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SHED HUNTING THREAD - PICs INCLUDED

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lovebigbluegills

That's awesome!!! Hopefully she'll have that kind of luck every time out.

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WalleyeChamp

Awesome finds and story! Now she just needs to rattle him in next year with his OWN antlers!

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JBone

Money!!!!

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archerystud

Great story and no offense but I hope your wife gets that one! smile

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dag_1980

Ya I agree with you guys on her killing that buck. I wouldn't care if she shot it. I'm half tempted to put those antlers on a cape and hang it on the wall.( my brother does taxidermy) I had this buck at 26yds in the fall of 2009 but didnt have a shot and boy did he grow alot in one year. after measuring the antlers and estimating his spread. He would gross in the low 160s.

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walleyehunter80

I like the idea of ratteling him in with his own horns and THEN mounting both his sheds and head on the wall!!!

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LOTWSvirgin

I got a set of shed I found last year mounted. It was a really cool feeling hanging him on the wall knowing I could still have the chance to put him next to it.

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shedaddict

Nice finds Dag! That is an impressive set.

LOTWS, do you have a picture of the sheds you mounted? I always thought that would be a cool way to display them.

Was out yesterday again for a few hours. Came out to a field right at dark, 30+ deer in it, not one with antlers. I did see one small buck on the way home and had a few small bucks on the camera still. I think a lot of the big antlers are buried right now.

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TonkaBass

Saw a bunch of mule deer still holding this week in nodak, but as far as locally this snow needs to stop! Driving me up a wall! Wish the temps would raise so I could at least go fishing!

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certified jumbo

Solid find Dag!!!

We were going to go up north for a 2 day antler hunt today and monday. But they get 6 inches of snow Friday night. UNREAL!!! Now another 2-4 more monday. I have this scary feeling I might go empty handed on sheds until march/april when the snow melts. It has been a depressing shed season for me!!

Good luck.

CJ

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matchset

dag, i dunno if you're a spiritual person...but i think God had a hand in your wifes shed hunting experience smile that just doesn't happen smile awesome

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WalleyeChamp

Jumbo. I don't think you're alone in getting PO'ed with all this snow. Springtime will produce a lot of numbers all around.

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buglefever

Here in NE Iowa I'm getting mixed reports also. I've seen a couple bucks with antlers yet and have talked to several others that have. Just between yesterday and today 4 people told me they've found sheds, one found 9 already but that was all in one field. I guess I'm a slacker so far this year since I've only been out about an hour and a half. I was hoping to get out this week but woke up to over 3 inches of fresh snow! Also it's really cool that we have a good shed forum here in one spot! It's always a highlight to jump on and see how everybody is doing!!

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buglefever

I also wanted to toss in that I've found matches to antlers well over a half a mile from where I found the first. It's amazing how few matched sets a person can find. 2 years ago I ended up with 82 antlers and 14 matched sets. Last year I had 63 antlers and 6 matched sets.

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lungdeflator

Ya bugle thats the way it goes. Ive found matches that were stacked on top of each other. My buddy found one last year 2 days later after I found the other side that was close to a half mile apart.

Walked a little over 6 miles yesterday through 3 feet of snow and came up empty. Probably the hardest walk Ive ever done, snowshoes dont help much when its all powder snow. I havent seen or got pics of an antlered buck since around christmas so I might just stick to fishing til the melt.

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TonkaBass

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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hightower

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hightower

Total of five, one matched set in the middle.

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WalleyeChamp

AWESOME! SIMPLY AWESOME! Congrats!!!!!

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matchset

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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buglefever

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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JBone

love the pics too!

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jkcmj

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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jkcmj

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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