Talked to a buddy last night. I don't really agree what he was saying, but it is worthy of some more opinions. He believes late bred does which birth bucks in say June/July, will make the bucks hold their antlers longer. He also believes some bucks never lose their antlers. I can see there being the antlered doe here and there which might not lose them. Not overly common, but not unheard of. I can see the first year the young bucks grow their antlers where they might grow a bit longer than others. I just don't know for sure on these questions and thought I would seek some more opinions. I don't know that there are right or wrong answers here. Just looking for some opinions as the bone is starting to develop and grow right now!