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Iowa shed hunting?

Old 01-05-2011, 09:41 PM
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Default Iowa shed hunting?

When do the bucks usually start losing there antlers in the midest or around iowa??
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:43 PM
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please i need help? ttt
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:38 PM
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anytime from now till april.many have shed in wis already.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:07 PM
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Havent found any in Wisconsin yet, will let ya know if the trail cam reveals any that are droppin
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:14 PM
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We live and hunt in North Central Iowa. We have found one shed already, and in a day of scouting we've seen around 80 deer, not a single one had horns on its head.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:32 PM
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Sheds are dropping like dead leaves here in west central WI. I pulled my SD card yesterday and in the last week the buck with a horn is, or was an 8 now he only has one side and 5 pics with bucks that got holes in there head. It's time......
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:26 AM
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It is definitely a local "phenomenon" much like the rut. It all depends on the diet of the deer during the period prior to the rut and directly after. After all, the reason the antlers fall off in the first place is the vitamins and nutrition that are there through the mating season have completely "dried" up (for lack of better terms, simply stated the bucks have used up all the stored energy). In areas where food is plentiful both orchards and plots, I have seen bucks that have maintained their horns until the first week of February, but now is definitely the time to pay attention when walking in the woods, as you will probably find some soon. Happy Hunting!
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