HuntStand Hunting App
Alternative shed hunting technique
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
t-roy 08-Feb-20
grizzley21 08-Feb-20
Overland 08-Feb-20
t-roy 08-Feb-20
drycreek 08-Feb-20
t-roy 08-Feb-20
KsRancher 08-Feb-20
Pat Lefemine 08-Feb-20
t-roy 08-Feb-20
LKH 08-Feb-20
JTreeman 08-Feb-20
TrapperKayak 09-Feb-20
elkstabber 10-Feb-20
elkstabber 10-Feb-20
midwest 10-Feb-20
goelk 10-Feb-20
t-roy 10-Feb-20
Grey Ghost 10-Feb-20
Paul@thefort 10-Feb-20
t-roy 10-Feb-20
EmbryOklahoma 10-Feb-20
Errorhead 10-Feb-20
Surfbow 10-Feb-20
Mark Watkins 11-Feb-20
wkochevar 11-Feb-20
LINK 11-Feb-20
Brotsky 11-Feb-20
APauls 11-Feb-20
t-roy 12-Feb-20
Matt 13-Feb-20
12yards 13-Feb-20
flip 22-Feb-20
t-roy 22-Feb-20
flip 23-Feb-20
Scooby-doo 23-Feb-20
TJF 24-Feb-20
From: t-roy
08-Feb-20

t-roy's embedded Photo
t-roy's embedded Photo
Some guys spend thousands of dollars for a shed hunting dog. Others set out antler traps, while others spends hours upon hours searching. This method is much less tiring, although very hard on them! :-(

This is the second time I’ve done this.

From: grizzley21
08-Feb-20
how long did it take to train your truck to find shed antlers??

From: Overland
08-Feb-20
So this finally settles the debate. Dodge IS better than Chevy and Ford...at least at finding shed antlers.

From: t-roy
08-Feb-20
Grizzly....this is his first season.

Not so fast, Overland. The first one I found this way, was with a Ford, plus it was a lot bigger shed as well.

From: drycreek
08-Feb-20
Found one with my Kubota a couple years ago, lucky for me it was in the lug and didn’t puncture the tire. Then I found another hung up in my disc about a week later. No, they didn’t match :-)

From: t-roy
08-Feb-20

t-roy's embedded Photo
t-roy's embedded Photo
With this somewhat unusual turned up main beam tip, I’m hoping a get a crack at this guy in 4-5 years. Maybe exact a little bit of payback.

From: KsRancher
08-Feb-20
I have put several into tractor tires working wheat stubble after harvest. Generally on the small fields bordering the creeks. It sucks

From: Pat Lefemine
08-Feb-20
Were you driving in Connecticut?

From: t-roy
08-Feb-20
Ouch! I’m pretty sure this was off one of my does, Pat ;-)

From: LKH
08-Feb-20
got one in a swather tire

From: JTreeman
08-Feb-20
So many deer on Troy’s place can’t even drive down the driveway without running over a couple antlers!

—jim

09-Feb-20
Hope that never happens to you again Troy.

From: TrapperKayak
09-Feb-20
Stepped on a 4pt WT. shed in MT. in a hayfield at night once. Luckily it didn't puncture my shoe sole and me require a tetanus shot. I was looking for sheds at night too. Heckuva way to find one.

From: elkstabber
10-Feb-20
I've found 2 this way with my tractor.

From: elkstabber
10-Feb-20
I've found 2 this way with my tractor.

From: midwest
10-Feb-20
You need to thin out those dink bucks. Give me a call! ;-)

From: goelk
10-Feb-20
How do we know it's a Dodge or Toyota. Lol

From: t-roy
10-Feb-20
Definitely a Dodge, goelk. You can see the cancerous rust bubbles forming on the edges of the wheel wells......unfortunately notorious on Dodges.

From: Grey Ghost
10-Feb-20
The Ram head cast into the center of the wheel is also a clue that it's a Dodge. ;-)

Matt

From: Paul@thefort
10-Feb-20
OUCH! and those are hard to patch. Goodby $200

From: t-roy
10-Feb-20
I got lucky, Paul. Got it patched today for $20. Hopefully, it holds ok. Not very miles on those tires!

10-Feb-20
Pshhh... little Iowa sheds. (Roll eyes)

From: Errorhead
10-Feb-20
That’s not what I meant when I said to “Dodge” it. You supposed to miss it not “Ram” it!

From: Surfbow
10-Feb-20
Les Schwab Tires has free patch service, I've used it several times lately...

From: Mark Watkins
11-Feb-20
Way to get off to a strong start Troy!!

Mark

From: wkochevar
11-Feb-20
The bane of farmers everywhere...

From: LINK
11-Feb-20
Yep I’ve stuck a few in tractor/ swather tires.

From: Brotsky
11-Feb-20
t-roy, when I said you should teach Hemi to find sheds I was talking about your dog, not your truck! :-)

From: APauls
11-Feb-20
You know it's a Dodge cause it's pulled over with a problem. Pretty impressive that beam doesn't crack.

From: t-roy
12-Feb-20
APauls...it’s good to see that high powered mineral that I’ve been putting out, is paying off.....I think.?

From: Matt
13-Feb-20
We are fortunate to have a few guys who frequent this site who give us cutting edge, even bleeding edge, strategies to improve our success.

From: 12yards
13-Feb-20
I think the odds are better to win the lottery jackpot than to do that in MN.

From: flip
22-Feb-20
Had a buddy who a few years back had an opportunity at a nice eight point with a very obvious antler configuration on one side.Long story short a badshot was made and the deer was lost.Next spring while doing feildwork as he pulled to the end of the feild, here was that odd side shed stuck between the duals of the tractor,neither harming the shed or the tires.Now what are those odds?

From: t-roy
22-Feb-20
I’d say 50-50 at best, flip ;-)

Do you think that buck survived the errant shot, made it through the winter and shed his antlers normally, or do you think that buck dropped the antler early due to the stress from the wound?

From: flip
23-Feb-20
well never know

From: Scooby-doo
23-Feb-20
I found another method, I am doing some nuisanse deer control, so shooting some does. I shot one last week and when I went over to drag her to the tractor there was a 3 pt shed laying underneath her. She was in a rye field and the farmer said there has been as many as 80 deer in the field at night. Shawn

From: TJF
24-Feb-20

TJF's embedded Photo
TJF's embedded Photo
I had a similar hunt to Scooby-doo. Morning hunt before work with hopes of filling a doe tag. Doe/fawns would come out of a corn field in the morning and cross some CRP back to their bedding area. Hid in a cattail slough that they walked by. A coyote kept running the edge of the corn so the doe/fawns wouldn't come out. I finally was able to mouth/hand squeak loud enough to get the coyote's attention. He got close enough and I shot him. 15 - 20 minutes later a doe came out of the corn and walked by. 6 yard shot. Watched her drop about 60 yards away. Found the shed laying a few yards from her. Was only 10 minutes late for work !!!

Much more fun then sticking one in your tire which I have been really close to doing.

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