Sunday, February 27, 2011

Antler Shedding

Looks like most of the bucks are still tenaciously hanging on to their antlers in my area. The small 8 pointer up in the mountain has loss one side but the 8 pointer and a couple of smaller bucks at the power line still have both sides. This week and next should see the majority of the bucks shed their antlers around here.




11 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Wow. Even for a non-hunter like me, that seems pretty late to hang on to horns. You'd think they'd be starting on fresh growth for spring.

Farmchick said...

The first time my husband told me that he was going shed hunting I thought he meant a small building for the farm. Seriously.

Rick Kratzke said...

The winter has there systems all messed up I bet. I saw 6 tonight but it's the first 6 in 2 months.

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Dawn said...

Oh I would want to shake those things off my head.

KB said...

Great photos! I wish that I knew where our deer had gone so that I could compare our antler shedding time to yours. I know that as of 2 wks ago, our bucks still had their antlers.

I moved a cam out to a meadow today. The snow melts there so fast that I suspect that many of our animals are hanging out there. We'll see!

Maybe you'll find some antlers!

Chaplain for the Outdoor Community said...

sweet photos... We just landed back in Southern California after being gone for several years. I've gotta hit the National Forest this come week to see if we can find any sheds.

Thanks for sharing

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

I'm looking forward to doing some antler-searching down by the pond this coming week. I wonder if our bucks are any further along in their shedding than yours? :)

heyBJK said...

Wow. Our bucks have normally dropped them long ago. Sometimes we'll see a buck that has already dropped one side before bow season is over.

Allison said...

I agree with Dawn... get them off me!! :D

Liesl said...

Hi Joe, those bucks shedding their antlers is so weird,we don't have anything doing that over here!! How long do they take to grow out fully again?

Joe said...

Liesl - They'll start growing new antlers around May and will be fully developed around the end of September.