Not only has the weather played tricks with outdoor plants. The unseasonably warm winter and early spring has also seemingly had an effect on antlered deer.
St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock, an avid outdoorsman, captured this trail camera snapshot just this week on property his family owns and maintains for hunting.
The unusual thing about the photo is the fact that the buck still has its full headgear. Antlered deer typically lose their antlers by late January. It’s extremely rare to find a buck in February with even one antler still attached, much less a late March deer with both antlers still in place.