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Old 12-27-2013, 05:42 PM
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Anyone use some sort of shed antler trap with success? I've got an idea for one now but open to other possibly better ideas.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:44 PM
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Could you please explain what you mean by that, as I have no idea what you're talking about?
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:17 PM
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Yup, a little explanation please.

The best I've heard for finding sheds is to train a dog to find them.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:45 PM
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Staked up chicken wire with corn at the base. Deer feeds on corn and the antlers get stuck in the wire and fall off.

Or a 5 gallon bucket with corn in the bottom so the antlers get knocked off when he puts his head in.

Or 3 hale bales in a triangle with corn in the middle.

Or corn underneath a blown down tree so the branches knock the antlers off.

Never tried any of them though.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:58 PM
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If you used very much bait it would be illegal here in Michigan because there is a very small limit up here per day.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:06 AM
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I think the wire idea might be bad. What if his antlers aren't ready to fall off yet. Try the 5 gallon bucket or something else first.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by WNYhunter View Post
I think the wire idea might be bad. What if his antlers aren't ready to fall off yet. Try the 5 gallon bucket or something else first.
***Good point, as they don't all lose them at a certain time. Each buck's testosterone level causes the rack to drop and each buck is different. It can be a number of weeks from when the first one to the last one sheds.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:00 AM
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Ive never done it we are never allowed to bait any wild animals. I just walk and look but Ive heard bungee cords work pretty well and also hog panels from people that did it back before the law change. Even back then though I just walked and looked. It gives me a reason to scout.

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Old 12-28-2013, 07:13 AM
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Wink old fasion way

Why not just do it the old fasion way, Walk trails, scout,know terrane better.Great exersize. When i do it by looking for deer sign and antlers, i feel really great when i find them.Wire would only hurt deer, bucket is to easy(if it works, i don't think so).Have fun scouting.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:05 AM
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You could weave miles of fishing line all through the woods about 4 foot high
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