The bucks’ racks are growing fast; how much bigger will they get?
In this blog, top whitetail scientist Dr. Grant Woods says:
Bucks will have most of their beam length developed by this week. Most of their points will be showing by mid-June. Some bucks will have all points showing and some will add a few points…tine length is likely to be less than half developed at this time.
Those are general rules, but Grant points out that the growth of individual racks can vary widely:
Some bucks will show a lot of antler growth early, while others seem to add a bunch to their rack during July.
About the picture: Luke Strommen photographed this Milk River buck one summer on August 22; the rack was just fully developed, so you can see how much more tine length a buck might put on over the next 2 months.