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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2016, 09:24:26 PM »
Awesome find!

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2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« 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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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« 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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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2016, 05:45:54 PM »
Here is  the massive set from a buck we called "Wanna-be", he wanted to be a 2 point! I found the first half on Jan 2nd and the wife found the other half 2 days later. He is one of the 8 deer that stay around all the time. This is real early for around here, they usually start to fall end of Feb. Maybe the weather has something to do with it. It has been in the teens at night and upper 20's to low 30's during the day. Then  throw in snow every so often. Back to the old days.

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2016, 06:08:29 PM »
Been a damn good start to 2016!!

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2016, 06:54:30 PM »
Out for a ride with the father in law yesterday. Picked this up on our way back home, not an hour after we passed the same spot on our way in. The tracks came right up and dropped it in our horse tracks, and turned back to his bed fifty yards off the logging road. By the time we searched for the other side we still had a 2 hour ride back and had to get going... we'll be back!


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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2016, 07:07:42 PM »
Nice sheds everyone! Every time i show my daughter she starts crying and saying she wants them. Lol shes 2
Well we made it out for a bit this afternoon didnt have enough time to head up high so just stuck around close to home in the low land but no bone this trip but had a great time with me 3 children and my niece. My 2 youngest  kids are supper excited for our trip east this Tuesday  to look for some bench buck sheds the oldest is a bit bummed out he has school but understands and knows hell get to go on the weekends.

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Re: 2016 Sheds...Post them here!
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2016, 07:39:47 PM »
Great find GotElk. Fresh as well!

 

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