Rest | Food | Antlers

It's RUT time

It's a very quiet period in order to survive and wait for spring ...

Does watch over their young born during that year as their stomachs begin to fill out with those from next spring.
Bucks live apart from the herd -- an old doe is makes sure of it.


It's not a good feeding period. Only bark, evergreen plants ( bramble, ivy ) are available... Forest rangers often lay food in places to avoid damaging the forest.

ANTLERS development


Deer antlers fall off between January and March, letting two scars. Quickly a layer of cartlage appears and antlers grow again.
Deer use their bone calcium to form antlers.

Old antler (Source :