The Truth About Deer Antlers

April 23, 2021

Taking a spring nature walk? Keep an eye out for antlers! 

Antlers are prized by hunters, nature enthusiasts and even some dog lovers! Antlers may seem very similar to horns, but did you know there are many differences? While both boney structures continue to grow during the animal’s life, antlers are shed and regrown each year. Deer shed their antlers in early spring, so now is the perfect time to look outside! One deer’s leftovers is another person’s treasure! 

All about antlers! 

 Antlers can be found in places frequented by the male deer who shed them. Just make sure to look earlier rather than later since many rodents will chew and wear them down. Most importantly, have patience and keep your eyes peeled!