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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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Muskie456

Snow melt up there already????

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dag_1980

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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LOTWSvirgin

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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TonkaBass

LOTWS!!!! Unreal! match laying on top of each other, thats as good as it gets! congrats!

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jigginjim

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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mooneyes

went for a 4 mile walk in the snowshoes yesterday...no antlers but I sure slept good!

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dag_1980

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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mrklean

nice lookin sheds

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gloomiseye

Nice find

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Monkster

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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LOTWSvirgin

Picked one up today even after all the wind and snow the last couple days

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TonkaBass

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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lungdeflator

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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PostFrontal

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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jkcmj

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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certified jumbo

Nice finds guys!!!

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LOTWSvirgin

A biggun from today!!!

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jkcmj

Now that's a find!

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zepman

Needle in a haystack there...nice!

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matchset

Needle in a haystack there...nice!

needles are shiny...that thing looks like a twig! great find!

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lungdeflator

wow! to me thats more impressive than a big one! Eagle Eyes!

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DonBo

A captive deer for sure, but thought you might be interested in this. Just dropped today.

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