Shed hunting

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by justwannano, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Anyone finding any yet?
    I haven't seen the deer herd that frequents this area yet this year to see if they still have theirs.
    Usually this time of the year I'll see 15 or so back in our alfalfa.Maybe after this snow melts.
    the best to ya
    just
     
  2. Johny Buck

    Johny Buck New Member

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    virginia
    Took my son out yesterday looking without much luck. I was able to shoot a young buck with the camera before he spooked. Obviously he still had his antlers. I'll keep looking.
     

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  3. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    I think I might go today and try my luck out. My buddies (with way more time than me) have been finding a few, last year they found the motherload
     
  4. capmadlee

    capmadlee Member

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    found one today. was about a mid 130s if other side matched. i couldnt find it. it had the brow tine broke off and a crack on the base. it was under a lot of leafs and only the 11 inch g2 was showing. the way it looked i thank it was broke off in a fight. it has a lot of mass so their must be a big boy in their somewhere.
     
  5. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    the only ones i have found so far were evidently dropped last year. i have seen a few mulie bucks running around with one antler, but all the whitetails i have seen lately have been does.
     
  6. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I found two right side antlers at the base of a tree I had a stand in. I hunted that tree several times and never saw any deer out of it.
     
  7. capmadlee

    capmadlee Member

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    p hill missouri
    must be my lucky year i found two more today. a little four point and a fork horn. neither was big but their still fun to find. ill try to get pics up
     
  8. capmadlee

    capmadlee Member

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    p hill missouri
    i keep getting a upload error when trying to attach the pics. can anyone help?
     
  9. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    welcome to the best boc
     
  10. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    wv
    nice catfish:wink:
     
  11. BailBonds

    BailBonds New Member

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    Indiana
    Just started finding sheds this past week here in central Indiana. No photos
     
  12. DCcatfisher

    DCcatfisher New Member

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    North Carolina
    I saw a article in a magazine a while back for a shed catcher that looked like it would work reasonably well as long as the deer would eat bait that you poured out on the ground. The idea behind it was to take five fence post and plant them in the ground in a staggered fashion were you would have three in a row at equal distances about 6-8 feet apart, ( I think, its been awhile since I saw it), call this row one. Place the remaining two inline with each other and split the distance between the first and second and second and third post of the first row and about 6-8 feet above the first row, call this row two. Then take some 5 or 6 foot tall woven wire fencing and starting at the first post on row one run it at an angle to the first post on row two, then back to the second post of row one, then back to the second post of row two, and finally end up at the third post on row one and secure it with fencing staples on all the post and trim off any excess that extends beyond the post. You should have something that looks similar to this if you were to look down on top of it from above /\/\ at the ends of the lines would be post and the lines would be fencing. Put the bait (make sure it is legal in your area) back in the "V's" created by the fencing so as the deer bend over to eat they will rake their horns over the fencing. From what I remember of the article the author suggested building the trap prior to deer season so the deer could become used to it but not actually baiting until late into the season or just before the animals begin losing their antlers to help minimize the chances of a deer catching them in the fencing and causing injury or death to themselves. As I previously stated it has been a long time since I read this article and the measurements are not guaranteed to be exactly right so you may want to do some planning and measuring before begining to build this project, it is pretty obvious if the angle of the fencing running between row one and row two isn't steep enough or is to steep this will not work correctly, so check it out before you spend alot of time building something you have to tear down and rebuild, in other words measure twice cut once. Good luck and happy hunting!!
     
  13. montgomery#1

    montgomery#1 New Member

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    ogden utah
    here in utah they have started to drop. i have found a few but not many yet.
    the elk havnt dropped any yet so i will go out in a few weeks to look.
     
  14. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    central kansas
    last year i found 1 side of a deers antlers that was 8 pts. woulda liked to shoot that deer if i ever seen him.
     
  15. Catalac

    Catalac New Member

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    Ohio
    i think it is now illegal to hunt sheds in ohio. you may be able to but you have to receive a special permit/tag per shed.
     
  16. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    NOW DON'T THAT ADD INSULT TA INJURY:confused2:.....THERE'S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR
     
  17. Angler4life

    Angler4life New Member

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Wow, I sure hope there isn't a law about shed hunting in Ohio now, because my buddy and I are planning to go tomorrow for a few hours.
     
  18. CHAVEZ CHAVEZ

    CHAVEZ CHAVEZ New Member

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    WesternSlope,CO
    i found this 1 last weekend with my boys. this is my lil boy Gabriel.
     

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  19. Bullseye017

    Bullseye017 New Member

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    Ohio
    In Ohio I think its just illegal to take them from parks, but you can take all you want from private land
     
  20. iFish

    iFish New Member

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    Kansas
    One of my friends found a 12 point and 13 point locked together this year, the one day I cant go with him :angry: Then another one of my friends found a 20 point rack and skull just a few days ago. It was in the middle of a shallow creek...