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6664602767_bac93437e0_z[1]Event though hunting season is months away, whitetail deer bucks are already showing the foundation of their antler growth.

By mid-June, mature bucks will have antlers at least 12 inches high and as wide as their ears. Food plots are also in full bloom with a singular problem: how to keep deer from eating the plants before they mature.

This video from GrowingDeer.tv shows how far along antlers have progressed by this time of year, and also shows you how to put up an electric fence to protect your growing vegetation. Velvet bucks are always exciting, so we know you’ll enjoy this one.

Photo: Deer and Deer Hunting

SOURCEGrowingDeer.tv
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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.

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