Got pictures this week of a small half rack 4 pt. Also with his is a buck that is starting to grow his new antlers...What a weird spring so far!!
Most bucks in my area usually start dropping antlers around mid February to mid March. Over the years I have seen the odd one still carrying them into the first week of April. The buck you mention that is starting to grow new antlers may have shed in December of 2011 as a few were reported doing this. Weatherwise, yes it sure has been different to what one is normally acustomed to.
I had bucks up till last week still carrying full racks. I also had one that had 1 1/2 new growth about 3 weeks ago. I am hoping he is the big boy. The latest I have ever seen was end of April still holding.
LCPL Ralph Fabbri 9/29/89-9/28/10 KIA fighting for our freedom.
All of the bucks around my area lost their antlers before the end of January. Most of them at the end of December. Saw one buck out of 9 i was watching with antlers still in February and he lost them Feb 6th or 7th