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#6131397 - 01/11/16 08:29 PM First shed of the year....
Bulldog4949 Offline
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This is really early for us. Earliest shed I had found was 1-17 and that was last year.

Checked cameras Saturday and seen 2 bucks had shed. Saw another buck which I recognized because of a marking on his face. I knew it was a 10 point I know well.

Searched his feeder and found this today. Just gotta find the other one.

On the way home it dawned on me I may know this deer. Came home and dug out his sheds from last year.

Deer:


Shed:




Sheds last year
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#6131443 - 01/11/16 08:46 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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That looks like a dirty shed. He may have pedicle damage and have scull damage
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#6131459 - 01/11/16 08:56 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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cool
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#6131478 - 01/11/16 09:07 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: nehntr]
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Originally Posted By: nehntr
That looks like a dirty shed. He may have pedicle damage and have scull damage


This, looks like part of his skull is on there.
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#6131479 - 01/11/16 09:08 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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He definitely put some mass on though.
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#6131525 - 01/11/16 09:25 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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I have found a few like this in the past and they grow back normal the next year.
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#6131543 - 01/11/16 09:38 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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#6131606 - 01/11/16 10:23 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
Halfadozen Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bulldog4949
I have found a few like this in the past and they grow back normal the next year.

Seen this before as well and took it to a biologist. He said it is not that common and that likely the buck was about 2 -3 weeks away from natural drop and probably bumped it rather hard on something. He said something about the tentatcle as seen in this pic as part of natural calcified blood supply or whatnot. Cool find regardless!
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#6131617 - 01/11/16 10:35 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Yea it is a bit early. The tree I found it under I can walk under without ducking. Like he was laying down. But a few early early sheds I have found have had this tentacle like thing.
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#6131851 - 01/12/16 07:45 AM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Great find. up
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#6132694 - 01/12/16 04:34 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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real early

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#6132744 - 01/12/16 04:59 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
Bulldog4949 Offline
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2 more fresh ones today.
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#6132967 - 01/12/16 07:00 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Awesome
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#6133026 - 01/12/16 07:22 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
Chief Joe Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bulldog4949
2 more fresh ones today.
up
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#6133233 - 01/12/16 09:05 PM Re: First shed of the year.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Good find
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