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#6194710 - 02/22/16 02:37 PM What month to look for sheds?
Hunter Daddy Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 95
I hunt in southern Atascosa County and was wondering when the bucks start to shed their antlers? Will they shed about the same time every year?

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#6194796 - 02/22/16 04:02 PM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Nathan at Fork Offline
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Registered: 09/29/07
Posts: 5357
Loc: Emory, TX
Here in Rains county, bucks still havent shed.
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#6194937 - 02/22/16 06:32 PM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I'm in Eastland county and every buck I have on camera still has both horns.
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#6195104 - 02/22/16 08:12 PM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Mid/late March would be a time to start looking but by April 1st will have more sheds on the ground. April 10th will have 95% or more of the bucks having shed. Problem is the ground temps warm up and grass/weeds take off and get to tall to find any sheds. Also snakes get active mid to late March into April.
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#6195348 - 02/23/16 05:19 AM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
phantom Offline
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Loc: dfw
I like to look for them during turkey season. Somewhere around the 1st weekend in April. Hunt birds in the morning and sheds the rest of the day.
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#6195481 - 02/23/16 07:53 AM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
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Registered: 01/11/09
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Loc: Germany
I would just wait until my cameras started showing slick head bucks.
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#6195646 - 02/23/16 09:38 AM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: kry226]
tlk Offline
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we have gone to early and found very few - if you wait too late, they get chewed on - my best guess in STex is mid April.
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#6198196 - 02/24/16 10:03 PM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas

Here's a run we made a few years ago. Kansas in May
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#6198907 - 02/25/16 02:05 PM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Ronnie Oneal Offline
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Registered: 08/18/11
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Loc: Grayson Co
I found one in Grayson about 10 days ago...

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#6199040 - 02/25/16 03:44 PM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
don k Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Bandera, Tx
They have really started here
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#6199664 - 02/25/16 09:56 PM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
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Registered: 11/19/09
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Loc: TX Panhandle
I have found over 25 already in the panhandle. All fresh
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#6199852 - 02/26/16 07:21 AM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Texas Dan Online   content
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Saw a buck last weekend in East Texas that still had both antlers.
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#6200962 - 02/26/16 09:01 PM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
aggiegolfer09 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 165
Haven't seen any yet in bastrop county

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#6201134 - 02/27/16 02:09 AM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Big D
In Kent, Dickens, and Garza county they still have anllers if that tells you anything. We see them into April on a few in Montague but most drop in late Feb to March for us.

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#6201163 - 02/27/16 06:11 AM Re: What month to look for sheds? [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
We found our first shed here in Menard/Mason County early last week, and saw a few missing an antler. This is about 2-3 weeks earlier than normal for here. Mid march is when we usually see the first shed. Maybe it is an early year
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