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Early or Normal Shed dates
Posted: 17 December 2012 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Did the drought really effect the deer this year and will it effect the shed?  When do we expect to start seeing sheds on the ground.  I know usually the big boys tend to start dropping as early as end of December.  Any reports?

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Posted: 17 December 2012 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I say with the weather warmer than normal, Its gonna be late this year…..

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Posted: 17 December 2012 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Always a few early ones and always a few late.  Always around the same time for me   Time will tell.

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Posted: 20 December 2012 10:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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i went by the cemetary that has a resident herd of deer. small spike and a TALL 10 pt buck. they still have their horns

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Posted: 02 January 2013 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I drove through Edward Madigan State Park yesterday and saw 8 different bucks all of them had both sides still except one big boy that had shed his left side already.

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Posted: 04 January 2013 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I am starting to get many reports on the big boys shedding..

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Posted: 19 January 2013 11:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I have a friend who found a smaller 8 pt’s left side.  He also sent me a trail cam picture yesterday, asking my opinion on a “doe”.  I said I believe that’s a “hoss with a loss”, given body size and you could just about make out the pedicles.  So I believe the older ones are shedding.  Many people bring their trail cams in for the year once gun season is over, or a couple weeks after the rut after they see what bucks made it through. I’m a firm believer that keeping your trail cams out year round can benefit a hunter greatly! I can tell when the bucks are shedding, what their patterns are when they aren’t pressured, and how many deer are using your ground.  I’ll pull my cards next week to see if I need to get out my hiking boots and backpack.

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Posted: 19 January 2013 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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BigT, shoulda followed that big boy around, and convinced him to cross a steep creek or jump a couple ditches!

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Posted: 20 January 2013 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Driving home from hunting yesterday evening, I saw a group of about 40 deer (less then a mile from where I was hunting where there was no deer) and half of them were bucks.  A lot a really good sized racks but two real big boys that only had one side. 

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Posted: 25 January 2013 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Went out yesterday to check cameras and found 7 sheds with little effort.  They are definately starting to drop.  Almost all my deer are still holding tight as I saw a few very nice bucks in the clover as I was walking in.  My camera confirmed what I saw with alot of bucks with horns still on.  I am going to let property sit until next Sat then really start hunting hard.

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Posted: 27 January 2013 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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i checked my trail cams yesterday. All 6 bucks on various cams still had full racks. nice to know theres some big boys that are still around tho.

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Posted: 02 February 2013 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Pulled my card yesterday.  7 different bucks with full racks still, although I only had one of the biggest 3 on camera. And I had one of the 3 last week with a half rack.  I think i’ll go out next weekend and see what I can find.

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Posted: 02 February 2013 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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how can you have one last week with a half rack, but all 7 with full racks this week?

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Posted: 02 February 2013 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Sorry I didn’t clarify this, of the 7 bucks I had this past week, only 4 of them were bucks I had got the previous week.  Of the biggest 3(of the season), I got pics of one as a half rack two weeks ago.  This past week I didnt have pictures of that buck, meaning he dropped his other side. The buck of the biggest 3 that I got this past week was a different buck, hence why he had both sides.  I hope that helps

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Posted: 03 February 2013 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Went out yesterday for couple hours and didn’t find anything this time around. Most of my bucks still holding tight. I saw 3 in food going in and all on my camera still have both sides.  I will try again next week if the snow melts.

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Posted: 03 February 2013 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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just checked my cams….......all of the bucks on the film still have both antlers

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