Very young bucks often called "button bucks" only have small bumps for antlers.
A buck’s first set of antlers begins to grow when it’s about 10 months old. Deer antlers can grow as much as a half inch per day, making them one of the fastest growing tissues known to man.
Deer antlers begin growing in early spring. Usually deer antlers begin to grow out of the head in a backward direction and then quickly changes direction and grows forward. By August or early September, antlers are fully-grown.
Many people collect antler sheds for decoration or use them in craft projects.
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