Behrend, D.F. and R.D. McDowell. 1967. Antler shedding among white-tailed deer in Connecticut. Journal of Wildlife Management, 31(3):588-590.

Abstract: Examination of the records of 454 yearling and adult male white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) killed during all months, 1955-60, showed that the general period of antler shedding extends from about mid-December through January. One hundred and eighty-four bucks killed within this period provided a sample for analyzing antler-shedding patterns. Some differences in time of shedding were observed between different years, though little variation was found among the state's eight counties. As a group, yearlings appeared to shed their antlers later than older deer, but these differences were not significant (P > 0.05).