We ran across Scott Bestul’s April 24th Blog posting at Whitetail 365. They had received a few letters from their blog readers asking when bucks shed their antlers. It seems like the answer to this question varies depending on what part of the country you are located in. According to Bestul a few variables play into how long a buck hangs onto his antlers. “Easy winters and plentiful food result in unstressed bucks that tend to hold antlers longer. But even when the winter is tough, some bucks are just late shedders.” We have seen pictures of bucks still sporting head gear into early April here in the south.
Leave us a comment and let us know when the deer in your area typically shed their antlers. Do you have late shedders in your area? Are any of you getting pictures of bucks already starting to sprout next season’s antlers? If so, make sure to add them to the Moultrie Feeders Photo Gallery.