Buchanan County Conservation Hosting Deer Shed Hunt
Buchanan County Conservation will be hosting a new event this weekend.
A Deer Shed Hunt will take place Saturday morning from 9 to 11 am at Fontana Park in the Hazleton area.
Naturalist Michael Maas says white-tailed deer are in the ungulate family like elk and moose. And from January through April, the males will shed their antlers. The process takes about 2 to 3 weeks before the antlers completely fall off.
Maas says many people will go out and hunt for these sheds, so they’ve decided to host this first-time event where you can do the same. Following a short presentation in the Nature Center classroom on the biology of shedding, the group will head to another county park to hunt for sheds. Tips will be shared about how to find sheds and where to look for the antlers. There may even be an opportunity to take one home.
Pre-registration is required – go online to buchanancountyparks.com and click on ‘Public Events.’
photo courtesy of Buchanan County Conservation