I set out shelled corn and a cam when flintlock season ended. Got pics of 9 different bucks. I’ve been giving them 40 lb of corn every 3rd day, and as of yesterday, 5 still are holding both antlers, and 2 have lost one side. I’m guessing the other two bucks have shed both sides.
I don’t normally look for sheds until about March 10th.
Just because the antler was chewed that much doesn't mean it was from last year. I have seen antlers chewed that much from deer season, when the hunter shot them off the bucks head, to late January when I finally found and recovered them.Found two more , one is chewed up pretty good , from last year.
The old one was in an area that gets worked over pretty good , surprised nobody
picked it up till now.