Jan. 21, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The new year means an old season. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on those antlers you’ve been chasing since the end of summer. Now is the perfect time to start looking for sheds. The best part? There’s no limit to how many you can pick up!
Although rare, some antlers drop as early as December. Still, there are possibilities behind the early drops, like disease or injury, that cause osteoclasts cells to cast antlers earlier than normal. Other factors that may cause antlers to shed earlier than normal are harsh living conditions, starvation, or being run down from the rut. But some deer will hold on to their antlers as late as March, or early April. So moral of the story, when a buck sheds his antlers is relatively unpredictable.
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