February 7, 2023

West Virginia Hunters Growing Bigger Antlers

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According to Mannix Porterfield, in an article in the Register-Herald, West Virginia’s corn harvest is being used to feed deer and other wildlife more than anything else. With most deer feedings occurring between December and early summer, antler growth is increased. Biologists have always said that most antler growth is done in the early spring when deer begin to feed on new growth. If there is ample feed, generally speaking antler growth is enhanced. The opposite is true with less available feed.

So, the question remains, should we be feeding the wildlife for whatever reasons?

Tom Remington