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Thu., Sept. 5, 2013, 8:38 a.m.

Bucks are polishing up their act

Velvet is peeling off the antlers of this whitetail buck photographed in Montana on Sept. 1, 2013. (Jaime Johnson)
Velvet is peeling off the antlers of this whitetail buck photographed in Montana on Sept. 1, 2013. (Jaime Johnson)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- It's time for this whitetail buck to peel off the velvet and get ready for action.

Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson documented this late-summer stage of antler development last weekend with this photo.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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