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The Amazing Marvel of

Antler Growth By Charles J. Alsheimer Photos by the Author


ntlers drive the hunting industry. The mere thought of them conjures up a myriad of questions. How big can they grow? When do they begin growing? How long does it take for a buck’s antlers to grow? What are they made of? What does it take to grow great antlers? Some might say that the whitetail has shaped my career. That would be a fair statement because I’ve been passionate about all aspects of them for more than 50 years. This passion played a role in my decision to begin raising them more than 20 years ago. During this time I’ve learned much about their behavior and physiology. Though every aspect of the whitetail fascinates me, it is their antlers that interest me most.

Vol. 19, No. 3 /



Whitetail News Vol 19.3  

Whitetail News Volume 19 issue 3

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