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Location: OREGON(homestate)Mississippi(duty station)
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saw elk today but a question

I was up in the woods today tuning my bow and practiceing with it and saw 12 elk 2 newly dropped calves 9 cows and a big bodied bull.It was a 3 pt in velvet. My question is when does the antler growth stop do you think this bull will be bigger by late august. Th conditions are good plenty of vegetation her in NW Oregon.
Thanks for any help

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Location: Alberta Canada
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saw elk today but a question

The bull you saw will be a lot bigger on season opener ((body and antlers)).
Bulls antlers will keep growing until August , so you still have about 3 months of growth. I think this bull is 4 pointers or more,, body size this bull will add quite few more pounds by season opener .

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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saw elk today but a question

In Colorado our Bull Elk start rubbing their antlers in Mid August and most bulls will have clean antlers by the archery opener, which this year is 8/26.

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