad13 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:06 pm

Thats cool pic of the buck / bandit fight . Thanks for the link to the buck rubbing and eating the velvet . I know I'm crazy - but I knew I had heard of them doing that .Now I wonder why they do that , proteen mabey ?
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby merrillcd_mem » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:13 pm

Never seen it in person, I did see a PBS special years ago. This doumentry was very cool. Made somewhere in Canada, showed these huge bucks and they were chowing down on the velvet.
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Re: Losing Velvet

Postby gtk » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:22 pm

turrettoad13 wrote:I have heard that a buck will eat his velvet .

I actually saw that on a show on discovery channel a few weeks ago.. That would explain why you never find any velvet around the early rubs !
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