Anyone who has spent time in moose country has heard the age-old stories of someone watching a moose drop their antlers.
It’s just so rare to even find a shed let alone watch them drop the antlers, it is one of those things that is truly once-in-a-lifetime.
Moose are the largest members of the deer family and can weigh up to 1,800 pounds.
Their antlers begin to grow in the spring, and by the fall they are fully grown and ready for the breeding season. The size of a moose’s antlers is determined by a combination of genetics and nutrition. Moose with good genetics and access to good food will generally have larger antlers than those with poor genetics or limited food sources.
During the breeding season, moose use their antlers to compete for mates. The larger the antlers, the more likely a male moose is to win a mate.
Moose antlers can grow up to 6 feet in width and weigh 40 pounds. That’s a lot of head gear for them to carry through the woods. Naturally, these animals are a favorite in the areas they reside due to their large size in every way possible.
This Canadian outdoorsman caught the footage of his life when out searching for moose.
During the winter months when food sources become scarcer and the snow fall grows, moose shed their antlers to conserve energy throughout that time.
This man was flying his drone over a few moose, just getting some footage. A large bull is seen shaking his head. Then in a flash his antlers pop off and land on the ground.
That’s some footage this fella will keep around forever.