How Much Do Deer Antlers Shrink?

How Much Do Deer Antlers Shrink?

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Do deer antlers shrink after they’ve been left to dry for weeks, months or years? We get this question a lot here at Deer & Deer Hunting. Before answering the question, we always have to ask a few questions of our own, because the final answer isn’t always cut and dried, pardon the pun.

How much do deer antlers shrink after they’ve dried the mandatory 60 days for official entry? The short answer: Not that much. (Deer & Deer Hunting photo)

 

The short answer, however, is this: Contrary to popular belief, whitetail antlers do not normally shrink much from the time the deer is killed until the mandatory 60-day “drying period” required by clubs like the Boone and…



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