At what point..

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by kyhunter99, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

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    Do you consider yourself 1. Unlucky or 2. Terrible at shed hunting??

    Im feeling down here.
     
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  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic 12 pointer

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    I have not found any the last 2 years.
     
  3. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Only ones I have ever found were just stumble across. Most I have found were during turkey season. I have this thing about seeing things out of place or as my wife says don't belong there. Drives her crazy at times because I spot something and try and point it out to her yet she can't see it. Don't go out looking for sheds only. I have seen where some guys train a dog to find sheds and if you have the time and willing to put in the effort to train one that may be a good idea.
     
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  4. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    I'm with you...….likely have found less than 2 dozen over the years, and I usually stumble across them during turkey season. I'm not sure I've ever found one actually looking for them. Seems some folks just have a knack for finding them.
     
  5. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    There are many factors in when bucks shed testosterone is one over all health of the deer and how much quality food they got the previous fall are others. On the other hand low quality food and stress will cause them to drop early.. instead of wandering aimlessly through the woods focus on known late season feed areas and bedding sites you will find antlers , also any heavily used trails you find now should be followed , don't worry about jumping deer this time of year it's not going to affect next fall..
     
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  6. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

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    I literally follow all the recommendations and still end up bust. But by god i can find the smallest most out of place any-other-thing in the woods. Today i found a wildgame innovations trailcamera in the mud. I feel cursed. I have never once found a shed where people say youd find them, and ive only found 2 in my life.

    As for dogs we dont have one. I did try and train my last dog who would find me dead deer all the time. But wouldnt find or chew on an antler if you stuck it in his bed. He acted like they hurt him or something.
    Drove me nuts.
     
  7. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Bucks will tend to drop close to the same areas year to year just gotta find that area.. none of the bucks I have dropped on my property I have searched like crazy.. going back down to CKYWMA again a look there.
     
  8. Meatstick

    Meatstick 10 pointer

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    Found at least 90% of mine in turkey season. Most bucks around here are still packing both sides right now
     
  9. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    If I had to offer one more tip.. the best time to look for see and find sheds is on a drab overcast day , they just seem to stick out better and you can see them from further away...
     
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  10. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 10 pointer

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    i think its like a needle in a hay stack, right place right time
     
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  11. Drahts

    Drahts 10 pointer

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    We've sure had a mega butt load of those days over the last year!
     
  12. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Yep, the little creek behind my house looks like a white water river too..
     
  13. model70

    model70 8 pointer

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    I find most of mine ( not like I've found tons) early morning during turkey season. I have got out in late February and walked crop fields and places I watched deer traveling during the rut or late fall. Trails through bushy areas and thickets . Took me forever to start finding them. I guess when I started mushroom hunting, I started being able to spot them. Stick with it and good luck, just remember to have fun!
     
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  14. bah1286

    bah1286 6 pointer

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    I went several years looking on a farm we used to hunt without finding any. We just didn’t have many bucks around that time of year. First shed I ever found was early fall while digging gensing and it is still one of the best. I found another real nice one while I was helping my dad clear an area on bulldozer. About 6 years I stumbled into an area where I found 2 one day and I have found sheds there every year since except last year. My dad got in there before me one day 2 years ago and found 5 in about 30 minutes. It is within 150 yards of where I found the matching set this year and an area that is about 10 acres on our farm has produced all but just a couple sheds we have found on our place. If you find one, it is likely the bucks are running together and not moving to far. Stay In that area and look hard. As was said above, go when it is overcast and spend most of your time in bedding and food.
     
  15. Meatstick

    Meatstick 10 pointer

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    With shed hunting and shrooms both, gotta get the eye for em to really get going. That first shroom every year kinda trains a fella
     
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