White-tailed Deer and Racks
Regarding whitetail deer, if a one year old buck has
spiked antlers, will it ever develope a typical or non-typical rack, or
will it always remain a spiked buck?
Small, or spiked, antlers are usually grown by young buck deer that have not
reached full maturity. Usually they will develop larger racks as they get
older, with the biggest racks on the oldest, strongest bucks.
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Update: June 2012