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Antlers Falling in IL???

Old 01-18-2008, 07:33 AM
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Default Antlers Falling in IL???

Went hunting 3 days this week trying not to eat tag. No luck.

Anyways, several of the smaller bucks I saw only had 1 antler. I've got to believe they are finally starting to drop. I'll probably give it another week or so, but then it's time to tear up the woods looking for antlers. Good luck!
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:11 AM
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yeah they have started over here in Oregon to.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:41 PM
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my friends dog has brought back a couple of sheds back to his house.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:20 PM
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I got a quick question, how do yall shed hunt? Do you just walk through the woods or look for certain things?
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:44 PM
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That or you can take your dogs with you like mine, they just bring em back after being back all day.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:52 AM
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I have found a couple already that where just dropped. The best way that we have found them is just to walk around a lot. We found 26 last year.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:45 PM
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Went out for the doe only gun season in ill this weekend. I found a fresh antler right in front of my stand.Wasnt there friday but was there saturday evening.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:35 PM
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FOUND A 135 INCH . EIGHT POINT SET SATURDAY MORNING. BIGGEST SET EVER FOUND FOR ME..... WITHUN 6 FT. OF EACH OTHER. GOT KUCKY I GUESS. WALKED ALL DAY IT WAS MINUS SEVEN WITHOUT THE WIND CHILL......................

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Old 01-20-2008, 11:22 PM
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Already found a big set laying right next to each other. Talked to a couple other guys who have found one or two. However, I saw 7 different bucks this weekend and they all had full headgear.

On another note, I'm always amazed at the bucks I see after the season is over. I can't say for sure whether or not I had seen any of them before (4 were real nice....can't wait till next year ).
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:16 AM
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11pt, how far south our you?? I hunt inSaline county and wonder if there dropping down there yet!! Walt

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