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Location, location, location!!
« on: January 08, 2021, 06:54:57 PM »
So Im just curious what percentage of sheds would you guys say you find in Bedding areas, feeding areas, big timber and on trails?? Id say Im
70% feeding areas
15% bedding areas
5% trails.
Timber 0%

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 08:09:59 PM »
For elk I would say 50% bedding, 25% feeding, 20% timber and 5% trails.

For whitetail, 50% trails 30% bedding 15% timber 5% feeding.

Moose, almost every paddle I've found has been in or within 20 feet of a road or skid trail except a few that I can think of in obvious beds

Blacktails so sporadic I don't have any pattern. Ive only found 1 blacktail shed when I was actively shed hunting. The rest have been luck while working or deer hunting.

Kind of the same for mule deer as blacktail I only find 1 or 2 a year at best

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2021, 09:09:29 PM »
Almost every elk shed I have found has been in Timber and Bedding and Feeding areas. That is to say... they have been in Timber where they feed and sleep, If not pressured the Elk near me sleep where they have feed, and that happens to be in Big Old Timber or Alder patches. I have found only a few on obvious Elk trails.
 
I've found very few Deer sheds to have any input on that.

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 09:14:09 PM »
Sheds are where you find them
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Keep the wind in your hair, and the sun at your back.


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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 09:18:36 PM »
I find most of mine at garage sales.   :tup:

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2021, 09:21:38 PM »
Found my biggest set middle of a cow field
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Keep the wind in your hair, and the sun at your back.


A gun is a tool, Marion, no better or no worse than any other tool, an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.


What would life be without the thrill of the hunt ?

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2021, 09:33:52 PM »
Mostly feeding areas. Or to and from. I have yet to find a shed in a bed.

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 04:26:44 AM »
Need tractor tires on that list

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2021, 09:00:14 AM »
Nice find on the tractor tire!! :tup:

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2021, 03:29:33 PM »
Seriously, even tough I have lost more than a grand to antlers in tires, with whitetail many sheds hit the ground when an uncomfortable, wet or cold buck gets out of a bed and shakes.  Have found several doubles shed together in this situation.  Look for dry spots where everything else is wet or snow covered.  They are big on comfort.  Reaching through fences or other obstacles for feed pulls quite a few.  It often seems so random to make no sense at all.

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 01:48:32 PM »
Some solid advise! Thanks man!

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Re: Location, location, location!!
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 04:02:40 PM »
The antler in a tire reminds me of times as a kid riding my horse in our  fields next to the Milk river in North central Montana looking for sheds to prevent finding them in a tire.   
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