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Offline Tbob

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Success rate??
« on: April 08, 2020, 07:33:53 PM »
So what would you say your success rate on finding sheds is? Iím saying, i think I Avg a shed 3 out of 10 times out looking.. so Iím measuring a 30%. How about you all??
   Iím trying not to get discouraged if you canít tell?! Haha. I went out the other day and logged 6 hours and 6 miles and nothing! Lol..

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 07:54:48 PM »
I think.a shed per 10 miles avg is a good estimate for me. Its highly variable depending on where Im working. Have picked up half a dozen within a couple hundred yards (once) and gone weeks with none plenty of times

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 07:58:23 PM »
Worst I've done is 11 miles and an old chalk the basically looked like a stick. Best was 7 in 200 yards.
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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 07:59:08 PM »
Iím about where youíre at Tbob. Had finds back to back days a couple weeks ago and now Iím on 4 trips with nadda. I get pretty Willy Nilly though and just pick a random spot on the map and go wander. Although I have been killing the ďshed before theyíre deadĒ heads though.
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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 08:02:11 PM »
Totally depends on where. Blacktail shed  hunting I canít even count the miles to find a shed on average. East side or Montana I bet itís about a shed every 5 miles walked on average

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 09:00:24 PM »
All depends. This year found 1-2 horns each time out except one day came home with nothing. So 5 out of 6 days bringing home horns. Didnít make it out last year. The year before I logged a lot of miles and a lot of days and only picked up one old horn. Itís more for the exercise after winter for me. If I find some bone itís a added bonus
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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 09:57:58 PM »
One season we found 13, have only found one to three a year since then and none this season here on the island.

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 05:44:53 AM »
A sign of the deer population obviously

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 07:26:50 AM »
While purposely looking for sheds TERRIBLE. Maybe 1 in 8.

While deer hunting or chukar hunting, 100%! Or maybe it feels that way because I am not really looking for sheds.

I always seem to find a good elk shed while chukar hunting that I can't pass up but can't carry effectively. It almost always costs me a few birds by slowing getting the gun to the shoulder. Or at least that is what I tell everyone......

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 07:51:21 AM »
While purposely looking for sheds TERRIBLE. Maybe 1 in 8.

While deer hunting or chukar hunting, 100%! Or maybe it feels that way because I am not really looking for sheds.

I always seem to find a good elk shed while chukar hunting that I can't pass up but can't carry effectively. It almost always costs me a few birds by slowing getting the gun to the shoulder. Or at least that is what I tell everyone......

Same here! Antelope hunting seems my most effective method for shed hunting.

Found a set of deer sheds a couple weeks ago and it always surprises me how quickly the chipmunks chew away at them. 

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 09:20:38 AM »
All very interesting. I was starting to think maybe I just really suck at looking for sheds! Lol... I find it very interesting how and how often people find sheds..

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2020, 04:55:39 PM »
Depends on the critter. I have never found a whitetail shed, but have never gone to look. It's on my bucket list. Elk sheds for me are easiest doesn't seem to matter where, but I don't remember the last time I took a trip and didn't find one. 

Deer for Eastside muley, bench bucks, and Blacktail  in southern Oregon it's also a high percentage. Probably not quite as good as elk, but still average a find per trip or so. The "epic" days fewer tho.  Low country Blacktail are like gold! With the dog I do better, but bucks themselves are so scattered and utilize such a small living space that time of year combined with vegetation and I think I'm at about a 25 percent success rate. Maybe 1 every 4 to 5 trips. BUT if I can find the buck before he drops or stumble on an area I know is a bucks core area, my odds of finding that deers sheds are very high. Moose, I have never gone to look but have stumbled on several incidentals. So feel lucky!

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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2020, 05:42:42 PM »
Youíre due now Tbob. I reset the odometer today with this super stud.  :chuckle:
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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2020, 05:48:26 PM »


Tried twice, found this. About 9 miles total. (Iím not very good i guess)


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Re: Success rate??
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2020, 11:54:18 PM »
Heck yeah man! Iím headed out in the morning to hunt a spot I havenít been in prob 7 years..... I hope the reset pays off! Iíll let ya know how it goes.

 


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