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Old 02-11-2003, 11:39 AM
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My shed hunting buddy (pictured here) and I almost stepped on this antler last spring. We felt pretty foolish and lucky. It was lying in the middle of a pasture meadow, only 100 or so yards from a trail. It scores 89 inches. This would be a 200 + non-typical deer if he had any kind of matching side.


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Old 02-11-2003, 11:41 AM
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Beautiful piece to add to your collection. Congratulations!!
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Old 02-11-2003, 12:03 PM
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Very Nice!

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Old 02-11-2003, 12:53 PM
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This may be a stupid sounding question but being a rookie and all I beg for your forgiveness. Is it rare to find a matching set of sheds in close proximity? <img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 02-11-2003, 01:34 PM
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Carpie, yes and no. It seems that finding a set of ok or even decent sheds close is easier, then the hawgs...really not sure why but that adds to the allure. We have found most sets of big horn on food sources, especially out near old grain bins, that may actually knock them off when they feed. This is why guys use antler trap style feeders to try and collect horns easier. I remember 2 springs ago finding a set of 180 sheds within 75 yards of each other and as plain as day, yet that same year we searched high & low for a matcher on a huge non-typie shed and never did find the right side. Usually if you can find a winter food source they are keying on and walk the trails to bed, you'll find the match but it ain't always easy or close. It truly is every bit as hard or challenging as the actual hunt.

Saskbucks, you find any from this year yet? I have found some smaller ones and buddy found a 150 set yesterday in some bails. They seem a little late this year, last week we found a hot and heavy hay field, a number of bucks still were wearing the gear????

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Old 02-11-2003, 01:35 PM
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Carpie it can be very hard to find a matching set of shed antlers in the same area.

Saskbucks Its to bad you didn't get the deer that belongs to that shed.(nice shed)
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Old 02-11-2003, 01:44 PM
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That is Nice! Imagine him next season! whoo-hoo! peace

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Old 02-11-2003, 01:57 PM
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Thanks Lads, it sure would be nice to find a matching pair like those.
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Old 02-11-2003, 02:43 PM
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Question whitetail or mulie sheds???
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Old 02-11-2003, 03:00 PM
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I would say that your friend is holding a Mulie shed. Nice find! thanks for sharing.

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