Elk Shed Antlers
Elk shed their antlers every year in the late Winter or early Spring, because their testosterone levels drop. As these levels drop, the elk develops more osteoclast, which causes the old antler to drop and the new antlers to grow. This process begins when the elk is a little more than a year old and continues naturally for the rest of their lives. The older the bull elk the sooner it will drop its antlers in the year. The older the elk the bigger the antlers will be.
Many items are made with these sheds. Some of them include coffee tables, end tables, chairs, candleholders, coat racks, gun racks, wine bottle holders, fishing rod holders, chandelier, floor lamps, and the shed is often mounted on the wall. They make a great accent in any room in the house, and will be a great conversational piece. Unlike many natural products, no production of these items, as the antlers are shed and then gathered.