On the new farm we have had the cameras out for about two weeks now. We are very excited with a couple of these bucks and looking forward to getting started chasing them. The next few weeks are critical for the deer, the heat in the midwest is terrible and the drought it really hurting the animals. If you have a water source on your property to hunt, that will be a great place to start this season. I know we have cameras up on the water hole, and the deer are hammering the water, and the Buck Buffet is getting thrashed. While water is number one, if you have the correct proteins, minerals and feed available, these next two weeks of antler growth are when you get a lot of cool “kickers and stickers” to develop. I would guess we will see velvet start to come off by the 15th of August. Check back in and see if I am right!