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Old 01-20-2005, 11:32 PM
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Today I went out to do some post-season scouting in an area I haven't been to in a while. I was walking around and glanced to my right and saw a shed. I rushed over and picked it up and did a scan of the area. Not seeing anything I did some circles around it. I got to about a 100 yards away and didn't find anything so I went back to where I found it. I could identify the exact spot because the ground was tore up a little. Well I looked at the spot where it laid and not 5 feet from where it lay was a mathed set of a smaller buck. I couldn't believe I didn't see them when I first was there. I walked around a bit and found another shed but couldn't find its match. By far the best day I have ever had looking for sheds. I found 4 total and thats more then I have ever found in the last couple of years. There was also lots of elk droppings but I just couldn't find any sheds from them. It was a good day though, found a couple of hunting spots and some sheds.
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Old 01-21-2005, 08:58 AM
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Sounds like a productive day. I usually find all mine with tractor tires.[:@]
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Old 01-21-2005, 11:41 AM
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I wish i could find some sheds!!! I have been out for the past 3 days and only found 1 that was this morning. I just dont think it is time yet in Iowa for them to start dropping.
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Old 01-21-2005, 11:46 AM
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I usually find all mine with tractor tires.
ain't it the truth


once our season is over i'll start looking its my favorite time of the year for scouting anyway
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:02 PM
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I've heard the larger the rack, the earlier they fall.
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:46 PM
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Don't the sheds get eaten by other animals? I've never seen one.
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:55 PM
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hey bamadan, yea they do, around here its hard to find one that squirrels haven't gotten a hold of, but every now and then you luck up and find one that hasn't been bothered....

best of luck
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:40 PM
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Well just today I was out walking in the fields, and happened across a 6point shed, both antlers right on top of each other. First time I've ever found a full set before.
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Old 01-21-2005, 06:04 PM
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I got lucky today

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:27 PM
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I read that in the state hunting reg book that around here (Bama and MS) that deer shed in March. Maybe this year I'll do some scouting around then. I guess y'all that are finding sheds already are further North eh?
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