Antler Sheds

7/1/02 @ 10:15 PM
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Pan-Man1
Pan-Man1
USER since 6/17/02
THE MAN is goofy. The bucks choose to sherd their antlers. Watch a hunting show or pick up a hunting book would ya?>??????

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2/23/18 @ 7:25 PM
WelderGuy
WelderGuy
USER since 12/19/10

Got out for a couple hrs after work today. Best shed hunting day ever for me, found 3 within the first hour! 2 fresh ones and one old one. 

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2/23/18 @ 7:43 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14
I agree with Welder.  when you think you know,  you don't.  I have found sets laying within feet.  Then you find one a mile apart.  Totally random is what I conclude.  When that body releases the hormone that makes em fall off,  I assume in a perfect world they would both go at the same time.  maybe they do go within days but I suppose if a buck is traveling a mile or two to food each day...it could be anywhere.  A year with more snow,  tough winter,  if could be safer to assume it will be closer to that food source.  This year with easy winter for the most part,  I think it will be tougher sledding.

Edited on 2/23/18 7:45 AM
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2/23/18 @ 5:02 AM
WelderGuy
WelderGuy
USER since 12/19/10

So what’s the maximum amount of time a buck will hang on to it’s second antler after shedding the first one?  Is it usually a few days or can it be weeks?

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2/22/18 @ 4:17 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

You'd be surprised at all the people trespassing when you have 8-10 cameras set up like my uncle does.  We get pictures all the time.  We've caught a few people as well.  My favorite was the person that drove around our gate stole the decoy camera all while getting filmed by the camera we had hanging 20 feet in a tree aiming right at it.

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2/22/18 @ 12:06 PM
Western Extreme
Western Extreme
USER since 12/17/17

Whenever you bring the chance to earn money into anything the scum will come with it. Shed hunting was fun back in the 90s and early 2000s. Then people started buying sheds and scum came out of the wood work 

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2/22/18 @ 10:24 AM
Bluffer94
Bluffer94
USER since 2/22/18

Took a little walk last evening after work and saw many still holding..a few were great looking three yr olds a couple of smaller ones were half racks. Was able to find 1 small side before backing out from seeing the bucks still holding near..Western Dane County

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2/22/18 @ 10:04 AM
shedhunter
shedhunter
USER since 1/28/08

Sad part was i had my 7month old with, was going to pull him in a sled and do our first shed hunt together, but i was so mad we just got back in the truck and went back home.  Good luck to the HONEST shed hunters out there.--shed

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2/22/18 @ 9:27 AM
dc cady
dc cady
USER since 3/10/07

Was logging yesterday and almost ran over a fresh shed with the tractor. We were just commenting on the nice runway there. I later went back to look for a match with no luck. It had 4 points was most likely a 2 1/2 yrs old.

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2/22/18 @ 9:12 AM
WelderGuy
WelderGuy
USER since 12/19/10

I had someone swipe one of my cameras this year on private land and in a place I would never expect someone else to be. Been hunting that spot 15 years and have never had a problem before but it only takes 1 D-bag out roaming around to change that! I put the camera up on Sunday afternoon and headed home, worked Monday & Tuesday, headed back up north and hunted that spot Wednesday and camera was gone! Man that ticks me off! I always lock any that I put on field edges but now I will be locking all of them. 

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2/22/18 @ 8:26 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

Shed,  that sucks man.  I don't understand people these days.  It's ridiculous what all the video's and people chasing a number does to the minds.  It's NOT okay to walk anywhere you want...but people think since others are doing it on video's,  it's okay to do.  Most have permission,  some do not.  We have 2 iowa leases,  people are on them ALL the time w o permission.  it really bothers me too,  I pay money and i'd like to find some bone too.  Usually the easy stuff is gone.  we have to walk 2 days looking in the timber to find a few.  Sad stuff.  I've had stand stolen on private but never cameras messed with yet.  I don't lock them but I do have a code on them.  I suppose they could pop out the card and delete the pic and pop it back in and i'd never know.  I guess i'd rather have it that way then ruin my stuff. 

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