White Tailed Deer bucks around New Jersey begin to drop their antlers as early as December or as late as March.  The lack of snow this winter has made shed hunting easier then in years past.  I found a shed on December 31st and recently another on January 29th.  The recent find happened to be a shed from last year that managed to go unnoticed by wildlife looking for a nutritious snack.  I wonder if it was the proximity to the road that left the antler untouched by wildlife?  The antlers are an excellent treat for animals the size of rodents up to coyotes craving calcium.

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