Originally Posted By: NickD90
Another kinda interesting thing is that some of the mature bucks are totally hard horned and all shined up, while others of the same antler size are still in velvet. I don't know if that's caused by age, time of year they were born, food, minerals or what? Maybe someone else has some knowledge they can share.

Some bucks velvet just gets to itching before others. Unless the ends look balled up still, they are usually done growing by end mid August.