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Title: Deery potter
Post by: youngbull on April 04, 2017, 07:12:15 PM
Largest blacktail spike
20 1/2 length
8 3/4 base
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Post by: cbond3318 on April 04, 2017, 07:24:47 PM
Any reason why you say Blacktail?
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Post by: elkslayer069 on April 04, 2017, 07:35:53 PM
Sure looks like a spike elk shed to me
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Post by: youngbull on April 04, 2017, 07:38:31 PM
I agree but I have never seen an elk in this  area in 25yrs of hunting this spot
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Post by: h20hunter on April 04, 2017, 07:44:33 PM
Elk
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Post by: elkslayer069 on April 04, 2017, 07:46:24 PM
Looks to me like the base is over 2" it's an elk sound to me like elk have moved into your spot  :tup:
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Post by: youngbull on April 04, 2017, 07:51:53 PM
Negative
Deer antler
8 3/4 circumference
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 04, 2017, 07:55:42 PM
The length says elk.
The color and location of the eyeguard says deer.

Interesting find.
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Post by: lewy on April 04, 2017, 07:59:02 PM
Let's see some more angles!
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Post by: youngbull on April 04, 2017, 08:09:41 PM
I understand your disbelief I felt the same way.
It was my first find this spring only 3 inches protruded from the moss .   I lifted it up and it justkept coming. Believe me or not bit I saw a buck at least 150 in the general area 2 years ago
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Post by: daydreamn on April 04, 2017, 09:23:34 PM
 :rolleyes:  Elk!!!

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Post by: Tbar on April 04, 2017, 09:28:12 PM
Elk!
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Post by: Ckm308 on April 05, 2017, 05:17:00 AM
Elk for sure.......
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Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 06:20:41 AM
So the experts say elk .
How do you confirm the species of an antler (mule deer blacktail whitetail elk)?
I've spent quite a bit of time in this area and have never seen an elk or sign of an elk. I wish there were elk here it would save me some gas money. When I get time I'll try and find the other side.
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Post by: Bonehuntn on April 05, 2017, 07:09:41 AM
The length says elk.
The color and location of the eyeguard says deer.

Interesting find.

 :yeah:
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Post by: jackelope on April 05, 2017, 07:18:11 AM
What is the general area of the state you found the shed in?
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Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 09:47:44 AM
Oak creek ...........
Just kiddng green belt in piece county
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Post by: JDHasty on April 05, 2017, 09:50:15 AM
Any reason why you say Blacktail?

I have heard that the smell is what gives it away
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Post by: Squidward on April 05, 2017, 09:51:19 AM
Old revert buck maybe. Hard to say for sure from here.
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Post by: lord grizzly on April 05, 2017, 09:51:23 AM
nothing about that is blacktail. I lived in pierce county and theres elk. nice spike shed non the less. don't find those real often
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Post by: ryanj on April 05, 2017, 10:47:36 AM
ELK!
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Post by: trophyhunt on April 05, 2017, 11:04:19 AM
Elk are in a lot of green belts in pierce county, rosscrazyelk saw some cows standing by the welcome to Bonney lake sign at the top of 410 just a while ago.
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Post by: grundy53 on April 05, 2017, 12:42:32 PM
Elk for sure

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Title: Re: Deery potter
Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 12:47:56 PM
So how are you experts coming to these conclusions.
Somebodies elk sightings
Somebodies opinion
I've hunted this area for many years 
How can you tell
The length is obviously absurd if it's a buck and this is why I shared it with you otherwise I would not have posted a pic of a spike bull shed
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Post by: grundy53 on April 05, 2017, 12:49:15 PM
The base and shape.

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Post by: grundy53 on April 05, 2017, 12:50:55 PM
Young bulls wander and there are plenty of elk in pierce county.

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Post by: PastorJoel on April 05, 2017, 01:44:33 PM
Black bear antler
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on April 05, 2017, 01:52:43 PM
BENCHLEG!!!!!!     :IBCOOL:
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Post by: JDHasty on April 05, 2017, 01:54:02 PM
BENCHLEG!!!!!!     :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 05, 2017, 01:54:34 PM
Nobody's used the oculus reparo in this thread yet?
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Post by: trophyhunt on April 05, 2017, 01:58:03 PM
 :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 05, 2017, 02:24:08 PM
This is freaking hilarious. 
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Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 03:01:35 PM
Another angle of some more wandering bulls
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Post by: Bullkllr on April 05, 2017, 03:05:05 PM
Sure looks like a spike elk shed to me
:yeah:
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Post by: grundy53 on April 05, 2017, 03:06:20 PM
Another angle of some more wandering bulls

 :tup:
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Post by: link on April 05, 2017, 03:11:52 PM
Just take that thing to the Sportsmans show to get scored next year and show all these non believers.
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Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 03:25:24 PM
Base angle
Lots of luck with blacktails near swamps anyone else
Have the same
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Post by: jdb on April 05, 2017, 04:44:27 PM
The base and shape.

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Post by: jdb on April 05, 2017, 04:46:30 PM
Old revert buck maybe. Hard to say for sure from here.
pretty sure they done revert back to spikes
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Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 04:55:17 PM
Okay okay the elk have moved in maybe I should try a different blacktail area
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 05, 2017, 05:03:36 PM
 :chuckle:
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Post by: grundy53 on April 05, 2017, 05:07:37 PM
Okay okay the elk have moved in maybe I should try a different blacktail area
I wouldn't say they've moved in. Though it looks like you had one wander through a year or so ago...

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Title: Re: Deery potter
Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 06:10:39 PM
It may be possible but the possibility is slim
It's hard enough finding any b tail shed let alone a stray elk
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Post by: grundy53 on April 05, 2017, 06:22:13 PM
Where I hunt mule deer "there are no elk". However, several years ago a guy found a matched set from a 6x6 bull. About ten years before that someone I know saw a bull in the area. Those elk had a lot farther to go. One of the places I hunt blacktail "there are no elk". Except every once in awhile someone gets one on their trail camera. My point is I think that a antler that looks exactly like an elk antler is probably more likely to be an elk antler than some weird, once in a lifetime freak unicorn blacktail deer antler. Especially since there are a lot of elk in pierce county. But I guess I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time.

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Post by: Bullkllr on April 05, 2017, 07:36:47 PM
 :yeah:

Unless you're on the peninsula(?), odds seem much better it's from an elk. If so, then maybe it could be that freaky BT.


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Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 09:01:52 PM
That's the point of the post if you think this is an elk antler that's fine. It's just not what I think and the reason for posting a freaky spike buck. Once again how does one determine the species of an antler. The sportsmans,show measurers don't have a way.
I remember 15 or so years ago a guy claimed he had a monster blacktail and had it scored only to find out it was a mule deer. He had his pic in wa,oregon magazine with a,ruler inside his rack.
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 05, 2017, 09:04:39 PM
If it makes you feel better to call it a blacktail horn then do so.
The more I look at it I think it's a Columbia Whitetail Shed. That's just my opinion.  ;)
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Post by: youngbull on April 05, 2017, 09:56:55 PM
Going point it probably is a wandering Columbia whitetail
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Post by: jackelope on April 06, 2017, 07:29:36 AM
Wandering upside down elk deer.
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Post by: gasman on April 06, 2017, 07:52:18 AM
Love that shed, any shed found in wet side is a awesome find.
If  that green belt is located around JBLM, their is more elk showing up in that area every year.
 ;)
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Post by: youngbull on April 06, 2017, 08:06:08 AM
Shed hunting is definitely fun
Glad to share such a unique find
Not sure about the elk though where have you seen them :archery_smiley:
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Post by: Ckm308 on April 06, 2017, 02:09:47 PM
had a bull run across the road off 200th in graham not far from meridian before! my folks live in graham by the high school and have cows from time to time in there yard and off the road they travel!
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Post by: youngbull on April 06, 2017, 04:05:43 PM
Great
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Post by: idaho guy on April 06, 2017, 04:20:17 PM
I think its most likely a freak deer shed too. It would be a weird looking elk spike shed. around where I live the spikes would be a lot thicker all the way up and the big base is strange also.  Thanks for posting it cool find regardless!
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Post by: JDHasty on April 07, 2017, 08:48:18 AM
I think its most likely a freak deer shed too. It would be a weird looking elk spike shed. around where I live the spikes would be a lot thicker all the way up and the big base is strange also.  Thanks for posting it cool find regardless!

I agree. 
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Post by: Romulus on April 07, 2017, 09:05:37 AM
It is an elk shed.....the chances of a spike wandering into an area in Pierce County not known for elk is fairly high.............the chances of a blacktail buck regressing and then putting all the energy into a long spike is extremely low.....when they regress they may go from a 3 or 4 pt to a 2 pt but the antler shape stays mostly the same...

Good find....

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Post by: JDHasty on April 07, 2017, 09:17:36 AM
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Post by: grundy53 on April 07, 2017, 09:20:07 AM
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Not even close to the same size. But nice googling.

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Post by: Henrydog on April 07, 2017, 09:24:25 AM
This is better than the Jerry Springer Show when they announced who the father was.  My first thought it is a benchleg unicorn
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Post by: grundy53 on April 07, 2017, 09:40:32 AM
It is an elk shed.....the chances of a spike wandering into an area in Pierce County not known for elk is fairly high.............the chances of a blacktail buck regressing and then putting all the energy into a long spike is extremely low.....when they regress they may go from a 3 or 4 pt to a 2 pt but the antler shape stays mostly the same...

Good find....
Exactly. I think Occam's Razor applies in this instance.

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Post by: Jonathan_S on April 07, 2017, 12:53:32 PM
Idaho Blacktail, 2016

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Post by: jackelope on April 07, 2017, 12:57:36 PM
This is better than the Jerry Springer Show when they announced who the father was.  My first thought it is a benchleg unicorn
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Post by: Henrydog on April 07, 2017, 01:00:52 PM
Jackelope, that photo was taken just on the east side of the cascade crest right?
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 07, 2017, 01:53:35 PM
Someone should point OP to the bobcat link so that he knows this is all in good fun.
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Post by: JDHasty on April 07, 2017, 01:57:51 PM
It's appears to be from from a branched antler bull elk that wandered up and over Snoqualmie Pass from GMU 334. 
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Post by: hunter399 on April 07, 2017, 02:15:18 PM
 Also think elk,but very possible of anything,when I see it I see knife handle.seems big spikes work good for that.
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Post by: ElmerFudd on April 07, 2017, 02:22:40 PM
For comparative analysis, here are some pierce county green belt sheds as well. Found on private property that holds elk most of the year.
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Post by: Henrydog on April 07, 2017, 02:29:29 PM
For comparative analysis, here are some pierce county green belt sheds as well. Found on private property that holds elk most of the year.

Yup :tup:.  Elmerfudd you should change your handle to Columbo
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Post by: idaho guy on April 08, 2017, 08:28:34 PM
Idaho Blacktail, 2016
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Good for you killing a yearling bull in Idaho do those horns look like the the shed posted?
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Post by: Jonathan_S on April 08, 2017, 08:57:17 PM
Idaho Blacktail, 2016


Good for you killing a yearling bull in Idaho do those horns look like the the shed posted?

Nope, they're in velvet. Had milk on his lips too.
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Post by: idaho guy on April 08, 2017, 09:24:15 PM
Idaho Blacktail, 2016


Good for you killing a yearling bull in Idaho do those horns look like the the shed posted?

Nope, they're in velvet. Had milk on his lips too.
way to go stud!
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Post by: Jonathan_S on April 08, 2017, 09:26:56 PM
 :police: thanks officer.
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Post by: youngbull on April 15, 2017, 06:13:56 AM
Possibly world record spikes genes
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Post by: HardCorpsHuntr on April 15, 2017, 07:34:45 AM
Here's a spike for ya, Muley though!  We saw him last year too.

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I don't know if your shed is an elk or a deer, but it's a cool find though.
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Post by: youngbull on April 15, 2017, 01:04:42 PM
Cool video
Hate to battle that buck
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Post by: millerwheeler on April 24, 2017, 08:40:40 PM
Take it to a biologist if you want to prove some folks wrong 😎 older bucks tend to revert sometimes the base has me thrown off as well