In Nebraska, white-tailed deer antler growth begins in the Spring. By early September, growth has ceased as bucks begin to rub their velvet-covered antlers on trees, shaping their newly created bones into fine points. The antlers are typically cast, or shed, between December and March. Hunters eagerly await the November firearm season, which begins November 16.
White-tailed deer antler growth in Nebraska begins in March or April. By early September, growth has ceased as bucks begin to rub their velvet-covered antlers on trees, shaping their newly created bones into fine points. The antlers are typically cast, or shed, between December and March. Hunters eagerly await the November firearm season in Nebraska, which begins November 16.
White-tailed deer buck in the autumn woodlands at Ponca State Park. [img src=http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/wp-content/flagallery/bucks/thumbs/thumbs_deer03_ef0018_02_111540.jpg]1750
A mature white-tailed deer buck, his antlers still encased in velvet on a midsummer's evening, pauses as it walks along a trail separating a cornfield and woodland cover at DeSoto NWR.Eric Fowler/NEBRASKAland Magazine[img src=http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/wp-content/flagallery/bucks/thumbs/thumbs_ef_20101108_0103_117526.jpg]1700
A white-tailed buck crosses through the fall foilage at Eugene T. Mahoney SP.Jeff Kurrus/NEBRASKAland Magazine[img src=http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/wp-content/flagallery/bucks/thumbs/thumbs_deer04_ef0011_05_94962.jpg]1410
A mule deer walks along the edge of a cornfield in Arthur county.Eric Fowler/NEBRASKAland Magazine[img src=http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/wp-content/flagallery/bucks/thumbs/thumbs_jg_201310013_906_118848.jpg]1120
Bucks without branching antlers are often termed Spikehorn or spiked bucks. Julie Geiser/NEBRASKAland Magazine[img src=http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/wp-content/flagallery/bucks/thumbs/thumbs_me6u0894_97628.jpg]1200
Two bucks feed in a Sarpy County cornfield.Jeff Kurrus/NEBRASKAland Magazine[img src=http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/wp-content/flagallery/bucks/thumbs/thumbs_deer04_ef0014_01_94984.jpg]1320
A mule deer crosses a Sandhills gravel road in Arthur County.Eric Fowler/NEBRASKAland Magazine