Those are good questions, amplified by the relative inactivity of the off-season. In most places, big-game hunting has ended and early-season turkey hunting hasn’t begun. So we turn to shed hunting, hoping to get a piece of that elusive buck we may have missed during autumn. You’ll be a more effective shed hunter if you understand that members of the deer family shed and regrow antlers based on levels of testosterone and daylight. But, as with most topics, the longer answer is a bit more complicated and depends on a number of variables.