Yes, it is very possible. The dry conditions can delay the shedding of the velvet. I know it is supposed to be triggered by the length of daylight, but other factors will impact the growth period. We had one year with a dry spring and early summer, then had late rains. Manyt of our bucks still had velvet Halloween weekend. We did not see any in velvet once gun season opened, about 2 weeks later. Maybe you will get lucky and get one in velvet. That would be a neat trophy. Good luck.