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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 27, 2011

SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2011

A whitetail sheds velvet from his antlers in August. (Jaime Johnson)

Bucks looking ragged as they shed velvet

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Whitetail bucks are making that transition from growing velevet-covered antlers to hardened racks that will play into their stature for breeding. Outdoor photographers Jaime and Lisa Johnson of Lincoln, Mont., keep track of such things. Check out their gallery.

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