It's shed hunting time March 19, 2016 Pennsylvania,

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It's shed hunting time March 19, 2016 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... “Antlers serve as a mechanism for competing for mates ... During the post-rut, when antlers are no longer necessary, testosterone levels drop, causing the loss of a layer of cells at the base of the antlers. As those cells are depleted, it dissolves the bond linking the antler to the skull, and the antler is shed.” ...

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