Velvet

November 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Close-up of one of the biggest bull moose in Jackson Hole, named Hoback by the locals.

Moose typically drop their antlers in December or early January, and start growing a new pair by the next mating season in September.  

Even though antlers are the fastest growing tissue in any mammal, you can imagine it takes a while to go from nothing to these sizeable things!

Here's Hoback when I found him in July, with about 1.5 months of antler growing left.



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