2011 Shed Picks

The popular off-season pastime is quickly becoming a sport itself. Help cure antler illness by sharing your shed hunting tactics.
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2011 Shed Picks

Postby MG11 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:47 pm

I went on my first shed hunt of the year today, didnt find any but jumped a few does and found some good sign for next season. Has anyone had any success this year? If you find one please post your pics on this thread, it will give a seldom successful shed hunter (me) motivation to keep searching. Good Luck and have fun!
A hunt based only on trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be... time to commune with your inner soul as you share the outdoors with the birds, animals, and fish that live there. -Fred Bear

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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby MG11 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:55 pm

I should have checked the other posts, it looks like some of you have already found sheds this year, good job and keep posting your pics.
A hunt based only on trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be... time to commune with your inner soul as you share the outdoors with the birds, animals, and fish that live there. -Fred Bear

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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby nyshedhunter » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:43 pm

I've found 7,so far this season.

Good luck to everyone this year.
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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby Cal » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:49 pm

Two bucks in the orchard today. One still wearing headgear, one not.

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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby Jslotter » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:40 pm

I havent seen an antlered deer since November. Snow is melting pretty fast in my area. this week heading out to search.
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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby bmstaaf » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:53 pm

Snow is still too deep, hoping by Saturday it will go down a foot or so, then I will start looking.

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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby jonny5buck » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:08 am

I searched for 2 hours yesterday,found some unbelievable rubs,i have never seen so many rubs anywhere in my entire life. I also followed one set fo monster buck tracks that was pushing 6 inches with the dew claws mashed in the ground.

I also seen 5 other guys out shed hunting...the weather was perfect..no sheds but it was worth the extra time to scout the bedding area [we never go in there during season]...found some travel corridors and a huge single bed..no sheds but still quality time.

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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby DEERBOSS » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:25 am

ON MY WAY TO WORK LAST NIGHT SEEN A GROUP A DEER CROSSING THE HIGHWAY. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROUP WAS A 2O INCH 8 POINTER WITH ANTLERS THAT DIDNT MOVE AT ALL WHEN HE RAN ACROSS THE ROAD.
 
SEEMS LIKE THE ANTLER DROP IS LATER THAN USUAL. WHICH SEEMS KIND OF STRANGE TO ME CAUSE OF ALL THE SNOW THAT WE HAVE HAD ALONG WITH THE COLD TEMPS. BUT ON THE PLUS SIDE THAT SHOULD MEAN THAT THEY ARE HEALTHY!

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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby charlie 01 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:47 am

Here's a pic to get some excitment going. They were found in a bedding area, before first snow (had leaves frozen to the bottoms). found on Jan. 28, 2011. One antler scores 72 3/8. Main beam is 27 2/8. Made my day.

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RE: 2011 Shed Picks

Postby charlie 01 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:11 am

Here is another one. Was found in the oaks where they were digging for acorns. Never found the other side. Some times coyotes will pick them up and carry them off. It scores 87 2/8. It had freshly fallen, you can see the blood on the base. You know it's a lot of antler when the base sticks up in the air.

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