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Other Activities => Shed Hunting => Topic started by: sklopp93 on November 29, 2016, 08:27:19 PM

Title: Blacktail sheds
Post by: sklopp93 on November 29, 2016, 08:27:19 PM
So 12 years ago me 11 years old, my dad and my older brother 12 years old were hunting a clear cut for deer. While walking through my brother found a 3 point shed, (on the right). 12 years later this year I was hiking around in the same area. Now it's about 15 ft tall jackfirs. I found this 3 point shed damn near in the same spot where my brother found his. I think it's the matching shed. It's in a lot worse shape. What do you guys think??
Title: Re: Blacktail sheds
Post by: Timberstalker on November 29, 2016, 08:30:27 PM
You might be on to something.
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Post by: TrailTreker85 on November 29, 2016, 08:52:05 PM
That is a sweet story.  :tup: I think you may be right
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Post by: kodiak 907 on November 29, 2016, 08:54:10 PM
Probably same genetics for the area. After 12 years, there should be almost nothing left of a horn that has been laying on the ground.
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Post by: sklopp93 on November 29, 2016, 08:54:29 PM
Yeah! I couldn't believe it. After 12 year i would have thought that horn would have been completely gone
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Post by: blackveltbowhunter on December 04, 2016, 10:32:59 PM
While impossible to say with 100 percent fact, I would be very confident calling it a match. Sun kills them, vermin kill them, water kills them slowly. I have several sheds in my yard that are several years old and were " chalk" when I picked them up. If they fall in a good spot and rodents pass them by its not inconceivable that it made it. It is very very similar. Regardless ,congratz on both finds!
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on December 05, 2016, 05:22:19 AM
no
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Post by: jdb on December 05, 2016, 06:06:35 AM
Probably same genetics for the area. After 12 years, there should be almost nothing left of a horn that has been laying on the ground.
i disagree. I have sheds in my yard that have been there that long and longer.
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Post by: Axle on December 05, 2016, 07:04:18 AM
no

 :yike: :yike:
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Post by: Bango skank on December 05, 2016, 07:29:42 AM
Rodents dont get them all, and if it was protected from the sin theres no reason it couldnt be .  Looks like a match
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Post by: lewy on December 05, 2016, 07:36:20 AM
Probably same genetics for the area. After 12 years, there should be almost nothing left of a horn that has been laying on the ground.
i disagree. I have sheds in my yard that have been there that long and longer.

Agreed, they last longer than one thinks if they don't get chewed.
Title: Re: Blacktail sheds
Post by: GHETTO GUIDE on December 14, 2016, 08:33:05 PM
Match...

Now go buy a lottery ticket..

Then set your alarm to buy another in 12 years as well.   


Cool story.
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Post by: nwwanderer on December 16, 2016, 08:26:01 AM
Several laying in my yard 20 plus years since taking them off of ag fields, high probability you have a match
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Post by: boneaddict on December 16, 2016, 08:29:28 AM
Either way its an awesome story!
Title: Re: Blacktail sheds
Post by: JDHasty on December 16, 2016, 08:29:50 AM
If they get buried in the duff that collects under trees then they can last a long, long time with no significant damage.  You may have a match. 
Title: Re: Blacktail sheds
Post by: YoterHunter on December 19, 2016, 07:12:05 PM
 That is a set nice find. I found a set this year that i don't  even have a clue how old they are  black tail gold