Always, a great find, when out hiking or scouting, in the woods. Finding a shed antler will bring a smile, and stir the imagination.
Moose & Deer antler sheds, can be found, in the Aylen lake area. Soon, maybe Elk too!
Antler has many uses, commercially, and for the hobbyist. It can be used for decorative purposes such as furniture, jewellery, and decor. Most recently, it made the news, as a natural ingredient in supplements, for athletes’.
Having, a pair of snowshoes is handy, and make sure your dressed accordingly, shed hunting is like a ‘Wintertime Scavenger Hunt!’
Southfacing hillsides, in areas where deer were known to rub, throughtout the previous fall. Also, checkout any trails & travel corridors, where deer have been known to frequent. These areas, are good places to start, but antler sheds could be anywhere. You just have to keep looking…
Raccoons, porcupines, and other rodents will gnaw on shed antlers, left on the forest floor. It is believed, that the animals are after the calcium and other nutrients found within. This is Natures’ Recycling Program, at work!
Enjoy, Winters’ splendour, and give Shed Antler Hunting, a try!