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Author Topic: Sheds??  (Read 1149 times)

Offline 180Outdoors

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Sheds??
« on: January 28, 2012, 05:22:56 PM »
Has anyone been out looking for sheds yet? We haven't been out yet, I am thinking about the first of March will be show time this year. There is a couple of bucks I really want to find and surprises are always good!
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Offline mooreman

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 08:21:52 PM »
This will be my first year shed hunting and I too will be shooting for around march

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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 08:33:26 PM »
I went out about two weeks ago, even though I thought it was too early.  The reason I went out is that I saw a beautiful buck walking across my property, and go into the neighbors.  He looked big, but when I got the binos on him, he only had a half rack, but what he had was huge.  I went looking just in case he was dropping his antlers early.  Didn't find anything. 
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 08:43:49 PM »
hope to go out this week
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Offline BWHTR

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 10:11:09 PM »
I don't even start looking until March here in Texas but we have a small window of about 2-3 weeks depending on the weather because with warm weather and good Spring rains the grass and weeds grow fast and they quickly grow taller than the sheds and conceal them.  It is hard enough finding them in short grass but almost impossible in 12"+  grass.  It also helps having an antler dog as he finds them by smell more than site.  My neighbor hunts sheds on horseback and he finds a ton of them with the added height and faster coverage.
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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 10:35:10 PM »
I found one today on the way to my stand but it was from last year and had been munched on by squirrels and mice...it was a five point!
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Offline 180Outdoors

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 10:07:45 AM »
My fiance is always trying to talk me into getting horses and this is the point she makes every time. I agree your legs would feel a lot better after a day of shed hunting and I bet setting up higher helps a lot, but I can't talk myself into getting on a horse.

I don't even start looking until March here in Texas but we have a small window of about 2-3 weeks depending on the weather because with warm weather and good Spring rains the grass and weeds grow fast and they quickly grow taller than the sheds and conceal them.  It is hard enough finding them in short grass but almost impossible in 12"+  grass.  It also helps having an antler dog as he finds them by smell more than site.  My neighbor hunts sheds on horseback and he finds a ton of them with the added height and faster coverage.
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Offline Duane72

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 11:07:51 AM »
Not as of yet. Had pictures just recently of bucks with headgear still.
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Offline cholland

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 07:47:50 PM »
In southern Michigan I think the bucks still have their head gear on.  I usally start looking the first week or two in April when I am setting up my tents for the Turkeys season.  I normally find a few in my WTI food plots. 
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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 01:07:09 PM »
I'll be looking for some while I'm hog hunting this month and through April.    Sure would like to find some off a big buck I haven't seen yet!!
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Offline red28

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 01:10:59 PM »


not till march but with no snow on the ground anytime here in Michigan!

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can't wait to see those sheds you all find out there!
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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 02:32:21 PM »
i hear they are dropping early. some think it's because of the drought. i've even heard of yearlings loosing them already
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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2012, 04:03:16 PM »
My neigbor found two last weekend.
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Offline steelie74

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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2012, 04:06:27 PM »
as we have NO snow here i will be taking my lab out this weekend to start shed hunting.nieghbor has 3 different bucks on cam without headgear so let the hunt begin!!!!!!!
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Re: Sheds??
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2012, 06:12:53 PM »
I found a nice one today from a main frame 8 but didn't have any brow tine, and the last 4 inches of the tip were broken off.
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