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Offline Gunitharvester

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Blacktail shed hunting tips
« on: February 25, 2016, 03:03:14 PM »
Anyone have any tips they would care to share about blacktail shed hunting? I haven't had much luck, maybe I'm looking in the wrong habitat? :dunno: I have been walking alder bottoms and such.... any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Blacktail shed hunting tips
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 03:13:32 PM »
Never really found too many in the alder bottoms.  Try the ridges and bedding areas.  Most of the ones I have found have either been in beds or on ridge trails.  Good luck.

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Re: Blacktail shed hunting tips
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 03:17:08 PM »
A tip, don't start!  It will drive you mad!!  Actually it's great just getting out, tough to find the big ones, they bury them I believe!!  :chuckle:  just keep looking and cover as much ground as possible, I love the thick reprod or open areas where they might bed or feed.

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Re: Blacktail shed hunting tips
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 06:42:19 PM »
The 3 we have found this year have been in beds. 1 fresh

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Re: Blacktail shed hunting tips
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 11:04:58 AM »
Look in clear cuts very hard to find because it thick good luck

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Re: Blacktail shed hunting tips
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 07:41:23 PM »
Follow the trails less traveled. If you see major deer highways you might find a small one here and there, but I am having better luck on the trails around the major ones.


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