2018 Shed Thread

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by forager, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. keeruss8

    keeruss8 Fawn

    Jun 19, 2016
    Checked cams yesterday, not one buck has dropped a side yet at my place.
  2. forager

    forager 8 pointer

    Mar 5, 2017
    planet earth
    I have never found sheds in the exact same place.

    Find out where the deer go. You can do this year round. Learn their trails and beds, where they move over fences, logs and streams. Any obstacle can cause a loose shed to fall off the skull.

    Having a dog that likes to track and find sheds is the most helpful. Reward them for their effort every time.

    Good luck.
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  3. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 6 pointer

    Jan 1, 2018
    Cynthiana, Ky
    Checked cams today saw five or six different bucks all packing both sides still. Had one wide bruiser make an appearance glad to see he made it through the season

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  4. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    Walked the woods for a bit this afternoon (2/11). Found 9 sheds. 2 from last yr, 7 new ones. No matches today.
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  5. forager

    forager 8 pointer

    Mar 5, 2017
    planet earth
    Yeah, it's been a year of mostly sides for us as well. We are up to 9 now, all range of sizes, all different terrains and locations. Keep them coming!
  6. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    I found the first one this yr on the Sunday before bow season closed. Went back the next Sunday and found the match. Haven't been back until today and found those I posted about earlier. Cams still showing several packing. I'll be back looking every week.
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  7. shedfinder

    shedfinder 6 pointer

    Feb 12, 2013
    Louisville, KY
    I usually look in the same general locations every year and have consistently found them in those general areas. Look, bottom line is that the bucks loose their headgear wherever they spend time...so search where you know you usually see them. Bedding areas, water source, where they are feeding and every path they take to get back and forth to these areas. Here is something else I've found over the years...major weather changes can sometimes affect when they drop. We all know that they will typically drop between the beginning of February and the end of March here in KY. Last week we were in the 50s then it rained for a couple days then the temps dropped to 18 degrees...The 3 days following that, I found 3 or 4 each day on each of the farms I searched. But more than anything, you just have to spend the time out there when they are dropping covering as much area as possible. All 3 sets I found were in bedding areas, 4 of the singles were found at corners of corn fields, 2 along the edge of a creek and the rest were along travel routes.
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  8. forager

    forager 8 pointer

    Mar 5, 2017
    planet earth
    Wise words.
  9. captain71

    captain71 10 pointer

    Nov 3, 2011
    Western Ky
    Walked 3.5 hours Sunday morning on a new location. I found two old one's and one new. I also found this old water well. tmp_17759-20180212_173654_HDR1766769916.jpg tmp_17759-20180211_111306_HDR1104063676.jpg tmp_17759-20180211_111333_HDR1407873186.jpg
  10. Chilly

    Chilly 10 pointer

    Found these in the knobs last night while squirrel hunting. One still had blood on the base and the other is last years but surprisingly in really good shape.
  11. forager

    forager 8 pointer

    Mar 5, 2017
    planet earth
    From the last few days. Let's see what happens with this rain and warmer temps in the next few days.

  12. HuntsItAll

    HuntsItAll 6 pointer

    Jan 23, 2009
    A hunters paradise
    A4049E41-394F-4C69-B372-64999495393E.jpeg 8B06EFD9-BDDD-40B6-988A-53B28FC4ADE3.jpeg E29AB674-D490-4342-B36F-27B8566C75D0.jpeg Found my first shed of the year today!!! Found it in a bush hogged strip through a grown up field. I spotted it about 75yrds away and sent my lab, Lilly to retrieve it for me! My daughter’s new GSP pup, Maci was practicing her antler fetching also!!

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  13. bumhunter

    bumhunter Spike

    Sep 28, 2016
    Carter county, ky
    Found one in my side yard a few minutes ago
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  14. Chilly

    Chilly 10 pointer

    My oldest boy picked up another yesterday afternoon. It was a shed from last year though.
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