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    red stags with clean antlers?

    When would people expect to start seeing red stags with clean antlers on lower ground in Perthshire?

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    Thanks.

    Is there much variation in the timing year to year?

    I'm used to roe and fallow, but in the last 2 years have started seeing increasing numbers of stags appear on the ground, and I'm very curious about them.

    I did manage to shoot my first red stag last year. I say 'stag'... he had one 6 inch antler. I'm hoping for something better this season!

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    A bit of variation we used to start with clients the second week of September and mature stags were clean by then some younger beasts would still be in vevet.

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    I'd agree with bogtrotter...early September...
    although I did shoot one at the end of the 3rd week of August last season who was clean and coloured up.....
    ... One shot...one kill....

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    Bit of a difference from the south then, first of mine is usually clean by July 20th (casts on Feb 20th, has done each year for the last 4 years)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberstag View Post
    Bit of a difference from the south then, first of mine is usually clean by July 20th (casts on Feb 20th, has done each year for the last 4 years)
    A lot later up here.

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    Just to update this thread the first of my stags is cleaning velvet this morning. He is 11 yrs old, 340 kilos liveweight. I tried to upload a photo but cannot do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberstag View Post
    Just to update this thread the first of my stags is cleaning velvet this morning. He is 11 yrs old, 340 kilos liveweight. I tried to upload a photo but cannot do it.
    Gosh. Where is this? And by the sound these are farmed stags?

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