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Old 01-26-2019, 06:25 PM
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Default Finding sheds in January and now Iím a believer gaha

Congrats to those finding sheds already! I donít usually go looking for shed antler for a couple more months. But today as I was diving I spotted from the highway what looked to be a fresh one about 100 yards from the road. Backed up, pulled out the binos, and I see not one but two antlers! Iím thinking they have to be a set, only 20í apart! My best whitetail set to date by far! Well, I guess itís time to start burnin boot leather and Christmas calories.




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Old 01-26-2019, 06:32 PM
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Wow thatís a great buck .. beauty find from the highway to.. weiiioo looks like they have been laying there for a little while to .. nice work
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:57 AM
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As it lay.

The set reunited.
that is just awesome. I love heavy dark antlers like that.
I sold a matching set similar to that years ago. they went just over 200 non typ and in perfect shape too. wish I would have kept them now.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:30 AM
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I saw this on Facebook yesterday. Picked up in Alberta! Crazy mass, Iíve never seen a 3 points shed like this before.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:01 AM
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That is nuts!
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:24 AM
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I saw this on Facebook yesterday. Picked up in Alberta! Crazy mass, Iíve never seen a 3 points shed like this before.


Incredible ol brute right there! Congrats!! Any trail cam photos of him?
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:34 PM
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Found this one mid February near Edmonton. Sorry about the sideways pics
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:35 AM
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This weather has sure put a damper on my shed hunting season... with all this cold weather I wonder if the elk are going to deop a bit earlier this year ..any body seeing any shed elk yet ??
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:00 AM
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This weather has sure put a damper on my shed hunting season... with all this cold weather I wonder if the elk are going to deop a bit earlier this year ..any body seeing any shed elk yet ??
I have been watching a group of 13 bulls, all still packing. East central.
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:39 PM
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This weather has sure put a damper on my shed hunting season... with all this cold weather I wonder if the elk are going to deop a bit earlier this year ..any body seeing any shed elk yet ??
Elk shed mostly around mid april. Elk are the last to shed of the ungulates. Anything that is found before that is considered early. They begin growth again almost immediately.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:45 PM
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Elk shed mostly around mid april. Elk are the last to shed of the ungulates. Anything that is found before that is considered early. They begin growth again almost immediately.
Big bulls shed March 12.
Clockwork prit neer.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:35 PM
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Made it out yesterday and today. Picked up one yesterday at a regular spot. Today I went for a drive on the way home from fishing and found a decent field. Spotted one from the road with the binos so went and knocked on the door. To the lady that answered and said yes go ahead, if youíre reading this thanks again lol. Anyway ended up with nine in a couple hours. I took ATLís of all of them but figured Iíd just post them all together.


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Old 02-23-2019, 08:15 AM
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Went for a drive last evening. Saw over 100 white tails, and not one had antlers. Time to start putting some miles on my boots it seems.
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:28 PM
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Went for a drive last evening. Saw over 100 white tails, and not one had antlers. Time to start putting some miles on my boots it seems.

What area of alberta
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:06 PM
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Seen 10 or so bucks down south today, with antlers
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:37 PM
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I saw this on Facebook yesterday. Picked up in Alberta! Crazy mass, Iíve never seen a 3 points shed like this before.
that's amazing mass. the best part its still living, someone is gonna be a very lucky person whoever gets him!
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:37 PM
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What area of alberta
East central Alberta. Forestburg south.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:27 AM
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found 2 out sledding on Sunday. one real nice heavy one and a little guy. I sledded the same area last weekend and they weren't there so they have started for sure in my area!
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:29 PM
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Going to be a cold one again tomorrow but canít wait to get out and find the other side of this guy!!


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Old 03-02-2019, 09:41 AM
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that is just awesome. I love heavy dark antlers like that.
I sold a matching set similar to that years ago. they went just over 200 non typ and in perfect shape too. wish I would have kept them now.
Man those are some thick tines!
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:43 PM
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Couple more today.


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Old 03-02-2019, 11:22 PM
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Found a nice thick tall mule shed today in the Bashaw area. Still fresh blood on the button. His front forks were damaged in velvet but I sure hope to find the other side. I'll post some pics when I get a nice stack. Nice start for me, I don't have much daylight to look but if this one's the only one I find all year I'll be happy.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:01 PM
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Big muley in SE Calgary still walking around with his head gear on
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:03 PM
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I consider myself fortunate to live in the country and get to watch wildlife on a regular basis. This winter, there are 30 or so deer living in my woodlot. This includes 14 bucks...6 of these 3.5 years or older. These pics chronicle the shedding process of one of those mature bucks...a nice 8 point.

I watched him in the evening feeding with the other deer...
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The next morning while having a cup of coffee, I noticed he wasn't out as usual feeding with the other deer. When I looked through my binos, I could see tines sticking up.
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The deer that were out there were in no big hurry to get back to cover. They made me wait a while before they finally left and I could go take a closer look. What I found interesting is that probably a dozen or so of the deer stopped and spent varying amounts of time smelling/checking out that shed antler.
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Finally, when I knew they were far enough back into their bedding area, I went to get a closer look. This is the "how it lay" pic.
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And a couple of reference pics...the first 2 circumferences are just over 6" at their smallest point.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:16 PM
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Big muley in SE Calgary still walking around with his head gear on
Shepard?
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:24 PM
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Default "48 hours" continued...

He showed up in the afternoon still packing the one side.
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You could clearly see the bloody divot and some blood running down the side of his head in these first 2 pics.
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I wondered if he'd show up the next morning having lost the remaining antler but he was still carrying it. I saw him that evening too...still carrying. The next morning, he was out there again...still packing that one antler.

He showed up that 3rd afternoon having finally dropped the other side.
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So the whole process took more than 48 hours. Once the deer have dispersed and left the woodlot, I hope I'll be able to find the other side...but a deer can cover a lot of ground over 2 days!!!
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:52 PM
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Great post Northbuck.. Thank's for sharing that.

I'd bet it is laying back in the beds.. If they are at that spot every day, Id guess he didn't go far.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:27 AM
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Here is a nice matched set and another fresh single.


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Old 03-10-2019, 06:32 PM
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Iíve been keeping an eye out on the local population (hour north of Calgary), most seem to still sporting their head gear. Cold weather and now a few inches of new snow as well have kept me from really looking. Hopefully a fresh melt will coincide with sheds dropping...anyone else noticing gear hasnít really dropped yet? Or am I just not tuned in?


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Old 03-10-2019, 10:23 PM
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Found this beauty on Saturday, Now I need his other side
Snow is deep and tough walking

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