When in velvet, antlers are very vulnerable. Bucks are intuitively aware of this and are very careful during the growth process. This is one reason it’s common to see bucks out in the open when they are in velvet.
What is the best whitetail state? This frequent article subject resurfaces just about every year. Like most whitetail fanatics, I enjoy looking at what states are producing the big boys and daydream about hunting them – hunting them all.