The fact that he hasn't shed his antlers demonstrates he isn't stressed by the winter. I won't likely have evidence that he has shed his antlers. I just look to see if he appears on the trailcam, or in the yard, with them still attached. The males hang out way, way back in the back forests.
Not to neglect the females...Firstly, when we arrived home from our staycation (Fri., Jan. 2th), and Saturday morning, Tigger appeared. Daisy helped.
Something happened. Six deer roared by, then the rest were staring down into the meadow. Nothing on the trailcam!