Now is the time to search for deer antlers

Tracks, rubs, scrapes, droppings and bedding areas are all common signs that show where deer have been.

In addition to these, this is the time of year when you may find interesting – and highly noticeable – proof that a whitetail has been in your area.Shed Antler Hunter

Now is when a stroll in the woods may lead you to freshly discarded deer antlers. Antler loss is an annual occurrence in a male deer’s life that usually takes place between late December and mid-February. The shedding of antlers is a prelude to the re-growth of new ones.

Besides making room for new “headgear,” another reason antlers shed is a simple one: they aren’t needed anymore. In prior months, a buck needed his antlers to attract and impress females and to fight with competing bucks over females.

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