texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
carr, BigSpin, Bart, KeyWestKen, Hunt-Fish-231
70158 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,533
bill oxner 91,416
SnakeWrangler 63,591
stxranchman 59,968
Gravytrain 46,950
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
BMD 41,239
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics609,181
Posts11,319,228
Members85,158
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
When Do Buck Start Dropping........ #7748501 02/17/20 11:13 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,086
Tbar Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,086
When do buck start dropping antlers around Stonewall county?


Make America Great Again

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7748546 02/18/20 12:02 AM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 8,067
D
DQ Kid Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 8,067
Mid Mar.

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7748987 02/18/20 02:07 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 8,149
W
westtexaswatkins Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
W
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 8,149
My place is in southern Stonewall county. I very rarely find any sheds even though look for them every year. In 2018, I guess we hit it just right. I found the first few March 23 and the rest April 7th. We found 11 that year and haven't found any since.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7750052 02/19/20 12:47 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,086
Tbar Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,086
Thanks!


Make America Great Again

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7750273 02/19/20 03:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,783
G
Grosvenor Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
G
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,783
We actually found a pair of sheds in South Texas a few weeks ago. Exceptionally early

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7750314 02/19/20 03:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 661
J
JTS Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 661
Bucks are shedding in Wichita County right now.

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7750326 02/19/20 04:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 5,067
T
titan2232 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
T
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 5,067
Late March for us in Val Verde

Don't expect to find much this year aside from the antlers 3/4 grown and still attached to the skulls from last July



Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7750404 02/19/20 05:13 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 3,062
E
easton1025 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
E
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 3,062
Bosque County dropping them now....late feb and early March are most active times..We find a few late Jan....

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7750414 02/19/20 05:18 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,000
P
PMK Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,000
I was out at Sunrise Beach (close to Kingsland) in Llano county last Sunday, most still sporting antlers but saw a few with one side dropped.


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7750447 02/19/20 06:03 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 313
O
Old Smuggler Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
O
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 313
Found a nice shed last weekend in palo pinto and we are starting to see 1 antlered bucks on the camera.

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7751301 02/20/20 02:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,529
M
Murphscout Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
M
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,529
Found one in llano last week. March normal here

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7751811 02/20/20 09:40 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 13,599
6
68rustbucket Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 13,599
My neighborhood deer still haven’t dropped yet. [Linked Image]

Last edited by 68rustbucket; 02/20/20 09:45 PM. Reason: This one just showed up

I'll pray for your goat.
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7751822 02/20/20 09:47 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110,533
dogcatcher Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110,533
Saw a one sided buck yesterday in Abilene.


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7752382 02/21/20 01:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,450
R
RattlesnakeDan Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
R
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,450
I was just watching a bunch of bucks near my feeder this morning. I was shocked to see a couple that survived the season, ones that disappeared at the end of archery season I was sure they were dead. Anyways....don't set your antler traps quite yet, had 2 sets of bucks fighting and pushing each other around and no antlers broke off. It was like early fighting where they weren't intent on winning, just some pushing and shoving.
Mr. Big stuff was there, he is a big 8 that stands under the feeder and licks the spinner plate, only one big enough to do it. I missed him with my longbow at 12 yds ( yes, it happens. lol) and he disappeared right at rifle season opener. A big wide 10 did the same and he is back as well as a one antlered 4 point. I am missing a 9 and a big 6 called Super 6 that I let walk past at 5 yds a few times. They may be dead, I'll keep watching for them.


Just like Jesus, sometimes you gotta kill some hogs.
Lone Star Mesquite . com
RattleSnake Dan's Shredding Service
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7753389 02/22/20 02:23 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,066
T
TxAggie10 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,066
I had an older buck drop antlers on Wednesday this week in Mills county

Last edited by TxAggie10; 02/22/20 02:23 PM.

Texas A&M Association of Former Students
WH10P!
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: JTS] #7753834 02/23/20 12:26 AM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,448
TX_LT230FH Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,448
Originally Posted by JTS
Bucks are shedding in Wichita County right now.


Yep. Found this one in the wheat field today. [Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7753840 02/23/20 12:30 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 849
Slick Head Online Happy
Tracker
Online Happy
Tracker
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 849
my biggest two bucks have lost theirs this week. the hunt is on!

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7753892 02/23/20 01:21 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 10,973
S
Simple Searcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 10,973
We generally don't see any drop till mid-end of March. Hext


[Linked Image]

"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7754280 02/23/20 06:03 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 849
Slick Head Online Happy
Tracker
Online Happy
Tracker
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 849
first set found this year [Linked Image]

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7754284 02/23/20 06:08 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 29,078
S
SapperTitan Offline
Taking Requests
Offline
Taking Requests
S
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 29,078
Found a fresh one today in Lampasas but the vast majority won't drop till around easter.


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

[Linked Image]
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7754923 02/24/20 02:27 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,000
P
PMK Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,000
saw a young 6 point with one side missing yesterday, Freestone county. Also saw an 8, 3 and spike still sporting antlers.


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: SapperTitan] #7755126 02/24/20 04:55 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 14,331
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 14,331
Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Found a fresh one today in Lampasas but the vast majority won't drop till around easter.


up

I saw a bachelor group in April in Mills county one year, they were all still sporting their racks. Forkhorns up to a couple of nice 8s. But I've also found sheds in early March.


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #7755382 02/24/20 08:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 47
B
BrangusVA Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
B
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 47
Feb. 14-20th Stephens Co.

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7756678 02/26/20 02:58 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,882
H
huntwest Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
H
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,882
We found several in mid January. I think those were deer that were hurt during the rut or sickly. It happens every year.
The. We start finding them again in March

Re: When Do Buck Start Dropping........ [Re: Tbar] #7757084 02/26/20 06:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,364
N
ndhunter Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
N
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,364
Reminds me that I need to go check on my protein feeder

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3