Anyone using shed hunting dogs in Shelby or Henry County ?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Bob Baldwin, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Bob Baldwin

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    Always trying to expand the outdoor activities with family and friends . Like to have a discussion on What breeds , Training , starting with a pup or looking for a finished dog ? We have been hunting the same Private land for 10 years now have stumbled across a few sheds but am sure we are missing many more .

    Also are there such things as Shed hunting clubs in Kentucky ?

    I know we are a few months away from the deer dropping their Antlers but any help , advice , or opinions would be greatly appreciated

    Any breeders trainers you can suggest or some to stay away from ?

    Thanks
     
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  2. PrideofMonterey Ky

    PrideofMonterey Ky Fawn

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    Interesting, i got on here to write a post asking if anyone would interested in starting a Club for Shed Hunting. I'd love to get a club around the area. Im in Owen County and have been training my lab since I got him. He will be a year old 12/20 and is doing amazing. Can't wait for the deer to drop.
     
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  3. Bob Baldwin

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    Not sure where in Owen county you are at
     
  4. Bob Baldwin

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    We are about 45 minutes from Lockport
     
  5. Bob Baldwin

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    Dang computer !!! Not what you meant by forming a club ? If I can figure out a way to send a PM I will or if you shoot me a PM I would like to have a phone chat with you . ?I have done a lot bird hunting behind dogs , chased several bears with Plotts and walkers and even chased deer in S.C. with hounds But the whole idea of shed hunting with dogs is new to me ./ I had also tried googling up Shed hunting clubs in Ky. but found nothing
    Thanks
    Bob Baldwin
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  6. DH13

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    Looks like he is from Monterey,, Bob. I have a cousin he uses Labs. I don't hunt sheds but find some from time to time when working on the farm. He brought his Dog over last year and worked the farm.Found 8 sheds in about 2 hours.
     
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  7. Bob Baldwin

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    DH 13 :
    Thanks for posting that
    Is he looking for new land to cover ?
    Does he use more than 1 lab at a time while shed hunting ?
    Is he in Shelby county ?
    I might want to get hooked up with him to ask additional questions if possible
    Might even consider paying him for the day and his trouble if he is interested ?
    Like to get a started dog at least /
    From what I was told the better finished dogs can get real PRICEY !
    Have also been told but don't know that sheds on the ground after 2 years loose their scent ?

    Thanks
    Bob Baldwin
    502-529-6932
     
  8. captain71

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    I use a mixed breed lab for shed hunting. Last year was my best on fiding sheds, I find them on creek crossings on fence lines. But this year I found most of them in greenest grass in the farm.
     
  9. PrideofMonterey Ky

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    I'd like to start a NASHDA club were we could have qualifying events local. There's clubs in all surrounding states.
     
  10. KY Swamp Beagler

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    There are some videos and books out there about shed hunting with dogs. I'd take a look at them, too.

    I'll just throw this out there...if I was getting a dog for shed hunting, said dog would also be trained to track deer. I'm a hound guy, but I'd get a dual purpose breed that would use its eyes not keep its nose to the ground all the time like a hound, track and wind deer, as well as, be able to bay up a wounded deer and keep it occupied long enough for me to kill it.

    I'd look into German Wire Haired Pointer (or something similar), Curs, Texas Blue Lacy's, Drahts, as well as, hound x cur crosses or hound x bird dog crosses. Those dogs will wind and track game.
     
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  11. 1wildcatfan

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    wonder if shed hunting dogs read "No Trespassing" signs better than coon dogs?
     
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  12. DH13

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    He lives in southern Indiana. I will ask him and see if he wants to come down. Then let you know.
     
  13. DH13

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    Yeah they do. You hunt sheds in the day time. So signs easy to see and read.
    At night Coon Dogs have a hard time seeing signs. So makes it harder for them to read.
     
  14. PrideofMonterey Ky

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    Mine does...stay around 50 yards from me at all times. But I feel
    Your pain on the coon dogs.
     
  15. PrideofMonterey Ky

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    http://www.sheddogtrainer.com/

    Has about all the info you need to get started. Also Jeremy Moores Dogbone products work great. I recommend Tom Dokkens shed dog training DVD and Jeremy Moores shed dog training dvd's well worth the money.
     

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