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#6159753 - 01/28/16 04:19 PM This is why we don't find many shed antlers....
Bulldog4949 Offline
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Registered: 11/19/09
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Loc: TX Panhandle
This is a fresh shed I found today. Not sure how long it's been on the ground. It is chewed to heck!


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#6159767 - 01/28/16 04:23 PM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
We have cows, sheep, and goats-I find one shed about every 3 years.
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#6159985 - 01/28/16 06:45 PM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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A lot of animals eat antlers. Good source of calcium
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#6159994 - 01/28/16 06:48 PM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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We look for them pretty heavy starting in March, we have to beat the critters to them.
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#6160024 - 01/28/16 07:01 PM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Skunks love em.

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#6160035 - 01/28/16 07:05 PM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Yup. This is small teeth. I am guessing squirrels or mice.
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#6160629 - 01/29/16 08:31 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Rock Squirrels
Squirrels
Coons and Kangaroo Rats will get em quick

And if you have those Filthy Disgusting Worthless Creatures called Goats or AKA Pasture Maggots
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#6160675 - 01/29/16 08:58 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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You sure its this years shed?

We find very few also but have no stock on the place and the grass is 3+ feet tall
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#6160699 - 01/29/16 09:06 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Porcupines are hell on antlers. Will make one disappear overnight.
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#6160755 - 01/29/16 09:46 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Deer will eat them, too.

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#6160778 - 01/29/16 09:56 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
stxranchman Offline
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Cattle, deer, coyotes, squirrels, rats, mice, and porcupines will all chew up antlers quickly.
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#6160803 - 01/29/16 10:13 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Loc: Germany
Didn't know the ungulates would do that... farmer
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#6160892 - 01/29/16 11:05 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Odd toe or even toe ungulates?
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#6160896 - 01/29/16 11:06 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: Bulldog4949]
TooLow Online   content
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Loc: Deep Ellum, TX
Originally Posted By: Bulldog4949
Yup. This is small teeth. I am guessing squirrels or mice.


Squirrels love them.

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#6160940 - 01/29/16 11:35 AM Re: This is why we don't find many shed antlers.... [Re: SniperRAB]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Rock Squirrels
Squirrels
Coons and Kangaroo Rats will get em quick

And if you have those Filthy Disgusting Worthless Creatures called Goats or AKA Pasture Maggots



yup you gota watch even a beard around them
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