Anyone who has spent time in moose country has heard the age old tales of someone watching a moose drop its antlers.
It’s just so rare to even find a shed let alone watching them drop the antlers, it’s one of those really once in a lifetime things.
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 diet. Elk with good genetics and access to good food generally have larger antlers than elk 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 gain a mate.
Elk antlers can grow up to 6 feet wide and weigh 40 pounds. That’s a lot of headgear to wear through the forest. Of course, because of their size, these animals are in every way a favorite in the areas where they live.
This Canadian outdoorsman got the shots of his life looking for moose.
During the winter months, when food sources become scarcer and snowfall increases, moose shed their antlers to conserve energy during this time.
This man flew his drone over some moose just to get a few shots. A large bull shakes its head. Then its antlers flash off and land on the ground.
This is some footage this guy will keep forever.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2023/01/20/canadian-man-captures-insanely-rare-moment-of-moose-dropping-both-antlers-with-a-drone/ Canadians Captures Insanely Rare Moment Of Moose Dropping Both Antlers With A Drone