It won’t be much longer now.

Bucks that were once carrying racks that would make a hunter drool will be laying them on the ground.

For some whitetail fanatics, hunting sheds is as addictive as hunting the animal itself.

If you know why bucks lose their antlers, you’ll have a better idea when to start looking for them. And you’ll learn something about the antler shedding process as well.

Outdoor Life can help you get a better understanding.

Individuals in poor body condition may shed their antlers before deer with adequate food resources. Stressors such as a harsh winter or injuries that may have occurred during antler growth often result in earlier antler shedding as well… [continued]

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