When do Elk Shed their Antlers?

Elk Antlers Shed

Around mid to late winter elk antlers fall off naturally and start regrowing for the elk's next Fall Rut display.  Sometime in March to April is prime time for finding one of these trophy prizes!

Tips for locating elk antlers: watch the big bull elks from afar, and use a spotting scope to scan a large area.  If you keep your distance, you can prevent undue stress to these animals who have struggled to survive winter.  If you do find an antler, keep looking for it's match - they often are found near each other.  And always leave antlers where you find them inside Rocky Mountain National Park for other visitors to admire.  "Shed" collecting is a popular past time in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.