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#6120948 - 01/05/16 07:35 PM Shedding
FowledUp Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
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Loc: Northeast Texas
When do you guys usually start your shed searching?

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#6120951 - 01/05/16 07:37 PM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
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First or second week of March. I found one shed antler on 2/26 last year, but for the most part it seemed like they kept their headgear late this past Spring.
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#6121029 - 01/05/16 08:18 PM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: Conroe, TX
I've never searched for sheds and have never found any accidentally. I will start this year and will be teaching my new chocolate lab pup to search.
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#6121039 - 01/05/16 08:24 PM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Biggest ones I have every found have been right around my house here in the Bexar county urban sprawl.

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#6121048 - 01/05/16 08:30 PM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
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It will depend on the area of the state you are in for a start date. I love to find sheds and have spent many hours looking for them. Years like this make it difficult with all the rain we have had. Plenty of ground moisture and if it warms up early this year the weeds/grass will take off. That spurt of new growth makes it difficult to find sheds.
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#6121054 - 01/05/16 08:32 PM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
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Pretty pup creek. Here's Charlie

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#6121080 - 01/05/16 08:42 PM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
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Charlie will find them! Great looking dog. But, I sincerely hope he will not tear up as much crap in the back yard as that yellow (my wife insists she's a "champagne") lab of ours. Daphne is her name and she's now 3. That dog has cost me thousands. Sprinkler systems, pool equipment. She threw up a rock a couple of nights ago (3a.m.). We love her and she's one happy dog, but when I pull in and she's wearing that "Oh,$#@^!" cower, I know I'll find something torn to hell.
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#6121090 - 01/05/16 08:46 PM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
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It's funny you say that creek. My wife just sent me a picture of our lab laying between the lower and upper section of our coffee table. I said "he looks happy and comfortable"

She says "what are you talking about? Look at that scratch he put on the wood"

I laugh to myself and say "if you didn't buy a frickin $1500 coffee table from Pottery Barn it wouldn't even matter"

She's still figuring out a smart arse comeback I'm sure grin
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#6121762 - 01/06/16 10:27 AM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
Captain Luke Offline
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I still find sheds during deer season, but they're usually from a year or two ago. I also find all kind of skulls and skeletons. And sometimes Dr. Pepper 3 liter bottles with water in them. Can't figure out that one. lol
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#6121878 - 01/06/16 11:15 AM Re: Shedding [Re: HuntnFly67]
Stompy Offline
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Originally Posted By: HuntnFly67
First or second week of March. I found one shed antler on 2/26 last year, but for the most part it seemed like they kept their headgear late this past Spring.

In this area it's about the same, late February and early March.
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#6121897 - 01/06/16 11:22 AM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
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do any of you tie a rope or bungee cord about buck head high between the legs of your feeders. I have been reading where people do this and when the bucks eat under the feeder and raise their heads it helps knock the horns off. I don't have a clue if it would work, but I've heard of crazier things being done.
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#6122033 - 01/06/16 12:25 PM Re: Shedding [Re: FowledUp]
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How do you teach your Lab to hunt for sheds? Mines 3 now, he loves to get out and explore and figured this would give him something to look for
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#6122056 - 01/06/16 12:33 PM Re: Shedding [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
How do you teach your Lab to hunt for sheds? Mines 3 now, he loves to get out and explore and figured this would give him something to look for


They have kits and lots of youtube videos about it. Stuff they call Rack Wax to give the antlers scent, but I have yet to try any of it.
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#6122680 - 01/06/16 05:20 PM Re: Shedding [Re: Captain Luke]
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Registered: 10/29/13
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Loc: Smith Co.
Originally Posted By: Captain Luke
I still find sheds during deer season, but they're usually from a year or two ago. I also find all kind of skulls and skeletons. And sometimes Dr. Pepper 3 liter bottles with water in them. Can't figure out that one. lol


That's not water. Don't drink it.

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#6122980 - 01/06/16 08:04 PM Re: Shedding [Re: Mr. T.]
FowledUp Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
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Loc: Northeast Texas
Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
do any of you tie a rope or bungee cord about buck head high between the legs of your feeders. I have been reading where people do this and when the bucks eat under the feeder and raise their heads it helps knock the horns off. I don't have a clue if it would work, but I've heard of crazier things being done.


I'm going to build some shed traps this year. I'm in Northeast Texas and shed hunting can be difficult here to say the least.

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