Biology, Facts, & Tips for Whitetail Shed Hunting
The Basics & Biology
Nutrition can also play a role in the timing of antler drop too. Bucks in poor health will often drop antlers as early as mid-December in the Midwest. Early shedding isn’t necessarily a sign of poor nutrition though. Injuries or an extremely long and intense rut can also cause a buck to be in poor physical condition, thus causing a rapid drop in testosterone and expediting his antler shedding.
Regardless of your motivation, get out and look for some sheds. It’s a great way to spend time with family, friends, and enjoying nature. Maybe your next find will result in a critical piece of information for the fall hunting season. Or perhaps the next shed antler you find will just be added to the stack of sheds from previous years. Either way, it’s always satisfying to find one of nature’s treasures.
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