Shed Hunting

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by mattawanhunter, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. mattawanhunter

    mattawanhunter

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    IMG_20180108_173147283_HDR.jpg Did a little shed hunting tonight! Didn't find anything but what a great cure for Cabin Fever!
     
  2. 357Maximum

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    Cool pic. I will be out looking after/during this coming melt. I have found two already running bunnies. I really wanna find the other half of one of em. I passed him up so many times I should be able to smell the shed myself. :lol:
     
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  3. unclecbass

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    Let’s keep this thread going. I love shed hunting and seing what others find. Good luck!!
     
  4. old graybeard

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    I haven't gone looking yet but my cams are getting pics of bucks that have shed already
     
  5. rimmer

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    Of all the deer I have seen of late, non have antlers. I think I will go out looking later today.
     
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  6. wildthing

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    It is still early for any serious shed hunting around here, although it does vary from year to year. I have noted a couple of bucks on camera that have already shed but we had many bucks carry their antlers well into February last year.

    I found 14 total last year. These were the first 5 I found in a 1/2 acre sugar beet plot on February 22nd when we had a February thaw. I know....they aren't very big...but anyone can find the sheds from 4 year olds. It takes a real shed hunter to find them from yearlings :D.

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    My neighbor found these 3 the second week of January in 2015:

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    Post up some pics when you find some.
     
  7. sniper

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    It'll be another month or two before I really start browsing...Bucks tend to hang on to their headgear a while in my neck of the woods..
     
  8. wildthing

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    That's because you keep them so well nourished Sniper.
     
  9. bigal06

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    Same here. There were a few small shed bucks during the last week of the season. I’ll let them keep piling in until at least mid February before I really start to look.
     
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    Picked up an old 4 pt side on December 4th in the middle of one of my plots. Had a trail cam within 40 yards of it and I need to thank either the coyote that went by or my parents Great Dane. One of them was nice enough to leave it out in the open for me. 54390A8B-4140-4857-A38E-C6D7AFB5AEBF.jpeg
     
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    Check my cameras last night and a lot of deer were still sporting head gear. I will look Friday for a bit in bedding area but wont start seriously looking until Feburary
     
  12. unclecbass

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    Checked my cameras today. Everyone still had their headgear
     
  13. rimmer

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    nothin. I did scare up a big herd and there was piss and crap everywhere.
     
  14. Bucman

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    I try to wait until March when they’re all off. Then I grid search my areas one time to limit intrusion to sanctuaries and not push deer off my area.
     
  15. diamoma1

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    Hey Guys, I have property in Osceola Co. I'd estimate that less than half the headgear has been shed at the moment, but more drop every day. Quick tip - If you have porcupines on your place, find their den trees. Lots of times sheds are stacked at the base of those trees.
     
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