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NBFK

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Shed Thread
« on: January 01, 2013, 08:43:55 PM »
Anyone looking for antlers? They seem to be falling early this year. Two buddies have 6 each already and my wife scored her first shed ever today. She makes finding a 75" shed look like no big deal.
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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 09:13:45 PM »
A buddy of mine picked up one on Christmas day, blood wasnt even dry on it.  They seem to be dropping early this year.

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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 10:29:27 PM »
If they are dropping early might be a hard winter.

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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 06:06:57 AM »
Half the bucks have shed here already (N Sask), weve picked up 30 or so fresh ones so far.

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 08:07:37 AM »
I don't know if anyone has ever studied the timing of antler shedding but to me it seems there are a number of factors that influence it and there are always "early droppers" and "late droppers".

I have heard it said that injured or "rut warn out" bucks will drop earlier.  I have seen a few bucks (one decent sized and two or three young bucks) recently still carrying both sides.

Saw a funny thing the other day  Two young bull moose were sparing and one had both small antlers and the other had lost one and the other was hanging on but flopping around.

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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 01:54:25 PM »
Too early for me to get in the mood yet.. I usualy wait until April or May and go for those nice warm spring day walks..

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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 04:57:10 PM »
Saw 2 bucks yesterday still supporting all their gear

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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 09:50:31 AM »
Here's the two me and the wife have picked up so far.



















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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 12:48:43 PM »
The bottom antler goes just over 78" in total. This buck has been dead since 2011. This shed is  from 2010 and I finally found it the other day on a south facing slope that was melted. It's missing about an inch off the g2. It's in great shape. When this buck was killed he grossed 210".  The top shed my wife found is a nice clean 75" 5x5. The picture doesn't do the antler justice.
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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 09:13:01 PM »
Been seeing a few deer out the last few evenings and seems a lot of the bucks are still packin..

That and I ain't goin out there and trudging around in the 3 feet of snow lol.. Nope she'd hunting will have to wait quite a while in my neck of the woods.u

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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 09:08:06 PM »
I went looking along a long row of alfalfa round bales that the deer have just absolutely demolished.  Seriously, they have under cut and ripped apart probably over 50 bales.  There are beaten trails that are just covered in deer shit all around them.  Yet, no sheds in the area yet.  There is even a trail on a hard drift where the deer hopped up and were walking on top of the bales.
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Re: Shed Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 08:43:31 AM »
Some nice character in that bottom one.