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Deer Sheds
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:39:34 PM »
I made a loop through my place today and saw one buck that still had his antlers.  Then in a snow :D  green plot I found this shed.  It was small, only about 6" total.  They should all drop within the next few weeks.


 
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Re: Deer Sheds
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 09:44:20 PM »
Many of the bucks still have their antlers here too. Haven't found any sheds yet this year but looking forward to it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 09:58:50 PM »
I wasn't going to say anything about it until I read this thread but today I saw three new rubs on cottonwood saplings. Thought I could find some sheds where deer are using a soybean plot and small wash-out which looks like a hog wallow, but none found yet.

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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 12:50:27 AM »
Haven't found any yet either, and now waiting for the new snow to melt. The 10 pt buck I took a pic of in late Jan has been back without his antlers for 3 weeks. Last eveneing an 8 pt and a 5pt walked by the house still with antlers.

Neighbor has lab dogs and says his grandson is training his own lab to find sheds. Guess they are finding out the lab can work the woods and pick up a scent if they have some training. Interesting.

This is the one now without antlers.
 

 
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Re: Deer Sheds
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 02:11:57 AM »
Had a small 8 point behind the house with one antler yesterday.
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Re: Deer Sheds
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 07:46:47 AM »
It is very difficult to find shed in my country and I doubt that I have found over a dozen total.  I have found three others in this same food plot.  I did happen upon  a matched set once that were lying together.
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 08:06:27 AM »
   I've always thought it amazing how fast their antlers grow back. I bet it makes for a sore head.

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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 08:26:13 AM »
Yep Beenthere, labs can be trained to hunt up sheds. I read that Labradoodles actually were the best at shed hunting. Apparently that's becoming a "thing". My wife even commented that she'd like us to get a dog trained to hunt sheds. (Wife loves antlers.I'm fortunate like that.)

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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 09:07:36 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 09:32:49 AM »
Every year I walk all the feilds with my two Golden Retreivers looking for antler sheds.  This year so far we have 16. We never seem to find them all because one of the tractors always picks up one in a tire.
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 09:36:55 AM »
Awesome video Bill. Thanks for sharing that.

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« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 11:42:08 AM »
I found a nice half of an 8-point rack during December.

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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 11:57:07 AM »
That's a nice video Bill, I really want their place  ;D.  I've went out actually looking for sheds and never found any, like BBK mentioned though, I have found one with the rear tire on my tractor, luckily it didn't puncture it.

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« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 09:44:23 PM »
I wonder if the deer thinks it's a dog or if the dog thinks it's a deer  ??? ???
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« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 09:49:18 PM »
Hard to say but the companionship there is undeniable. My wife watched it at least twice tonight. I like how that deer goes running around the house looking for it's buddy.  :)

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« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 09:51:21 PM »
Wow thank you Raider Bill. That is amazing to see.
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2012, 12:36:59 AM »
Well you dont see that everyday. Nice raider bill

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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2012, 08:17:54 AM »
Our Daughter has a pet rabbit.  Not just any old rabbit, but a wild rabbit that was rescued from a "bushhogging" incident.  She bottle fed it, raised it, and it is now about 5 years old, blind from cataracts, but otherwise OK.  It is "housebroken" and has it's own place to "go".  It is older than the dogs so they do not know that it is a rabbit.  They all frolic together.
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2012, 08:38:25 AM »
I guess I better get out and look for some sheds this weekend. Everything is in full bloom over here. Grass is growing, trees all budded out. Before long it'll be hard to see those sheds. Not to mention the cottonmouths and copperheads will be out.  :o ...and the chiggers. >:( Those chiggers tear me up! I've got quite a few 8-12 pointers on our place that I'd love to get the sheds off of.

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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2012, 09:00:31 AM »
So what do you do with these shed antlers?


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