See a mature whitetail shed its velvet on an Illinois deer farm.
There are few things that show deer season is right around the corner for the midwest. First, crops are drying up and farmers are beginning harvest. Second, bucks are shedding velvet and exposing a fresh set of antlers.
Watch this whitetail with some freshly shed velvet.
Bucks shedding velvet is the end of an exciting spring and summer, but just an indicator of what’s to come.
This farm deer was using all sorts of surfaces to take off the remaining velvet. After a day of rubbing its antlers, the velvet has disappeared and now testosterone levels will continue to increase as the fall progresses.
Now it’s just time to sit back and get ready for late October and early November for bucks cruising the woods.