Sitka Mountain Gear
Sheds
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
hitmanonmac 27-Feb-18
ohiohunter 27-Feb-18
EmbryOklahoma 27-Feb-18
gobble50 27-Feb-18
LKH 27-Feb-18
Buyse 27-Feb-18
AhuntCDA, ID 27-Feb-18
AlexW. 27-Feb-18
Brotsky 27-Feb-18
EmbryOklahoma 27-Feb-18
Grunter 28-Feb-18
dmann 28-Feb-18
SJJ 28-Feb-18
South Farm 28-Feb-18
jingalls 28-Feb-18
jingalls 28-Feb-18
jingalls 28-Feb-18
jingalls 28-Feb-18
bumpinblaze4x4 28-Feb-18
TrapperKayak 28-Feb-18
jingalls 28-Feb-18
TrapperKayak 28-Feb-18
hitmanatgym 01-Mar-18
hitmanatgym 01-Mar-18
grubby 01-Mar-18
jingalls 01-Mar-18
Hawkeye 01-Mar-18
Bowfinatic 02-Mar-18
Bowfinatic 02-Mar-18
bumpinblaze4x4 05-Mar-18
Thornton 05-Mar-18
Thornton 05-Mar-18
TrapperKayak 06-Mar-18
From: hitmanonmac
27-Feb-18
Thinking of going out shed hunting next week and wondering if any of you are finding some. I will be out in south east MN. Good luck

From: ohiohunter
27-Feb-18
Lots of big horns already being picked up, but a lot of guys striking out too. Pretty much the norm for this time of year. If you know where some good bucks are you prob should've been after them last week or even earlier. Good luck!

27-Feb-18
Crazy difference in regions about how much they get chewed up by rodents. I hear from guys that hunt on Illinois that say if you don't get them in the first few days, they are chewed up pretty good. Down here in Oklahoma, I've found sets from the year prior without chew marks. Squirrels everywhere too.

Good luck, I'll be out with friends looking for them and killing some pigs in the process.

From: gobble50
27-Feb-18
In Iowa, had two bucks cross my pasture two days ago, a 10 & an 8..... still carrying.

From: LKH
27-Feb-18
Here in central MT it's been several weeks since I've seen an antlered buck. Have them within feet of my windows and can see the pedicle on the bucks so I guess most are bald.

From: Buyse
27-Feb-18
Same LKH. Snow so dang deep it's tough to walk. Plus some may be covered by the last bad storm. Luck!

From: AhuntCDA, ID
27-Feb-18

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Here is the only one I have found this year, oldie but a goodie.

From: AlexW.
27-Feb-18

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I have found 9 so far. 6 from this year and 3 from last year. All in Washington DC, 10 minutes from the capitol.

From: Brotsky
27-Feb-18
I think Nancy Pelosi dropped the one on the bottom right.

27-Feb-18
LMAO @ Brotsky! Ha ha ha ha!!

From: Grunter
28-Feb-18
Haha you found a banana! Lol. Some weird horns though

From: dmann
28-Feb-18
Been finding some around here

From: SJJ
28-Feb-18
No snow in my area of NY to concentrate them...spread all over...will be a tuff year

From: South Farm
28-Feb-18
According to my cameras they just started dropping here in my neck of Minnesota this week. Just sold a pile of old sheds so I need to get out and beat the trails looking for some new ones.

From: jingalls
28-Feb-18
Here's one I passed on two years ago...what was I thinking? He disappeared?

From: jingalls
28-Feb-18

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I'll try that again?

From: jingalls
28-Feb-18

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Another view.

From: jingalls
28-Feb-18

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On the hoof.

28-Feb-18
I picked up five last wednesday and 4/5 looked like mid march sheds; they were really chewed up and a bummer. I'd say if you're looking to start in the timber where the sheds would get chewed up faster.

From: TrapperKayak
28-Feb-18
jingalls, that shed is from a different year than the one in the pic. G2 is longer than g3 in the pic, and shorter on the shed. And the drop is longer on the shed one. I'd keep lookin' :^)

From: jingalls
28-Feb-18
Just the angle of the pic. Very deceiving. If I sent u all the pics it would make sense. But oh how I wish u we're right!

From: TrapperKayak
28-Feb-18
Makes sense. How about the match? Its a beauty. I haven't been out yet, too much going on. Chomping at the bit though, but still maybe a bit early.

From: hitmanatgym
01-Mar-18
Jingalls , That drop is cool. I found a dead head a few years back that had a drop. One of my favorite skulls/sheds in my collection. Good luck chasing him.

From: hitmanatgym
01-Mar-18

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Here is a photo of that buck I found a few years back.

From: grubby
01-Mar-18
The snow is still waist deep here.

From: jingalls
01-Mar-18
All the better for ice fishing grubby!!!

From: Hawkeye
01-Mar-18

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From: Bowfinatic
02-Mar-18

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Yesterday and today NW Illinois. Guessing half still holding by us

From: Bowfinatic
02-Mar-18

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Bummer on this one
Bowfinatic's embedded Photo
Bummer on this one

05-Mar-18

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Found eleven this weekend in north central Illinois, based on trailcam surveillance i'd say 80-90% of bucks have dropped. My wife and daughter went out yesterday and found five; man has she grown since last year! My back is hurting today!

From: Thornton
05-Mar-18

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I found this shed today and it is several years old. I missed this buck the year after when he was 170"

From: Thornton
05-Mar-18

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Found this one today as well. He was close to 150" this year.

From: TrapperKayak
06-Mar-18

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Nice finds - wish I could go look, but won't be doing any of that for awhile. 8 in more coming tonight and tomorrow. DRAG. 24" here - Trapper's head is at my waist, I'm 6'.

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