Get a hold of the book,"Deer" from "The Wildlife Series" edited by Duane Gerlach, Sally Atwater, and Judith Schnell, published by Stackpole Books ISBN 0-8117-0433-5, 599.7357 Dewey decimal. There is more in this book about deer biology than most want to know. Authors include James Kroll, Karl Miller, Larry Marchington, Harry Jacobson, John Ozoga, David Guynn,Jr.,Valerius Geist and many others. Also has a great section on Mule Deer. It may not answer all your questions about antler growth, but it will give you a good foundation in deer biology, to which you can advance upon in the antler growth area.
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