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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2015, 06:55:00 PM »
We have periodically found fresh whitetail sheds before Christmas in the past few years up in the 3000 foot level in Curlew :)

Every year i get whitetail bucks on camera that shed a couple days or so before christmas.  Its usually the big old *censored*s, and they always drop them on neighboring property  :bash:
Don't ya hate that   :'(

Yes, i certainly do.  Been feeding the bucks on a chunk of private property last few years, its surrounded by private land that doesnt get hunted, kind of a sanctuary where a good number of bucks reach a very respectable age.  Every year the big guys drop around christmas, and i never get their antlers.  Theres a mainframe 6x5 there that ive been feeding for a few years now, and i never get the horns.  I give up.  No more feeding these ungrateful freeloaders who dont even have the common courtesy to give me the antlers theyre no longer using.  Jerks.

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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2015, 06:57:11 PM »
We have a buck where I work that never sheds, he keeps his velvet year round as well
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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2015, 07:27:48 PM »

We have a buck where I work that never sheds, he keeps his velvet year round as well
sounds like a "coastal blacktail" to me.
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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2015, 07:48:34 PM »
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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2015, 07:57:05 PM »
I once shot a huge blacktail 2 hours drive from mount Vernon. In Winthrop. Pure "Columbian blacktail".  :IBCOOL:
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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2015, 07:59:31 PM »
I once shot a huge blacktail 2 hours drive from mount Vernon. In Winthrop. Pure "Columbian blacktail".  :IBCOOL:

Oh yeah?  Ive got a wall full of b&c couse bucks taken just a few hours flight from arizona

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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2015, 08:07:48 PM »
It's not a whitetail, it's not a Muley, it's not an elephant, it's not a squatch, it a Columbian blacktail shot on the coast(aka east of the cascades).

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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2015, 08:45:00 PM »
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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2015, 05:08:06 AM »
Check out the date on the pic. This buck shed the other two days later.. The next year he shed on Dec.18th.
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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2015, 05:18:42 AM »
It was a doe

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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2015, 07:18:15 AM »
Almost everything was one to two weeks early this year through the whole cycle.  Even stuff that is often due to photo period.  I guess this would just be wrapping up the cycle.

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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2015, 07:26:59 AM »
It was a doe

Not a doe. He was 25 yards out my window for 10 minutes. I seen pedicles. Definitely buck. If not I'm going to quit hunting because I have no idea what a buck is lol.

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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2015, 08:26:01 AM »
I once shot a huge blacktail 2 hours drive from mount Vernon. In Winthrop. Pure "Columbian blacktail".  :IBCOOL:

The proof is in the smell.  If'n you are endowed with a Twisted Horn Western Extreme Deer Sniffer that will be the determining factor whether it is a pure Columbian blacktail or not.  Be forewarned, it takes years of hunting blacktails in Tillamook Oregon to properly calibrate a Twisted Horn Western Extreme Deer Sniffer. 
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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2015, 09:09:33 AM »
I dont remember the exact date, but several years ago I found a fresh 2 point in vail around thanksgiving. Also f a small fresh fork, around this time in december. Have heard plenty of stories of "antlerless" bucks shot in mid to late december. 

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Re: Buck already shed antlers.
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2015, 10:25:26 AM »
The earliest I've seen mule deer shed antlers in Chelan County was December 23.  When I worked in Wyoming, I had a hunter show me ATL pics of his Black Hills whitetail buck shot Thanksgiving weekend - the antlers popped off when the buck hit the ground, bloody bases and pedicels.
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