That could help explain why so many North Iowa white-tails are already dropping their antlers. .
Although human shed hunters are off to an earlier than usual start, they arent alone in the woods. .
But for most people, the natural winter beauty was soon overshadowed by subzero temperatures, polar winds and wholesale school and other public events closings. .
And with that extreme cold comes increased stress and new survival challenges for Iowa wildlife.But regardless of which way you calculate current wind chills, theres no getting around the fact that its just plain cold outside. .Theres no denying that its already been a year of extremes. .But instead of collecting them for trophies; squirrels seek the antlers for their rich deposits of minerals and calcium.Hunting for shed antlers has become an increasingly popular pastime during recent years; so much so that some enthusiasts are scheduling vacations around the activity while others keep and train antler hunting Labrador retrievers.Winter storms arrived early and temperatures plunged to minus 12 degrees in mid-November virtually unheard of, even in Iowas northern counties. .In the wake of our latest arctic cold snaps, white-tail headgear is falling to the ground.To have a few bucks drop their antlers during the first week of January is nothing out of the ordinary. .North Central Iowa: Six beautiful inches of new powder fell on the region this week. .
Resident squirrel populations are also looking for sheds. .
But to have a large percentage of them shed. .
During the past three days, for example, Ive encountered two mature bucks with no antlers and another buck with only one antler.
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