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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2018, 07:43:36 PM »
Over here on the east side, our snows just starting to melt. Most places have been inaccessible. Last year, I found them hiking around, off the road while driving and one right in the middle of the road. I try and take a mental catalog of the most used trails in the snow, than hike the area when it thaws. Works ok for me. Good luck
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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2018, 03:04:00 PM »
THAnks again guys! Really appreciate all the advice! Like I said, Iím headed over the mountains to a spot where we saw a Tom of deer last weekend and try to get a little further out where people are less likely to go.. I also really like the tip about watching the sides of the roads. Bet most people arenít doing that while driving. I know Iím usualy not. Gonna make my brother drive this time! Ha.. 👍
  Iíll let yíall know how we did when we get back.

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2018, 12:32:10 PM »
So just to update how bad I am at Shed hunting. Went back out with my brother (who drove) and we spent about 4 hours hiking around. My brother found 3 and I found ZERO!!
   To top it off, Iíve been out 3 times since now looking for deer/elk sheds. Once on the Eastside and twice on the west side. Iíve seen more elk sign (tracks, Pooh and rubs.. countless rubs the last two trips out on the west side). I have found a total of ZERO sheds this year.
  I think Iíve now spent 250.00 in gas, put a thousand miles on my new car and probably 40 hours looking. The struggle continues!! Iím off tomorrow and headed back out. I think Iím going to head back to the Eastside as long as the pass looks okay.
   At least Iím getting lots of exercise and fresh air! Lol...

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2018, 12:55:23 PM »
Sounds like you rock at shed hunting.  :tup:

Sounds like you suck ar shed finding!  :chuckle:

Keep at it as when you get on some horn it will be that much more of a success.

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2018, 01:55:49 PM »
Haha! Yeah, youíre absolutely correct!! I am good at the hunting just horrible at the finding!
   Usually I donít care so much, but I really want to find a few for knife handle materials for the class I have coming up.
   I do agree though, makes it that much more rewarding to find if they arenít easy to come by. Itís just crazy seeing the piles that people post up on social media and even here for that matter! At least Iím getting lots of good practice in!

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2018, 02:02:59 PM »
  :o

I found 11 last weekend checking cams/on the way to check cams including one everybody and their dog has probably driven by this year. 10 feet off the downhill side of a road sitting by a relatively fresh landing. Keep looking, especially by logging units that were cut this winter.
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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2018, 02:31:27 PM »
I found two mulie sheds yesterday on a NE facing slope in the only bedding cover on the hill. Another thing to try is find a buddy with some antlers and have them set out a couple for you to find in a small area. You have to get your eye accustomed to what youíre looking for.

I find most of my antlers by glancing over one without it immediately recognizing itís an antler, but my brain will register something subconsciously and Iíll look back and see it lying there.

Also try to time your days on a cloudy day after morning dew or rain. The bone shines well on those kind of days.

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2018, 04:38:34 PM »
  :o

I found 11 last weekend checking cams/on the way to check cams including one everybody and their dog has probably driven by this year. 10 feet off the downhill side of a road sitting by a relatively fresh landing. Keep looking, especially by logging units that were cut this winter.

Soul crushing!!! Really! Lol.....

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2018, 06:17:19 PM »
I covered like 14 miles this last  weekend on mostly private property. Only found one, remember your looking for a needle in a haystack pretty much.  Its an addicting hobby, even on bad days
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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2018, 02:38:10 PM »
TBob, keep at it, if your bro found some, sounds like you were in the right area. Now this is just a question I want to ask, you are looking on the ground, right?  :chuckle:
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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2018, 03:32:44 PM »
TBob, keep at it, if your bro found some, sounds like you were in the right area. Now this is just a question I want to ask, you are looking on the ground, right?  :chuckle:

this is actually a good question. the advice that always give when asked about shed hunting is "look down". it sounds funny but I've walked by sheds in logging roads before that I didn't find till the walk back cuz I was looking at trees for some reason and not the dirt...

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2018, 03:48:32 PM »
Here's my  :twocents: TBob, slow down! No need to be in a rush, they're not going to run away. My nephew is always in a hurry and pays for it by me or his cousins picking up what he missed.  :tup:
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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2018, 03:57:03 PM »
Boom! Finally on the board.. went out last Thursday and found 2 elk sheds! One is an old 5 point and chewed on like crazy. The other one though is a HUGE brown one from this year! I was soooo incredibly stoked to have found any! I found the chewed on one first and was like, ďhell yeahĒ! And then about an hour later I found that big sucker ! I looked for the other sides to both for a bit and couldnít find either, Iím going back out there the weekend after next though and try to find some more and hopefully the other side to that big one! I did about 6 miles all off trail and in some incredibly steep terrain.. All worth it though! Was a great day!

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2018, 05:02:11 PM »
Awesome!  Way to stick with it.   Iíve been shed hunting seriously for about 22 years now.  I still have dry spells where I feel like I couldnít find a shed if someone sprinkled them out in front of me.  However....experience tells me things change quickly in the world of shed hunting.  I once found 15 moose paddles in about two hours.  Days like that keep me going.   Keep at it and youíll start building the collection.

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Re: I suck at shed hunting
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2018, 05:19:41 PM »
Well letís see em!
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