Re: are they still droppin them?
A large percentage of the bucks in my area are still carrying antlers. However, antler shedding can vary greatly even in areas that are relatively close together due to quality and availability of food sources in relation to the size of the local deer herd, quality of cover, and general stress factors.
I would get your shed trap set up ASAP. However, in my opinion, there is no shed trap that will ever substitute for putting on the foot-miles. An added bonus to those miles of walking is the scouting you can do for next deer season.