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Question about antler sheds

Old 04-10-2006, 05:42 PM
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this is probably a stupid question but what is meant by shed? Do deer shed the entire antler or a casing around it? Please help.
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:49 PM
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They shed the entire antler every year. Antelope cast their horns, mainly the outside part of it.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:55 PM
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Yes, deer "shed" or lose their antlers every year.

And for lack of better terms, a deer antler is basically bone when it hardens whereas an antelope's antler is based more on hair folicals (sp?). If you saw the two up close you would understand what I mean.
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