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« on: January 12, 2009, 04:38:09 PM »
So I've been out in the woods a bit the last few days and have seen lots of animals and had a great time. None of the animals that I've seen have had horns and I've looked pretty hard but seem to have a hard time telling if its a buck thats shed or just a big doe. Today I saw the first buck that had obviously shed his horns because he was red on top but I've seen others that I was sure were bucks but couldn't tell. Any input on this? Should it be pretty easy to tell most of the time or can it be tricky? I also haven't found any sheds and i've been looking pretty hard.
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Re: Question...
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 04:42:24 PM »
Swarovski EL 10X42's ;)
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Re: Question...
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 05:27:33 PM »
 :yeah:  good glass,  should be no problem seeing bloody burs. 
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Re: Question...
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 06:16:55 PM »
With glass like Swarovski and Leica you should be able to spot the sack!

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Re: Question...
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 06:32:52 PM »
Well being the poor struggling college student I am I could only afford the Nikon Monarchs... which I feel are pretty good glass. I guess i'm just unlucky and am just seeing a bunch of does... big does. If thats the case then I saw the biggest friggen doe ever today, had to have weighed close to #300. I saw it walking through the trees and thought elk, no BIG buck, then came out and looked at me from about 100 yards away or so and no horns and no obvious sign of having just dropped horns. it was the infamous dry doe.
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Re: Question...
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 06:46:58 PM »
I sneak up to them and give them a reach around. :yike: :bdid: usually you can spot the area where the horns were.

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Re: Question...
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 07:36:12 PM »
Rasbo i hear they really like that. especially during the month of november... ;) don't get caught by one of those bucks with bling in his horns though :yike:
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Re: Question...
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 08:41:07 PM »
Keep looking, we don't live to far away from each other.  I found two sheds this weekend. They were both 4 points, one was last years shed.

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Re: Question...
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 09:36:28 PM »
Mature Mule Deer Bucks have a white face.

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Re: Question...
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009, 09:40:13 PM »
The white face is exactly why i've felt that i've looked at at least 3 or 4 mature bucks without horns... just couldn't make out the cuticles or whatever you call where their horns attach. I've seen and shot my fair share of mule deer so i feel dumb when i'm out in the woods looking at a deer and can't tell whether its a buck or a doe.
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 09:59:56 PM »
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I sneak up to them and give them a reach around.

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Re: Question...
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009, 10:05:41 PM »
With glass like Swarovski and Leica you should be able to spot the sack!
what if the sacks as small as mine? haha
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Re: Question...
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2009, 01:04:52 PM »
dark metatarsel (sp?) glands are easy to spot with ur binos
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2009, 01:10:30 PM »
Normally pretty easy to tell, but then again I obviously have looked at a couple deer in my life.
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Re: Question...
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2009, 06:36:45 PM »
I sneak up to them and give them a reach around. :yike: :bdid: usually you can spot the area where the horns were.
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