Filmmaker and hunter Jason Sebo got a late-season surprise when, after recovering a buck shot, he found its antlers discarded on the forest floor.
“[It] ran about 60-70 yards, piled up,” Sebo said in this video. “Unfortunately this time of the year, their horns begin to break off the pedestals and that’s exactly what happened.”
Deer generally start shedding their antlers in late winter and start growing them again in late March or early April. It is not too uncommon for hunters to see bucks rubbing or shaking off their antlers, and older ones usually shed before younger ones. It also seems that bucks can even drop them after being arrowed—although its mad dash through the woods may have helped to knock it loose.
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