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Could be due to Global warming that they are shedding this early................Just saying........... :rofl:

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Last year I saw a buck in March that still had both antlers. Ironically it was the same buck I shot with the rifle this fall. It was obviously a mild winter last year. Maybe it has something to do with the how harsh the winter will be? It hasn't been harsh yet but we have had plenty of snow so far.

It would be interesting to see if there is a pattern that coincides with the weather.

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Last year I saw a buck in March that still had both antlers. Ironically it was the same buck I shot with the rifle this fall. It was obviously a mild winter last year. Maybe it has something to do with the how harsh the winter will be? It hasn't been harsh yet but we have had plenty of snow so far.

It would be interesting to see if there is a pattern that coincides with the weather.

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Its probably more to do with pressure than the weather...I saw couple bucks in March last year as well with antlers

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Buck doe ratio is more balanced or skewed towards the buck side. Hormones decide when they drop. This is determined by does not in estrus.

Just one opinion. Nutrition is also important. My Dad use to think it was caused by very frigid temps but this doesn't explain southern climates.

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The antlers drop due to the decreased amount of testosterone in the buck, usually determined by photoperiodism, a wound or stress.

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Mama says alligators are ornery cause the got all those teeth n no toothbrush!!

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I would never have guessed that numbers of bucks are shedding this early. I saw a buck today with his antlers intact and I found an active scrape that had been worked overnight!

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