Two days ago, I had the chance to go for a walk in a
400 acres cedar grove,
which is part of a sanctuary of more than 3000 acres where hunting
is not allowed. Obviously, the
male-female ratio is impressive and our expectations were high. We did find antlers but not as much as we
expected. What mostly surprised us was
the length of time for those antlers to fall.
We found as many antlers covered by snow than on the snow itself,
meaning that some bucks had recently lost their antlers as compared to others
who lost them many weeks ago. Often, the
antlers start to fall during the same period, or almost, and within a short
period of time, this phenomena is over but not this year. Next week, I will be back with a more
elaborated blog on this matter concerning another observation of the day.