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TonkaBass

At first glance I thought it was a nontypical, but it was just a small matchset.

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jkcmj

I took a walk this afternoon and came up with my 10th of the season, and my biggest so far. I rough guessed it at around 70 inches. Nice to get a big one now and then!

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jkcmj

A photo of my 1st 10 antlers of the season. More to add later I hope!

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walleyehunter80

Saw a deer in the Metro still sporting his whole head gear! Both sides still very intact

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LOTWSvirgin

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Second match of the year

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TonkaBass

Very nice lotws and jk! I went out today for a little while but didn't find anything. Hopefully the snow isn't too deep so I can get out this week after work!

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Bear55

Saw a deer in the Metro still sporting his whole head gear! Both sides still very intact

Same here, I bumped into two 8 pointers yesterday and they had both sides. I chased them for a little while to see if anything would drop but no luck.

In the high winds yesterday they almost ran right into me, I just happened to hear a crash, turned around and there was a doe and two bucks 20 feet away, a fun little encounter for sure. Wish I had a camera on me at the time.

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shedaddict

Nice sheds guys.

I too saw an 8pt still holding on Saturday in the Metro. I'm really pumped about the snow, for a second there it was looking like we could actually make it out in the metro and find something....

This has been a pretty slow season for me so far, I'm glad some of you guys are finding bone. Good luck to all.

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sticknstring

Found this set this morning...

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I wish. I'm sure some of you have heard of the "Excelsior" buck from this past summer. Well these are the sheds - I heard close to 90" a piece.

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TonkaBass

Yeah it is the new mn state record and 6th biggest set in the world. 175 0/8 with one side at 90 3/8 and the other at 89 5\8. The duluth news tribune has the story. Insane deer!!!

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matchset

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TonkaBass

Matchset! Wow! Doesn't get much better than that! What an awesome horn! Congrats!

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TonkaBass

Do you have "found as" picture for that one? Love those drops!

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mrklean

great lookin sheds guys

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matchset

still rubbing smile

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fr0sty

I checked my cams 2 and a half weeks ago. All were wearing antlers. Some were ever sparring. Cool stuff.

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JBone

Is this odd?

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matchset

its not odd.

IMO, 20% of bucks shed in December, 50% in January, 20% in February and 10% in March.

there's a lot of factors, but when its all said and done these are the percents i have come up with in my observations.

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hightower

Monster from last Saturday

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matchset

HT! how that G3 on the left side is AWESOME looking!

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sticknstring

Yowza - that's a nice rack! shocked

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lungdeflator

WOW! HT thats awesome! I walked another 2.5 miles last night and found some good areas. Still waiting on the snow to get gone though. The -20 degrees we had this morning isnt helping the cause though!

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matchset

WOW! HT thats awesome! I walked another 2.5 miles last night and found some good areas. Still waiting on the snow to get gone though. The -20 degrees we had this morning isnt helping the cause though!

you could always just go downtown and buy a few at one of those little gift shops! smile

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TonkaBass

Nice set HT! I went out yesterday morning for a couple hours. I didnt find any but my buddy got one and he is now at 32 for the year. Did see a handful of carriers yet... enough snow already!

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Andrew Erickson

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My first time shed hunting and i found this one in the first 15 minutes. Seen him 4 or 5 times this fall chasing does around

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lungdeflator

Beginners luck! Haha just kiddin great find there RincRat! Thats great to find sheds from a deer you know

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333

HT, what a set. I have an antler that looks some what like that. A couple deer in this one area I shed hunt have huge split twos. This is my first time on here so I will post some picks later. Might have to ask for some help.

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lungdeflator

333 welcome! Pics can be uploaded simply by clicking the box with the blue arrow in it I think. just click on that and then browse for your pic

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DonBo

I will post some picks later. Might have to ask for some help.

Hit the "Reply" button below this text box. Then you will see the square above with the blue arrow. Then it's as lungdeflator said.

You could also look in the "Photography" forum for help. There's a sticky on top that spells out how to upload pics to your post and avitar.

It's here:

http://www.hotspotoutdoors.com/forum/ubb...s_h#Post1219014

Welcome and good luck. We'd love to see your photos.

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swampbuck

Got out for a quick walk when my 5 year old said she wantd to go out! Aftr 50 yds she found a 4 pt side I dont know who was moe suprised or excited! Sh was pumped and walked a lot! I found a nice one that was ayear old too full-2263-6575-img00110_20110305_1547.jp Daughter with a big one dad found

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