Why do deer shed their antlers?

Answer Science has yet to explain the reason deer shed their antlers, while similar horned animals do not shed their horns. However, scientists have figured out the biological process of shedding. This i... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why do deer shed their antlers

Do deer&elk shed their antlers?

Male deer and elk shed their antlers each year and grow a larger replacement set, according to Reindeer are the only subspecies whose females also bear antlers; they, too, shed the... Read More »

Do deer shed their antlers yearly?

Male deer shed their antlers annually to be able to grow new ones. Antlers are true bone. According to King's Outdoor World, antler growth "begins in late March or early April and the growing bone ... Read More »

Do deer shed their antlers annually?

All five members of the deer family native to North America--moose, caribou, elk, white-tailed deer and mule deer--start to grow antlers each spring that they shed by the end of their mating season... Read More »

Do male deer shed their antlers?

The males of four North American species in the deer family shed their antlers every year. Whitetail deer, mule deer, elk and moose grow a new set of antlers every spring and summer. Caribou are th... Read More »