Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Tuesday, October 13, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 47° Cloudy

Outdoors blog

Bucks looking ragged as they shed velvet

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

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.



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.

Follow Rich online:




Go to the full Outdoors page