The elk started shading their antlers later part of March, rest should shed them this month. Then the process will start for the males growing new once, by August they will be fully grown. This bull had lost his right antler when I came across him, soon afterward the other fell. It's a bit awkward for the elk when one falls, but once the other falls their behaviour soon becomes normal. There is little blood involved, but the process causes the elk no discomfort.
Until next moment,