Bash lost his set of antlers on Saturday, March 31, 2012. This is the earliest ever, another testament to the early spring warmth we have been experiencing this year. Even he seemed a bit surprised and at one moment he started to challenge Max to a fight and was about to charge forward when he suddenly remembered he had no antlers and began a hasty retreat. Allan had no trouble retrieving the antlers. Bash has retreated to the east end of the Reserve away from the others.