‘Doc’ and ‘Meatball’ give us a day-by-day look at the changes that occur during the antler growth stages of whitetail deer.
Most of us have probably set up our trail cameras early enough in the year to get a look at some of the bucks in velvet, but it’s not too often that we get to see the antler growth from start to finish.
Thanks to the folks at MSU Deer Lab, now we can.
The first video is Doc, and he turns into a very impressive looking buck with a huge drop tine.
Next is Meatball, and though his rack ins’t quite as impressive as Doc’s, he grows a nice set of antlers.
Meatball only took 170 days for his antler growth stage to be complete, but Doc went a little longer, taking 209 days.
Two great looking bucks that any hunter wouldn’t mind seeing during hunting season!