All the bucks including the youngest ones (Spike and Moki) are in their prime that means large antler growth and maximum body weight. George’s antlers are bigger than ever this year as you can see from the photo.
The antlers are still in velvet, still growing and will continue until some time in August when the velvet will fall away.
The hot weather and frequent rain has provided them with ample pasture and we continue to supplement with mineral licks and produce. Small apples have fallen from neighbours’ apple trees this year, so we are receiving many buckets of apples that are useless for people and gourmet delights for our deer. Special thanks to the Sparlings for a continuous supply this month.