Antler growth

Millbank Venison

Sustainable, Ethical, High Animal Welfare, Low Carbon, Nutritious

The bucks antlers this summer have been unusually slow to grow this has coincided with an unusually dry summer. We were fascinated to notice that the bucks antlers grew significantly with a mass down pour of rain. See the following research on antler growth.

White Tail deer study in Texas – Spring rain and antler growth were highly correlated, meaning bucks grew larger antlers following wet springs and smaller antlers following dry ones. The data collected during the South Texas Buck Project conclusively found that spring rains alone accounted for as much as a 20 inch shift in gross Boone and Crockett scores for mature bucks! These findings really illustrate the importance of precipitation, habitat condition and food availability to any landowner or hunter interested in deer management.  For more information see  Buck Manager.

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