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.
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.