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Already dropping
« on: November 29, 2023, 08:33:24 PM »
After hearing lots of folks think things were pushed back a little bit/were a little later than normal, shedding might just be the opposite this year.   I just witnessed a whitetail drop both sides in the last 30 hours.  Late season hunters, grab those antlers gently when ground checking them. 
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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2023, 07:25:38 AM »
Whoa! Donít say that all you are doing is riling up people out hunting still !  Antlers arenít dropping ! This is sarcasm as I was called out by a member saying moose donít drop in November

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2023, 07:38:19 AM »
Whoa! Donít say that all you are doing is riling up people out hunting still !  Antlers arenít dropping ! This is sarcasm as I was called out by a member saying moose donít drop in November

They donít drop early. Thatís why someone got a moose over here on the last day and the paddles were in the bed of his pickup. Must of shot them off  :chuckle:

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2023, 08:00:22 AM »
Whoa! Donít say that all you are doing is riling up people out hunting still !  Antlers arenít dropping ! This is sarcasm as I was called out by a member saying moose donít drop in November

They donít drop early. Thatís why someone got a moose over here on the last day and the paddles were in the bed of his pickup. Must of shot them off  :chuckle:


Must of been  :rolleyes:

Why Iíve seen 3 paddles found just from fb friends. Some how they found the only 3 that have dropped in the whole region

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2023, 08:07:37 AM »
Some deer always has to be the first, but I certainly wouldnít expect a deer to be dropping now, especially in the rut. I assume not healthy.   They will shed early if sick.    Moose on the other hand are  dropping all over the place which is quite normal.

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2023, 08:08:23 AM »
I've seen an Elliot deer or moose this time of year.
Definitely happens every year,some early drops.
Not to say I've also seen some holding into January and February.

My theory is ,the harder they rut,faster they drop.
But who really knows,too much science stuff for me.

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2023, 08:18:00 AM »
Itís early for deer, but getting close. Iíve killed 3 bucks now dec 13-15 that antlers fell off.

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2023, 08:23:35 AM »
Itís early for deer, but getting close. Iíve killed 3 bucks now dec 13-15 that antlers fell off.

I've killed a few late buck ,bucks that felt like is was gonna bust off when I started dragging it.

So did you find the other side on the blood trail.
Or did you recover both sides.
Or where you left with an Elliot deer mount.

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2023, 08:26:16 AM »
I usually find my first sheds every year over Christmas Break, less than a month away 🤙🏻
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2023, 10:46:25 AM »
Probably still have those horns if it wasnt for the 4x4s.    :twocents:

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2023, 11:24:18 AM »
Probably still have those horns if it wasnt for the 4x4s.    :twocents:
Plenty of people, including myself, pick up sheds at home off their feeders and hay piles without the use of vehicles.
$5 is a lot of money if you ain't got it

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2023, 01:26:13 PM »
The 4x4 posts on the feeder which resembles a shed trap......

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2023, 01:35:00 PM »
The 4x4 posts on the feeder which resembles a shed trap......
OhÖ :chuckle:
$5 is a lot of money if you ain't got it

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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2023, 01:41:50 PM »
The 4x4 posts on the feeder which resembles a shed trap......

 :rolleyes: you're insane.  First, there were no 4x4s in that picture.  And there is nothing trap like about it, it's a basic feeder. 
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Re: Already dropping
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2023, 02:32:23 PM »
Last year I had a buck drop before the general season even started and two that shed during the season all legal.

 


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