What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your area?

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What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your area?

Unread postby Stanley » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:44 am

Just wondering what time frames you feel the bulk of the bucks drop antlers. We know at some point all bucks will have dropped. Should be interesting.


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Re: What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your are

Unread postby Zap » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:43 am

I would say by late March.
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Unread postby dreaming bucks » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:23 pm

This is a tough one for me to answer because it seems like its getting earlier every year here in SW Wisconsin, atleast for my immediate area anyway. I've heard several guys found sheds already, but would suspect the majority to drop @ end of Jan....

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Unread postby Autumn Ninja » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:44 pm

For many years the majority dropped around the first two weeks of Feb.

But this part has me puzzeled...for the past five years or so its changed. Now the majority drops around the last week of Feb. first week of Mar. :confusion-scratchheadblue:
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Re: What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your are

Unread postby JRM6868 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:46 pm

Autumn Ninja wrote:For many years the majority dropped around the first two weeks of Feb.

But this part has me puzzeled...for the past five years or so its changed. Now the majority drops around the last week of Feb. first week of Mar. :confusion-scratchheadblue:

Same for my area.

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Unread postby PLB » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:21 pm

If they are stressed enough in the northwoods, late dec. this year probably late january!

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Re: What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your are

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:27 pm

Public Land Beast wrote:If they are stressed enough in the northwoods, late dec. this year probably late january!

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I had this one shed Dec. 2nd, Oneida County, WI.

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Re: What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your are

Unread postby gjs4 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:31 pm

I start shed hunting after Valentines day.

Thsi year I have seen multiple bucks that have dropped already and it is th elightest winter I can remember in my 34 yrs
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Re: What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your are

Unread postby PLB » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:35 pm

There are exceptions. I was just giving an average for my area over the last 25 seasons I've hunted there.

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Re: What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your are

Unread postby Zap » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:38 pm

I started looking already.

Looked around the city golf course today, no sheds.

But I found fifty golf balls... :lol:

And some nice rubs.
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Re: What dates do the majority of the bucks drop in your are

Unread postby moondoondude » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:32 pm

Zap wrote:I started looking already.

Looked around the city golf course today, no sheds.

But I found fifty golf balls... :lol:

And some nice rubs.


Haha nice. I have looked twice in the past week. Both briefly - only about 45 minutes or an hour each time. The first time I found a single fresh antler and the second trip I found two antlers which were both dropped last year.

Typically, most bucks in my area drop between valentine's day and st. patty's day (Feb 14-Mar 17). That would be the period when I think the most drop. However, I have found that deer that hang out together sometimes shed together. Last year I went to check on some deer on Feb 9 and they were hanging out in the only yard around, I assume eating the cut grass. There were 7 antlers laying there - 3 matched sets and one single. All of these deer dropped in the week leading up to Feb 9.

I have seen some shed bucks recently. What's interesting is one of the bucks I mentioned above, which shed probably between Feb 3-Feb 8 last year, has shed antlers this past week. He is a big, healthy buck. He is at least 4.5, I think probably 5.5


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