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Offline nickrj11

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Not much luck...
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:25:11 AM »
Been out looking for sheds like crazy! No luck though. Out around Eatonville public land. Been finding some really nice fresh rubs but still cant find an antler. Maybe they haven't dropped yet??? will periodically check back in those areas. Gonna put the trail cam up this weekend. Glad to see a lot of other folks are having better luck than me!

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Re: Not much luck...
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 10:40:02 AM »
Been out looking for sheds like crazy! No luck though. Out around Eatonville public land. Been finding some really nice fresh rubs but still cant find an antler. Maybe they haven't dropped yet??? will periodically check back in those areas. Gonna put the trail cam up this weekend. Glad to see a lot of other folks are having better luck than me!
Some of the sign I've been searching around...

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Re: Not much luck...
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 02:02:25 PM »
Hope you find something soon. There are some dropped already, It looks like you are in a good area.  I look in those swampy, muddy alder patches too. Good luck
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Re: Not much luck...
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 09:48:43 PM »
Keep at it. You will eventually start finding antlers and then will develop some spots that you can return to each year. I don't know how much the trail cameras will help you for locating antlers at this point. The blacktails dropped their antlers in jan-feb and I believe the majority of the bulls are dropped as well. Remember, google earth is your best friend. Look for spots that you believe look like good deer/elk terrain and put your boots to the ground. Once you find one antler, its probably safe to say that their are more nearby. As you know, the bulls and bucks form bachelor groups while they are shedding. Let me know if I can be anymore help to you. Its hard to get rolling with shed hunting but eventually youll expect to find a shed every time you hit the woods.

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Re: Not much luck...
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 09:58:14 PM »
Are you looking for deer or elk sheds? Those look like some fresh rubs, but no fresher than Feb. when the blacktail should have finished dropping. They look a little low to be elk rubs. From what I've personally seen, there's no direct correlation between rubs and dropped antlers when you're talking about blacktail. Elk is a different story though, I'd just expect to see them rubbing higher on the tree. I could be proven wrong about the blacktail sheds/rub correlation but that's my experience. What I have found a correlation in is bedding areas.

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