Haus' Shed Thread

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Haus' Shed Thread

Unread postby Haus86 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:22 pm

My wife and I usually find between 20-30 sheds a year, so I thought I'd start a thread documenting our many hours wandering the woods.

The shed season started off well when my wife and I matched up a big 9 point set. It only took us 15 minutes to break the ice for the year.

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On January 19th we took a quick walk through an area where we always find a couple of good sides early. We had some luck on our side and spotted one at a fence crossing.

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#4 came when I decided to head out solo following a good amount of snowfall. After looking all day through cedar thickets, I finally spotted a small 4 point side off of a 2 year old buck. Right after I found the shed, a blizzard started rolling in. I just about died on my drive back home. I had to stick my head out the window to make sure I was still on the road for most of the way home, but you definitely can't find any sheds on the couch.

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We have been getting a lot of snow, but it hasn't kept us out of the woods. We tried to get lucky last weekend, but ended up empty handed. There is at least a foot of snow in most spots, but if you get lucky you can still spot some sheds sticking out of the snow.

Today, we ended up with a couple of antlers. We headed out to check some fields where there was less snow because they were wind swept. While driving, we spotted some heavy deer sign in and around some fields just off the road. We decided to check it out and see where the deer were coming from. On the side of the road there was a small cemetery where the deer would stop and browse on the cedars. To our surprise there was a shed lying right by the gate to the cemetery, just 15 yards off the road. First road shed of the year!

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Then we finished off the day with this Michigan Monarch ;) lying under a cedar tree.
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It looks like it will be slow going for quite awhile, but we are going to keep putting on the miles


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Unread postby lynchpin » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:46 pm

I have been combing the woods and I ..... Well this video sums it up!

http://youtu.be/XMfasIbOn1g

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Unread postby Stanley » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:31 am

Good stuff. I think this will be a good year in the spring, grass should be good and matted down for finding sheds with all the snow we have had.
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Unread postby Haus86 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:54 am

We finally had a good melt around here. The bucks where I spend most of my time were shed out pretty earlier, which meant a lot of buried sheds. My wife and I got out yesterday for a few hours after helping the landowners dress some chickens.
I am busy with work and have limited time, but I'm going to try and make the most of it. I have some friends coming down from Michigan next week for our annual shed hunt, which should be a lot of fun.

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Here is a trail cam pic of him. I'm excited to see what he turns into next year.

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Unread postby Stanley » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:59 am

Good stuff thanks for sharing.
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Unread postby lynchpin » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:12 am

Nice looking bone!

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Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:04 am

That last sheds a real good one, good luck putting it together for next season.
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Unread postby Haus86 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:20 pm

I just found a tick on my dog already. :roll:
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Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:22 pm

Haus86 wrote:I just found a tick on my dog already. :roll:


So much for the polar vortex kill.

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Unread postby str8shooter » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:31 pm

Nice finds, thanks for sharing :clap:
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Unread postby Spysar » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:55 am

I'm jealous. I saw a dog in one of the pics. Is he along for the walk, or is he trained to find antlers? I'm getting a lab soon, and when I do, I want to see if I can get him/her finding sheds.
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Unread postby Haus86 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:37 am

Spysar wrote:I'm jealous. I saw a dog in one of the pics. Is he along for the walk, or is he trained to find antlers? I'm getting a lab soon, and when I do, I want to see if I can get him/her finding sheds.


She is a lab and she's a little over a year old. I have worked with her quite a bit to find sheds. She works hard, but so far I have spotted them all first and she finds them after. That's okay though, because I like to find them. :lol:
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Unread postby Haus86 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:30 pm

My wife and I where going to wait to head into one of out better spots, but we decided we better shed hunt it before someone beats us to it.

Can you find it?

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You have to love finding them like this!

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Look close!

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It's no wonder the little ones go unfound. Sometimes you have to step over them before you can see they are there.

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Unread postby 365buckin » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:09 am

I cant find it
Be in the woods as often as you can....and as long as you can!
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Unread postby Dhurtubise » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:03 am

3 points in the bottom right quadrant.

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