One of our bloggers who shall remain anonymous sent us the first good buck of 2014. This buck’s antlers might grow 1/8” to 1/2” per day for the next 2 months, until the rack is fully developed in early to mid-August. Those brow tines will be killer.
Nothing fires us up more and seems to make the season get here a little quicker than looking at trail-camera images from around the country. Email me your pictures to share. As always I’ll never publish your name and certainly not the state/area where your cam bucks are living. That’s your secret and I’d never blow your cover.
Just put a couple cameras out today. Been running a mineral site for a couple months. Seen some nice tracks in the area. We’ll see what shows up on camera when I check them in two weeks!
Whoop Whoop! It’s that crucial time again where if you’re going to supplement protein into your herd’s diet this will benefit the bucks antler growth more than anything else you can do. Have mineral sites and protein sites to get those added inches of horn. Being out here in Arizona now it amazes me how quickly these bull elk put on their bone. A friend posted a pic of a 330″ bull yesterday and he still has a solid 40-60 days of growth left, good possibility that one will make it to 400 inches! Mike I look forward to the future posts of many giants in velvet. It’s like Christmas time for hunters!
Bucks going real well. There are some pictures of some nice ones sent in on area 5 of the rut report. Time to get pumped.
I agree with blackwolf – the brow’s will still grow, but not as much as the rest of the rack. I’ve have gotten about 300 pics in the last 2 weeks of mostly 1 1/2 year olds. Nothing to get excited about yet. Heading to grab my cameras in a couple hours. I’ll be sure to send it your way if their grand-daddy showed up.
Mike, You mention the future “killer browtines”. As a casual observer of many spring time bucks, it seems as if the brows are the first of the head gear to reach thier potential. You will notice that there isn’t much knob left on the tips which seems to indicate they are almost done. Do you know of any scientific evidence of this?
I’m not sure about scientific evidence, but like you, observation proves many bucks develop brow protential while main beams are still growing; and definitely before g2s and g3s are at 50%-75%. I wonder about the “super brow bucks” that grow 12″+ brows. Do they develop like the norm?