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Old 01-30-2005, 12:09 PM
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I went looking for sheds at a local farm in SE Pennsylvania and found a nice shed. I measured it at 61 gross but a broken brow tine and a broken off drop tine that has a 4.5" circumference leads me to believe that this baby was probably somewhere around 70" a side in his prime. It's very heavy and the main beam is 21". It looks like the inside spread could be somewhere north of 20". I looked everywhere for the matching antler but came up short. Maybe he's still wearing it. I'll see if I can post a pic. Cool characteristics are a forked G2, a 3 inch sticker that goes straight out between the G2 and G3 and the drop tine that I wish hadn't broken.
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:57 PM
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Sound like a great find.....any pics to post? I cant' wait to get out, but it's snowing like a bee-atch here right now. Looks like it will be a weekend or two before I get a chance to get out there.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:16 PM
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I have the pictures on my digital but I can't find the wire to hook it up to the computer. When I find it, I'll post them. I don't know if the pictures will do it justice. The mass of antlers never comes through with 2D pictures. I'll have to get out there next weekend and find the match.
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:38 AM
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BarnesX.308,

I'd definately like to get a look at the pics. of that monster shed! Do you have any snow down there in PA? There's still too much up here for me to do any serious looking yet. I'm really gettin antsy too! Oh well, I heard yesterday that the buck whose sheds that I really want to find (supposedly a monster 13-pt. with a droptine) is still packing...it shouldn't be too long though. This buck had been hanging around this farm since before deer season and was seen a couple times during opening week of gun season and them just up and disappeared. He showed back up the last day of muzzleloader (...go figure) and has been hanging around ever since allong with several other really nice bucks. I don't want to bump them away from the corn fields before they are finished shedding so I'll give it a few more weeks. Good luck finding the match to your shed.
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:00 PM
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We still have about a foot of snow but there are some bare spots. I went back and found a matching set but not the other big one. I also saw a deer who had his antlers still on his head. He was about a 2.5 year old 8-point. Out of a herd of about 50 deer, he was the only one with antlers. Either the doe/buck ratio is really out of whack there or most deer have shed. This is a farm that is closed to hunting - that's why I saw so many deer.
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