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When does a buck drop its antler in PA. I want to find one so bad. Where should i look. Ive heard of starting at different times and starting early becuase that when the big guys cant hold theres on any longer or do they keep theirs the longest. Anything you knowing on shed huntign in PA please share. I want one so bad.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

A good place to look is on a picked cornfield with close bedding by. I usally look when the snow is melting in early spring or late winter. If you see a field this winter full of deer take a walk were they feed. As far as dropping the antlers is all depends on the stress they had in rut and the winter weather.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

In northern Pa. I've seen bucks drop their antlers in mid-December, but most will in Jan. and Feb. i believe. As stated above stress has a lot to do with it, as does age, nutrition and weather.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

In northern Pa. I've seen bucks drop their antlers in mid-December, but most will in Jan. and Feb. i believe. As stated above stress has a lot to do with it, as does age, nutrition and weather.

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from deerslayer1234 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

They dont drop till the end of december/ january up here in northern PA. but you can probally still find sheds from last year.

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from BioGuy wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Steve182's got the right answer, although I did see a small buck last year that kept an antler until mid-march.

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from LesserSon wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I've heard early cold weather can cause them to drop a little earlier. A guy got a buck four or five years ago in Lycoming county in the first week, but as it went down, it struck an antler that came off. I would expect if warmer weather persists they may hang on a little longer. I really don't know if it is triggered by daylength, temperature, or body chemistry from a changing diet.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I've found a shed in mid december while grouse hunting. I almost passed it by, but then I tripped on it!

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from kyle wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

A good place to look is on a picked cornfield with close bedding by. I usally look when the snow is melting in early spring or late winter. If you see a field this winter full of deer take a walk were they feed. As far as dropping the antlers is all depends on the stress they had in rut and the winter weather.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

In northern Pa. I've seen bucks drop their antlers in mid-December, but most will in Jan. and Feb. i believe. As stated above stress has a lot to do with it, as does age, nutrition and weather.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

In northern Pa. I've seen bucks drop their antlers in mid-December, but most will in Jan. and Feb. i believe. As stated above stress has a lot to do with it, as does age, nutrition and weather.

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from deerslayer1234 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

They dont drop till the end of december/ january up here in northern PA. but you can probally still find sheds from last year.

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from BioGuy wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Steve182's got the right answer, although I did see a small buck last year that kept an antler until mid-march.

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from LesserSon wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I've heard early cold weather can cause them to drop a little earlier. A guy got a buck four or five years ago in Lycoming county in the first week, but as it went down, it struck an antler that came off. I would expect if warmer weather persists they may hang on a little longer. I really don't know if it is triggered by daylength, temperature, or body chemistry from a changing diet.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I've found a shed in mid december while grouse hunting. I almost passed it by, but then I tripped on it!

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