where are all the sheds?
we have a lot of deer around us. one winter morning, while my son and i were gazing out at the lake watching the sunrise, we saw 17 deer come bounding out of our cattails, one after the other. they had been bedding down there overnight. 17! whitetail bucks shed and re-grow their set of antlers each year. every winter a buck sheds, or casts, his antlers. as soon as the antlers are shed they start growing again. with all my time hiking through our minnesota woods, why have i never found a whitetail shed? it makes no sense to me. i’ve heard that mice will chew then like a dog gnawing a bone. maybe all of my majestic deer sheds are still out there in the wood, but in the non-majestic form of mouse poop.