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Offline blackveltbowhunter

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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #75 on: January 05, 2016, 09:33:51 PM »
Blacktail sheds in the lowlands are intimidating to me. I am becoming more comfortable, but have tons to learn. But I can say for me there is nothing better than picking up a good blacktail shed from off the wet duff. I love finding elk, and.muley, or oak country blackies as well. But for time expended for horns earned, the lowland blacktails are my most rewarding finds. a couple.things I have found useful....

A machete, those bucks burrow into some thick nasty stuff. It's also useful for flipping or cutting ferns.

Walk a lot of miles inside a mile. I think this is the hardest thing for me, if there's decent deer population and sign it's tempting to cover ground, but bucks don't move much. He is likely spending the bulk of his time in a VERY small area. And may be consistently utilizing just a few acres. Walk every trail you can.

The adage they shed where they shed is very true. But I'm developing a theory that blacktails may be much more predictable than there migratory cousins. I consistently find sheds in certain types of terrain and habitat. And have drawn blanks in many other areas. I think once you find a couple you will get an idea of what that habitat is like in your area.

Shed when it's wet. That's my favorite, horns will shine a bit and are a little.easier to spot.




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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #76 on: January 07, 2016, 12:01:24 AM »
Lowland BT from yesterday
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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #77 on: January 07, 2016, 12:35:58 PM »
Nice BT shed :tup:

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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #78 on: January 07, 2016, 02:00:37 PM »
My best two sets.
Where did you get that half replica skull. I like the looks of that over the full skull. Also, what method do you use to mount your sheds to it? Wondering if there was an easier way than how I did a similar mount.

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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #79 on: January 07, 2016, 02:30:17 PM »
When do the Blackies and elk really start dropping antlers on the west side??? I have done a lot of searching the last 2 years in gmu 654 and other neighboring units in February and March but have never had luck. Excited to get back out there this year though!

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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #80 on: January 07, 2016, 07:50:52 PM »
April-May seems to be best for elk but have seen them start dropping as early as the end of feb and first part or march. As far as the BT go some start in mid nov but jan-feb seem to be the best time

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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2016, 09:25:35 PM »
My biggest to date. 167" I'm 6'4" to give you an idea on size.

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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2016, 09:59:31 AM »
Not biggest but some of my favorite ATL
Amaizing how antlers can change a person!!

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Re: lets see your best/favorite shed.
« Reply #83 on: February 07, 2016, 01:07:10 PM »
Pic doesn't do it justice.