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2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« on: January 01, 2016, 06:18:49 PM »
I might as well start it.  Way too nice a day to sit around all day inside.  Grabbed the pooch and hit the hills.  Only out about 45 minutes before she found her first ever (that I know of).  Last year's or more likely a two year old shed based on the mottled appearance.  It wasn't the BT shed I was hoping to find, but still a great way to start the new year!
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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 08:27:30 PM »
Your not wasting any time.  :tup:
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2016, 12:13:55 PM »
Nice, I went out for couple hours, no luck though.
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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2016, 03:15:54 PM »
My aunt Brenda found a whitetail spike shed at our place, a week ago, in Curlew in a foot and half of snow, some people just have all the luck  :rolleyes:
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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 09:55:00 AM »
Little dink i picked up about an hour ago

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 11:27:00 AM »
Nice!  :tup: Can't wait to get out there and start looking!
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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 11:41:52 AM »
Sweet

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 04:09:15 PM »
The first 2 days of the new year was awesome! We found alot of the bucks we were watching now the snow has covered up the rest
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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 05:43:40 PM »
Wow! Nice work!
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 04:13:53 PM »
Not a bad cpl of days

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2016, 04:29:10 PM »
Doesn't it make you kinda made when you find the old sheds in area's you looked over last year!!! Does me.

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 05:50:08 PM »
It does a little but in the end i am just happy i found them. But this was anew spot so i was happy that i found the old ones plus the one from last year that tells me nobody has been in there.  :)

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2016, 09:02:39 PM »
First trip out and first real trip for the pup, glad to be on the 2016 board!

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2016, 08:57:32 PM »
6 point Roosevelt I picked up this morning, first one for 2016. Take a look at that base, I'm thinking he got to fighting and broke it off a couple months early from last year, but I'm not sure. What do you guys think?


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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2016, 09:16:21 PM »
It was just holding blood from last year, esp by the way it was laying. Stand it on end and drain the rest out before you bring it inside :chuckle:
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2016, 09:24:26 PM »
Awesome find!

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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2016, 10:00:36 PM »
Thank you blackveltbowhunter, you got some nice heavy BT sheds yourself! And Lewy your right I got it draining now, I've found a couple like this and boy they can really smell haha but that chunk of bone still attached to the base and the piece taken out of the main beam is what makes me wonder if it wasn't ready to come off yet


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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2016, 02:33:14 PM »
that chunk of bone still attached to the base and the piece taken out of the main beam is what makes me wonder if it wasn't ready to come off yet
You're right.  No way is that a normal shedding situation.  It caused a good bit of force to break it off like that.  Could be because of a fight with another bull or some serious raking of the ground or something.

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2016, 02:34:14 PM »
When do blacktails and elk on the west side start really dropping antlers? I have been out a lot the last 2 years in February, March and parts of April but have never had any luck. Looking forward to searching again this year!

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2016, 02:39:08 PM »
that chunk of bone still attached to the base and the piece taken out of the main beam is what makes me wonder if it wasn't ready to come off yet
You're right.  No way is that a normal shedding situation.  It caused a good bit of force to break it off like that.  Could be because of a fight with another bull or some serious raking of the ground or something.

I've seen several sheds that way? Not saying its normal but its not all that uncommon
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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2016, 05:12:08 PM »

that chunk of bone still attached to the base and the piece taken out of the main beam is what makes me wonder if it wasn't ready to come off yet
You're right.  No way is that a normal shedding situation.  It caused a good bit of force to break it off like that.  Could be because of a fight with another bull or some serious raking of the ground or something.
yeah that area is pretty grassy so he could have been raking, I didn't think about that. Thanks for the input everyone. 


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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2016, 04:08:08 AM »
Just wondering if danderson found the sheds from the clothes line bull?

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2016, 01:07:04 PM »
Getting kids and dog loaded up getting ready to hit the woods for some sheds. Hope to have pics this evening for ya'll. this is just a warm up for our trip east on tue.

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2016, 01:32:36 PM »
When do blacktails and elk on the west side start really dropping antlers? I have been out a lot the last 2 years in February, March and parts of April but have never had any luck. Looking forward to searching again this year!
blacktails start dropping anytime late December, I saw a two point still packing just 3 days ago.  Elk take a bit longer, more like the end of march till May.  Seen bulls packing before in first week of April.

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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2016, 01:36:16 PM »
I've seen bucks still packing into April and bulls in may
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