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Old 01-16-2006, 10:27 AM
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Default RE: shed catcher ?

Yes I have heard of them, but if the buck is not ready to lose his antlers and gets caught in the chicken wire, you have a very bad situation. A buck that freaks out if his antlers are snagged and hurts himself in the panic, either not being able to get lose, or getting loose but with chicken wire tangled in his antlers. Personally I prefer pounding the woods and find them that way, great excercise and you can learn so much.

But, a way that I think does work great, find a cedar or pine tree with some very low branches and dump corn against the trunk of the tree. That way when a buck wants to eat, he has to push his rack down or through the branches to get the corn, banging his antlers the whole way. Its natural and a much less chance that a buck hurts himself than getting tangled in wire. I have seen this work.
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