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    Shed hunters

    Yesterday I was driving out north of town headed to a section of State Park land to hunt for sheds. A doe busted out of the roadside woods at a dead run, and right behind her was a true shooter. Maybe a Booner. I got stopped in time to watch him run her across a large open field. When they hit the far wood line his rack was still intact. Before I pulled away FOUR more deer ran across the road after that poor doe. They were either four more scrub bucks or three scrub bucks and a lesbian doe. But the point is, I may be rushing my shed hunting this year.

    What are you guys seeing in your areas? I should add, I'm in NE Missouri.

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    southern Indiana I have found zero yet, saw a shooter holding his rack 2 days ago
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    Found one small one here in Texas, all the bucks I've seen in the past week still have their antlers. Right now I have an 8pt 150 yards in front of my house, still has his.

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    There have been a couple killed late season in Alabama that were missing head gear...I haven't checked my Tennessee cameras... I'm getting ready to put my traps out this year...
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    The latest I've seen one carrying was in April (8th)

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    seen 3 bucks yesterday , and they all still had there head gear

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    9 sheds so far, 6 fresh 3 old. Saw a bachelor last weekend, 4 were carrying 1 was half racked. Gonna pull cameras tomorrow to see what they show.

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    Last week I saw a couple bucks out in a corn stubble and one was missing a side.
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    Saw a buck across from the house last week that still carried his horns.

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    Hope to find his after I missed him in muzzleloader season.
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    Good googly what buck!! Hope he'll stay around for you next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longtail1 View Post
    Hope to find his after I missed him in muzzleloader season.
    Dandy...any guess on his age?

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    Ours seem to drop late. Too many does leads to late antler shed.
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    In northern Kentucky. Saw a fork in the back yard the other day with one gone. I've got a Lab that would be a great shed dog, but I can't keep him interested. Bad trainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysuzytoo View Post
    In northern Kentucky. Saw a fork in the back yard the other day with one gone. I've got a Lab that would be a great shed dog, but I can't keep him interested. Bad trainer.
    I too have a lab. His sole purpose is to hunt antlers, the first toy he ever had was a lil shed. It takes a lot of work to get them into it. At night in the dark we played fetch with antlers, that got him hunting them. It is a great joy to watch him hunt them.

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    Id say 5 1/2 and Roddy is right they won’t drop till all the does are bred unless they have a injury. March is a good time, but the latest I’ve saw was April 19. Opening day of turkey several years ago.