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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.

Nebraska Bucks

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.

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White-tailed deer buck in the autumn woodlands at Ponca State Park.
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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.
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A white-tailed buck crosses through the fall foilage at Eugene T. Mahoney SP.
Jeff Kurrus/NEBRASKAland Magazine
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A mule deer walks along the edge of a cornfield in Arthur county.
Eric Fowler/NEBRASKAland Magazine
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Bucks without branching antlers are often termed Spikehorn or spiked bucks. Julie Geiser/NEBRASKAland Magazine
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Two bucks feed in a Sarpy County cornfield.
Jeff Kurrus/NEBRASKAland Magazine
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A mule deer crosses a Sandhills gravel road in Arthur County.
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2 comments

  1. enjoyed article in Oct 2013 issue of nebraskaland magazine…titled “all about antlers” since the article is copyright protected I am unable to copy it and send copies to some friends in Atlanta GA. Please have editor e-mail me and see if we can get copies of this article to my friends. appreciate your help!

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