I've wondered that myself. It's been a very mild winter here (not complaining at all), and the little bucks are dropping, but the bigger boys are still packing. What I would consider a "normal" time frame (and only by my personal gathering experience) for our area, is around the middle of Feb. I've watched elk hang on to their antlers clear up to the end of April. (That year we had way more snow and colder temps.) Do they retain the antlers for nutritional value?
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