not to sure about AZ, but in Idaho we wait till they fall off......
Just kiddin dude....... I've got a trip planned next weekend to the WAHA's for an overnight shed hunt and to do a little preseason "spring bear" scouting. The weather here has been mild and most of our snow is gone so I'm optimistic.
Post your results....I'd love to see what you come up with.
I know here in Colorado, around where I live, the bigger bulls are not quite shedding yet, maybe a couple more weeks. I've seen the smaller bulls hold there antlers until the end of April, while I'm turkey hunting. Some of the big bucks have started shedding though. Good luck and good hunting!
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.