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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2009, 09:24:32 PM »
 



I've found a bushel basket full of antlers over the past few years. Almost all were singles.

This summer son Gabe hit one with the lawn mower just feet behind the house.  Then later the dowg came in with the mate to it.  She may have found them both and brough them to the yard.  She didn't want to give up the one she had in her mouth.

I went out walking one time this winter but the weeds are still too tall.  I hunt along fences where they cross and in places that look to be bedding areas.



Here are a couple more I found on the same day about 50 yards apart in a new wheat patch.  They don't match and I did not find either mate.
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2009, 03:47:30 PM »

Looking for deer and elk antlers is like walking on the beach after a storm and picking up sea shells.  If you are the first one there you can find some pretty special mementos.  I like thinking about the buck or bull.  I celebrate that if the animal shed his antlers, he is going to be even larger this year.

The best way to find sheds is to cover the most ground.  Some people don't "get it"  but it is a huge treat for me to go horn hunting.

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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2010, 06:34:33 PM »
Found my first deer shed of the year.  Don't you want to know where I found it?



The eye guard looks like it's stuck in the tire but it broke off.  The point only stuck in the lug.
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2010, 10:01:23 PM »
And, you were lucky two ways...... :D
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2010, 05:41:52 AM »
I've been shed hunting before, but it just ended up being a hike,
never found anything.  I guess I'm just not lucky like that.
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2010, 08:01:51 AM »
The only sheds that I usually find is during Turkey season.  I found one match set....lying one on top of the other.... :)
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2010, 11:51:45 AM »
Most sheds around here are moose. Eight moose where bedding down several nights by the house. That's more than all the deer around here. ;D
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2011, 06:53:03 PM »
First time out looking for sheds this winter season.  Did pretty good. Don't you think?



Easiest shed I've every found.



I about didn't go look at these.  I figured they were just sprout stumps from where I'd bush hogged last summer.  I've found pairs before but never like the buck just took them off and laid them down just right.



This pair was in sight of our house on the hill about 1/4 mile away.
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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2011, 08:04:31 PM »
Bibby nice ones man.  Thats a real treat right there. 

Hey Chuck White, try snooping around the south slopes of brushy hillsides.  Deer bed there in the winter, also try oak flats where they are still feeding, and also look in spots where they jump the fences.  Sometimes when they land the "jolt" will knock the antlers off.  Also food plots are a good spot, just look in spots where deer spend the most time in your area in the late winter.  Good luck
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2011, 09:31:52 PM »
Finding that matched set is a real treasure Bibby.  Good for you.   :)
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« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2011, 10:32:02 PM »
I am a hunter, outdoorsman, and logger.  I spend most of my time in the woods and I have only found 1 shed.  I was cutting oak and i happened to trip over the antler.
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« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2011, 10:36:16 PM »
The only ones that I find will be during turkey season.  I have only found one matched set and they were lying one on top of the other.
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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2011, 08:08:38 AM »
Bibbyman,nice find.  smiley_clapping  I really like the ways it just lays there. A very unique find. My step son is coming up to mark the trails around here.He buys the feed and I feed them.Lots of trails where they have been walking.We still probably have a couple feet on the ground. He wants to mark the trails and yards so he can find them with no snow.I put this post in favorites so I can show it too him.He will like to see it.
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« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2011, 10:14:24 AM »
A friend sent this to me about a Record Minnesota Elk Found Alive With Antlers Stuck in Mud on December 12, 2010. It goes on to say that they thought he was trying to jump a fence and being old with such a big rack it was more that he could hold up. Do any of you people from Minnesota know any thing about it?

http://www.gothunts.com/record-elk-found-pinned-alive-with-antlers-stuck-in-mud-in-minnesota/

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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2011, 02:27:43 PM »
Wow  :o :o :o

That was a nice one
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« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2011, 04:10:13 PM »
Bibby-That's a serious set of antlers there. Nice job on the matched set! smiley_thumbsup
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2011, 04:58:05 PM »
Too bad the rodents got to them before I did.  Most of the points have been gnawed on.  :-\

I made another circle around another field this afternoon.  Nothing.
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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2011, 09:31:56 AM »
Ive found three whitetail and a once in Newfoundland I found a moose horn and a few steps further I found the other side. I tied them to my pack board and figured I would bring them home but after a while I layed them on a stump  ;D they sure were heavy plus walking in the muskeg was just to much for this old man. One of the whitetail antlers I found it had snowed over night and I was starting a new job I carried my saw into the woods and cut a deer track and there laying was a four point with a bloody stem where it feel off. So I walked the track out of the property bur he never dropped the other side. The biggest one I ever found was a river bottom in southern Illinois.
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« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2011, 07:29:53 PM »
 



I've been lucky this deer shed season.  This makes #4. My record was 5 a few years back.  I found this in the middle of an old logging road on the back side of our property.  It was about 20' from the line fence and within sight of the neighbor's house.  I looked long and hard for the mate to it. It could have fallen off a week earlier or later a mile from where this one was found. It would have been a nice trophy if taken while on the deer.

It really is a good time and season for shed hunting.  The heavy snows we had earlier has mashed down the vegetation in the pastures and matted down the leaves in the woods.  The wind has not had a chance to cover them with stuff.

It's a lot easier to spot sheds with the points sticking up.  Seems like if they're points down, they tend to look like just another stick.
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Re: finding deer sheds.
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2011, 09:51:14 PM »
That's a nice find and a very nice buck.  And, you have proof that he is still there.   ;)
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