Mathews Inc.
2019 Sheds
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 17-Feb-19
MQQSE 17-Feb-19
BullBuster 17-Feb-19
BullBuster 17-Feb-19
Catscratch 17-Feb-19
Shedfreak 17-Feb-19
JTV 17-Feb-19
MQQSE 17-Feb-19
CJE 17-Feb-19
Lee 17-Feb-19
Inshart 17-Feb-19
ohiohunter 18-Feb-19
Brotsky 18-Feb-19
ROUGHCOUNTRY 18-Feb-19
SD BuckBuster 18-Feb-19
tobywon 18-Feb-19
t-roy 18-Feb-19
CJE 18-Feb-19
fastfoodplots 18-Feb-19
Zbone 18-Feb-19
MQQSE 19-Feb-19
MQQSE 19-Feb-19
MQQSE 19-Feb-19
Chemop 19-Feb-19
EmbryOklahoma 19-Feb-19
SB 19-Feb-19
SaddleReaper 20-Feb-19
Alexis Desjardins 20-Feb-19
MQQSE 20-Feb-19
SD BuckBuster 21-Feb-19
TrapperKayak 21-Feb-19
The Kid 21-Feb-19
SD BuckBuster 25-Feb-19
Bou'bound 25-Feb-19
Tdvorak 25-Feb-19
The Kid 26-Feb-19
SD BuckBuster 26-Feb-19
Bowfinatic 26-Feb-19
Boone 26-Feb-19
Boone 26-Feb-19
Boone 26-Feb-19
EmbryOklahoma 26-Feb-19
APauls 26-Feb-19
The Kid 26-Feb-19
Daniel G. Banting 26-Feb-19
Jasper 27-Feb-19
MQQSE 27-Feb-19
t-roy 16-Mar-19
t-roy 16-Mar-19
Alexis Desjardins 16-Mar-19
Hawkeye 16-Mar-19
SBH 16-Mar-19
MQQSE 16-Mar-19
Pat Lefemine 17-Mar-19
Shug 17-Mar-19
Shug 17-Mar-19
Jeff Holchin 17-Mar-19
Shug 17-Mar-19
Whocares 17-Mar-19
Whocares 17-Mar-19
t-roy 17-Mar-19
Whocares 17-Mar-19
Shug 17-Mar-19
Shug 17-Mar-19
t-roy 17-Mar-19
sagittarius 18-Mar-19
sagittarius 18-Mar-19
HuntinHabit 18-Mar-19
Lee 18-Mar-19
Boone 18-Mar-19
ROUGHCOUNTRY 20-Mar-19
ROUGHCOUNTRY 20-Mar-19
Hawkeye 20-Mar-19
From: Zbone
17-Feb-19

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Thought there was already a shed thread but couldn't locate it so thought I start a new one being that time of year...

This one was found on a job site by a coworker friend Friday the 15th as we were lacing fiber optic cable out in a open field next to a shopping mall readying to hand pull the cable... I was probably within 40 or 50 yards of it and in the short grass/weeds but didn't notice or see it but I wasn't looking or expecting to see a shed in the middle of a city in a busy commercial area... After, I looked around and there ain't much places for this buck to live or hid, there is very little cover... Will be a dandy this year, kinda would like to see him with his rack and wonder if the other side matches...

From: MQQSE
17-Feb-19

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First one of the season. Wasn’t looking but rather out pulling some cameras.
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First one of the season. Wasn’t looking but rather out pulling some cameras.

From: BullBuster
17-Feb-19
As of 3 weeks ago

From: BullBuster
17-Feb-19

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Idaho
BullBuster's embedded Photo
Idaho
As of 3 weeks ago

From: Catscratch
17-Feb-19
Nice. All that I've had on trailcam are still holding.

From: Shedfreak
17-Feb-19

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Been too much snow here to find many, but they are starting to show here and there. Good luck to all you shed hunters out there
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Been too much snow here to find many, but they are starting to show here and there. Good luck to all you shed hunters out there
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Shedfreak's embedded Photo

From: JTV
17-Feb-19
Been out once and nuthin, hope to get out again tomorrow, if dont get much of a snow down tonight ....predicted 1-3 inches .... lightly snowing now ... hard to see em in the snow, I want brown ground

From: MQQSE
17-Feb-19
Checked 6 cameras today. Lots of antlers still riding around he farm on their heads.

From: CJE
17-Feb-19

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From: Lee
17-Feb-19

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Probably on the ground a couple weeks at most.
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Probably on the ground a couple weeks at most.
My boy and I hit it this weekend - the squirrels did a number on this set!

Hell of an 8 CJE!

Lee

From: Inshart
17-Feb-19
Still snow up over the bellies of the deer strolling around here in MN. Gonna be a few weeks .... even with the best weather conditions.

From: ohiohunter
18-Feb-19
Looks like its time to do some squirrel huntin

From: Brotsky
18-Feb-19
I'd love to get my pup out to look but no way am I putting any pressure on our herd right now. Snow is balls deep on the bucks and you all know about the cold. Might have to look in late March but not even considering it until then. Hopefully a lot of folks follow suit in areas where winter is getting long.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
18-Feb-19

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I was finding them in late January but we just keep getting snow and cold in Montana...….they're buried right now but it was starting off great.

18-Feb-19
Awesome! Keep the pics comin!

And yes, there should be a shed hunting thread for darn sure!

From: tobywon
18-Feb-19
Man, I've never found a matching pair together like some of you do. Seems one falls off and the deer keeps walking with half rack for a day. Even in beds, usually just one if I'm lucky. Some great finds so far.

From: t-roy
18-Feb-19

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First one. Looking forward to seeing what he looks like....

In about 4 years:-(

From: CJE
18-Feb-19

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Found this guy this morning along with another small one.

18-Feb-19

fastfoodplots's DeerBuilder embedded Photo
fastfoodplots's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

From: Zbone
18-Feb-19
Went back this afternoon on my own time trying to locate the other side of the shed posted up top, no luck... Checked out the area a little and amazes me a buck that big can live in a metropolis around that many people with so little cover...

From: MQQSE
19-Feb-19

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Couldn’t believe what I saw
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Couldn’t believe what I saw

From: MQQSE
19-Feb-19

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Loved pulling these out of the crusted snow.
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Loved pulling these out of the crusted snow.

From: MQQSE
19-Feb-19

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It’s like bringing twins home from the hospital!
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It’s like bringing twins home from the hospital!

From: Chemop
19-Feb-19

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This was my first walk of the year almost seven mile trip
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This was my first walk of the year almost seven mile trip

19-Feb-19
Nice finds MQQSE!

From: SB
19-Feb-19
The only pair I found BEFORE all this snow were still attached to the deer! A shotgun season victim by the looks of the holes. And it wasn't a legal deer here either with our antler point restrictions!

From: SaddleReaper
20-Feb-19

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Last weekend. Up to 7 so far in NY

20-Feb-19
Nice find Adam, same with the rest of u guys.

From: MQQSE
20-Feb-19
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then Alexis!

Good luck this year with those beautiful bears up there in Manitoba!

21-Feb-19
Bumping this thread up to the top....

From: TrapperKayak
21-Feb-19
Zip zero nadda so far, but only been out once at night. Nice NY finds...

From: The Kid
21-Feb-19

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Decent set. Most are still holding in our area.

25-Feb-19
WOW that is a great looking set!! Any pictures with a beer can next to them for reference?

From: Bou'bound
25-Feb-19
Sweet find.

From: Tdvorak
25-Feb-19
Those are all awesome.

From: The Kid
26-Feb-19
Sorry SD I don't have a beer can pic to relate to mass. I am not a P&Y scorer by any means, but the right side scored 69 7/8ths and the left was right at 68. I am really excited to see what he will look like next year!

26-Feb-19
WOW he's going to be a STUD next year! Congrats on the great find.

26-Feb-19

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From idaho

From: Boone
26-Feb-19

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I am up to 23 as of last night. 4 sets

From: Boone
26-Feb-19

From: Boone
26-Feb-19

26-Feb-19
Nice finds, Chris!

Boone at it as usual! You are now known as the "shed man". :)

From: APauls
26-Feb-19

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Tough finding em in this stuff. I spent a few hours dragging a few hundred pounds of sunflower screenings back into the bush to try and help out the 5-10 does I’ve been feeding through the winter. Temp this morning was -30 without wind and snow is knee to above knee deep out there in the bush.

From: The Kid
26-Feb-19
Nice finds Boone!

Thanks Rick! Missed seeing you and Lana at the Convention.

26-Feb-19

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This is the only one I have seen.

From: Jasper
27-Feb-19

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Found my first “hanger” yesterday

From: MQQSE
27-Feb-19

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Found one from last year about an hour ago.

From: t-roy
16-Mar-19

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Found a nice matching set today.

From: t-roy
16-Mar-19

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As I found them.

16-Mar-19
Thanks Adam, too much snow here to look for horns good find everyone.

From: Hawkeye
16-Mar-19
Awesome Troy!

From: SBH
16-Mar-19
Too much snow in MT still but we are finally getting some melt off. Elk should be going good in a couple weeks. Seen a few shed bulls but I aint going up after them yet.

From: MQQSE
16-Mar-19

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My son and friends had a good day on our IA and MO farms.
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My son and friends had a good day on our IA and MO farms.

From: Pat Lefemine
17-Mar-19
Damn

From: Shug
17-Mar-19

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Found 9 so far this year.... The last two...

From: Shug
17-Mar-19

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Another walk turned up this pile

17-Mar-19
Takes a good eye to find spike sheds, Shug!

From: Shug
17-Mar-19
Yes Jeff... but I always wonder how many 60” antlers I missed

From: Whocares
17-Mar-19

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Top this. My daughter and I spent 3hrs in a secret spot a year ago and this was it! And it was on the way back to my truck.

From: Whocares
17-Mar-19

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And one I found last year. Amazing when u think about it.

From: t-roy
17-Mar-19

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How’s this Whocares. I found this one out in SW Nebraska while I was trying to belly crawl up on an antelope several years ago. I found it about 5 minutes after I just about put my hand on a tiny (6” long) prairie rattler on the same sneak. He only had one button on his rattle.

Charlie will probably be along soon and submit pics of the matching buttons he found and outdo all of us ;-)

From: Whocares
17-Mar-19
t-roy, if i'd have put my hand on a baby rattler the stalk would've been over. The momma had to be around somewhere!

From: Shug
17-Mar-19

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Who cares and T Roy... 10 years ago in west Texas looping around in rocky terrain on some Javalina glance down to watch my footing and something catches my eye. I pick it up and it’s a small piece of busted tine.

It must have been there for a wile as it was chalky and cracked...

From: Shug
17-Mar-19
Who cares and T Roy... 10 years ago in west Texas looping around in rocky terrain on some Javalina glance down to watch my footing and something catches my eye. I pick it up and it’s a small piece of busted tine.

It must have been there for a wile as it was chalky and cracked...

From: t-roy
17-Mar-19
Shug....I think that tiny shed that I found had been there for several years as well. It was in similar condition as your tine.

From: sagittarius
18-Mar-19

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sagittarius's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

Happy St. Patricks Day!

From: sagittarius
18-Mar-19

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sagittarius's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

From: HuntinHabit
18-Mar-19
Nebraska flooding just ruined any opportunity for shed hunting this year. Maybe the morel season will be good?

From: Lee
18-Mar-19

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My boy yesterday - he spotted it just before I did - man was he proud! Great bucks, fellas!

Lee

From: Boone
18-Mar-19

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Nice sheds everyone. I am at 41 and counting.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
20-Mar-19
It's all relative...…...in the extreme south and areas back east, finding a handful is success. In the Midwest, 30-50 antlers with a few big ones is stellar. Here in the west, we measure in the hundreds between deer, elk and moose sheds. My buddy in eastern Montana found over 400 mule deer sheds last spring and is over 60 this spring and just starting now because of heavy snows.

In the Midwest, I like winter browse like locust groves with bean pods and sunny openings for deer to lounge. Winter grass varieties that are sprouting in woodlots and fence rows. Also, certain types of vines? that grow in the woods attract deer as well. Obvious crops like unplowed soybeans and winter wheat are near the best and think NIGHT. Where are the animals moving around at night when they're active. These can often be low spots (moisture is collecting) and waterways in large ag fields.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
20-Mar-19

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The right antler on this one was 102 inches...…..I spotted that side driving down a black top road going 55 mph laying out in corn stubble. The other side was 85 inches and was on a travel route going back to the timbered ridge behind the ag field.....picked the following day. circa 1995

The big ones are sore thumbs and easy to spot if they're around:)

From: Hawkeye
20-Mar-19

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My youngest son's first shed today. Priceless:)

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