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SHED HUNTING THREAD - PICs INCLUDED


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I saw 2 140 class holding both side in the metro last Saturday. They were with a shed buck. This snow is burying everything right now though. If anyone finds one, post a pic. My guess is it will be one tine sticking up an inch.

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dad and i went out to pull some stands today... spent a couple hours in the deep snow looking for sheds!

pops found this nice (young) 5pt side!

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Thanks to everyone for showing and telling. Sure am getting pumped to get out more...if only the dang snow would quit! Only thing I find good about the snow is that it makes some of my lazy competition quit early or slows them down!!

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I was hitting a spot today and came up with one nice 4 point side. smile I have been pretty lazy on getting out lately... This was my 1st walk since I found the nice one on the 3rd, but #7 is now in the bag so hopefully I will get back on track now! 6 left sides and only one right, so I know some areas that should have a half dozen antlers at least on the ground!

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A friend of mine has got 6 so far this year, 2 on our hunt today. Thought I'd share some of his.

Smallest so far found today 4 inches

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11.5 inch G2

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Nice set found 30 yds apart

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He found #6 today as we were leaving our shed hunting spot he saw it laying along the road in plain sight in a field road opening. Amazing nobody picked it up as it had to have been there all day I would think as it was getting dark when we left.

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Here-Kitty-Kitty

That cow will look cool on the hood of your truck!

Nope it will look cool on his VW lol

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lungdeflator

Great finds everybody! Finding a shed in the snow was one of my goals this year but I dont think its going to happen

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Finally got another chance to get out and look for more antlers this past friday and also today. Last friday walked some standing corn and found a 5pt side buried deep in the snow. Today i walked three different places must have put on 3 miles or more. Finally on the last spot I spotted a deer leg sticking out of the snow went over to investigate and after about 10-15 minutes of diggin in the snow I spotted a nose and took a step back and I stepped right on its antler. It was a basket 8pt. Having best year to date even with the snow being knee to thigh high in most spots.

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Not to bad of a day for only walking for a couple hours after work. All found on public up to five this year

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And what is this??? Looks cool must be a good one!!

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Its a match laying on top of each other!!!

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lungdeflator

No they shed before the last big snow, I got pics around christmas of 4-5 bucks without antlers and i wont find them til snow melt! Nice finds LOTWS!

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I was watching a deer hunting show, the guy had shot a really nice buck. While he was showing off the rack from different angles, both of the antlers came off at the same time. It would been a 160-170 class buck, how its just sheds. cry

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Walked for 2 miles yesterday on some public in Iowa. Snow was shin to knee deep. Only found a dead doe and dead button buck..... Oh ya and a live possum in a corn field. We are suppose to get another 4-7 inches of snow not good for looking for antlers.

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My son and I walked for about 2 hours in the metro on Saturday, no luck. I know a big set is going to be out there some where (standing at a feeder late last month), now we have to find it!

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Way to go lotws! I got a couple last weekend, but haven't been able to get out this week and can't get out this weekend or nest week either frown I hope the big boy I saw holds til I have a chance at him!

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Went for 3 hours between classes today in a nice cedar swamp. lots of sign but no antlers. I think at this point any time spent in the woods is basically scouting for sheds

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I haven't been down to our property since hunting season, and am thinking about coming down there this weekend for a walk out in the fields and woods with the warmer weather.

How deep is the snow in the Rochester area? Would I need showshoes, or could I get by without them?

Has anyone had any luck finding racks in that area or are they buried?

Thank you for your help!

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The areas I walked briefly near Roch were pretty miserable. I could walk right on top for 10 steps, then would cave in and be mid thigh. I only went an hour or so and bailed out with no luck. I recommend snow shoes if you plan to leave the trails at all.

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