Mathews Inc.
2019 Shed Thread
Kansas
Contributors to this thread:
ksq232 17-Feb-19
ksq232 17-Feb-19
Thornton 18-Feb-19
Slate 18-Feb-19
ksq232 18-Feb-19
KSNimrod 18-Feb-19
sitO 18-Feb-19
ksq232 18-Feb-19
ksq232 18-Feb-19
crestedbutte 18-Feb-19
sitO 18-Feb-19
ksq232 18-Feb-19
CJE 18-Feb-19
Thornton 19-Feb-19
One Arrow 19-Feb-19
Catscratch 19-Feb-19
leftee 19-Feb-19
leftee 19-Feb-19
leftee 20-Feb-19
Catscratch 20-Feb-19
ksq232 20-Feb-19
Catscratch 20-Feb-19
Slate 21-Feb-19
Matte 21-Feb-19
Tejas 21-Feb-19
leftee 21-Feb-19
The Kid 21-Feb-19
sitO 21-Feb-19
The Kid 21-Feb-19
Matte 21-Feb-19
ksq232 22-Feb-19
leftee 22-Feb-19
leftee 24-Feb-19
Matte 01-Mar-19
Bodyman 02-Mar-19
kscowboy 02-Mar-19
Matte 02-Mar-19
Antlerhunter 02-Mar-19
keepemsharp 02-Mar-19
ksq232 02-Mar-19
leftee 04-Mar-19
elkmo 05-Mar-19
Thornton 06-Mar-19
One Arrow 06-Mar-19
Thornton 11-Mar-19
leftee 11-Mar-19
ksq232 11-Mar-19
Brick 11-Mar-19
ksq232 11-Mar-19
KSNimrod 11-Mar-19
Catscratch 11-Mar-19
sitO 11-Mar-19
Catscratch 11-Mar-19
Slate 11-Mar-19
ksq232 11-Mar-19
sitO 11-Mar-19
Matte 12-Mar-19
Quinn @work 18-Mar-19
Quinn @work 23-Mar-19
Thornton 24-Mar-19
Catscratch 24-Mar-19
Catscratch 24-Mar-19
TwoDogs@work 25-Mar-19
Thornton 25-Mar-19
Catscratch 25-Mar-19
One Arrow 25-Mar-19
sitO 25-Mar-19
TwoDogs@work 26-Mar-19
One Arrow 26-Mar-19
Catscratch 01-Apr-19
sitO 01-Apr-19
ksq232 01-Apr-19
crestedbutte 02-Apr-19
Catscratch 02-Apr-19
t-roy 02-Apr-19
sitO 03-Apr-19
Catscratch 04-Apr-19
Slate 04-Apr-19
One Arrow 04-Apr-19
One Arrow 04-Apr-19
The Kid 04-Apr-19
crestedbutte 05-Apr-19
N2BUX 07-Apr-19
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Slate 07-Apr-19
crestedbutte 07-Apr-19
Zmax 07-Apr-19
sitO 07-Apr-19
Catscratch 07-Apr-19
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sitO 08-Apr-19
Thornton 12-Apr-19
Thornton 13-Apr-19
sitO 13-Apr-19
doubledrop 13-Apr-19
Slate 13-Apr-19
doubledrop 13-Apr-19
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ksq232 13-Apr-19
doubledrop 13-Apr-19
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ksq232 13-Apr-19
crestedbutte 13-Apr-19
doubledrop 14-Apr-19
sitO 14-Apr-19
Catscratch 14-Apr-19
doubledrop 16-Apr-19
Catscratch 16-Apr-19
Slate 17-Apr-19
Kansan 17-Apr-19
Thornton 20-Apr-19
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lord o'horns 21-Apr-19
t-roy 21-Apr-19
Thornton 21-Apr-19
Slate 22-Apr-19
From: ksq232
17-Feb-19

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The Mrs got a shot at this buck last October and hit him high. We looked without success for two days, and a couple weeks later he showed back up on camera. She saw him one more time in November, but it got dark before he could get in range. Now she’s even more sick, I don’t think she realized quite how big he is, it’s the biggest shed I’ve found in a long time measuring at just over 70”. We have a long history with the buck and he’s at least 8 years old, hopefully he won’t go downhill too much next year. His best year headgear wise was 2016.

From: ksq232
17-Feb-19
I give up trying to get the pics right, I edit them before I choose them and they still don’t show up right. Sorry...

From: Thornton
18-Feb-19
He might grow weird now that he was shot.

From: Slate
18-Feb-19
Nice one. So much fun finding sheds. Glad he made it.

From: ksq232
18-Feb-19
Thanks Slate. Anybody else out looking yet?

From: KSNimrod
18-Feb-19
When my schedule has allowed the weather hasn't and vice-versa. Great find!

From: sitO
18-Feb-19

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I found a "drip" tine last weekend...Mike, his boys, and I, are headed out now to look for a bit.

From: ksq232
18-Feb-19
Good luck Kyle! Dawna and the girls are taking advantage of a day off to go out today for a while.

From: ksq232
18-Feb-19
The girls had a pretty productive morning, I’ll post up some pics when I have a better signal.

From: crestedbutte
18-Feb-19
Not too early?

From: sitO
18-Feb-19

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I walked parts of three farms and discovered that I'm still not good at finding sheds. Did find a heck of a rub though!

Was mainly looking for a specific set Jason, from a buck I know has already dropped.

From: ksq232
18-Feb-19

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From: CJE
18-Feb-19

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From: Thornton
19-Feb-19
I've seen them drop as early as late December but I find most in March

From: One Arrow
19-Feb-19
One of the largest bucks I ever had on my farm shed in late December.

Several mature bucks are still carrying both sides. From the data I’ve collected, most of the mature bucks (not all) will have shed in the next 5 days to 7 days.

If a guy can have the patience to wait until the first weekend in March, you can have a lot of fun in one day. I usually cannot wait that long.

From: Catscratch
19-Feb-19
Some good finds guys! I checked trailcams over the weekend... Nothing had shed yet, every pic of bucks I had were still carrying both sides.

From: leftee
19-Feb-19
Ditto.

From: leftee
19-Feb-19

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Young ones down there still sparring as well. :-)

From: leftee
20-Feb-19

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WTH? Looks like shed hunting may be on hold awhile in the SE. What a winter!Guess we don't have a monopoly on snow.

From: Catscratch
20-Feb-19
I watched 6 bucks in the food plots last night. Only 1 had dropped an antler, the rest still had both sides. I bet it's a different story in two weeks.

From: ksq232
20-Feb-19
The Mrs and I will be heading out tomorrow, since both of us have a day off together. The leaves should be good and wet and it's supposed to be cloudy; can't wait!! We've been holding off on going to our farm.

From: Catscratch
20-Feb-19
Something I've done for a long time and maybe something you guys might want to try... Take a shed antler with you, toss it ahead without looking at where it lands, then look for it. It does two things for me; helps train my eye to see the shapes and colors of a shed, and it slows me down. I've found a lot of sheds while looking for the one I threw that I'm pretty certain I would have walked by otherwise. (I've been surprised sometimes at how hard it is to find the one I threw!)

Damp/cloudy days are the best!

From: Slate
21-Feb-19
Some nice ones. I’m jealous I can’t wait to get out there but not till early April. I hope nobody snatches mine up.

From: Matte
21-Feb-19
Already had people on me. Jokes on them we shot all the good deer.

From: Tejas
21-Feb-19
People trespass to just look for sheds??

From: leftee
21-Feb-19
Oh yea,for sure.Trying to get a guy now.Got good pics of his yellow lab,poor ones of him.Neighbor on it for me as I type.

From: The Kid
21-Feb-19

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Found a decent set when Dad and I pulled cameras on Sunday. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good!

From: sitO
21-Feb-19
Decent? C'mon now Chris, I'm going to need a better look at those tomorrow!

From: The Kid
21-Feb-19
I will bring them in. I plan on being getting there around 1:00.

From: Matte
21-Feb-19
Going to be a tough weekend for me. Corporate groups Friday, groups all day Saturday and Maize High Baseball fund raiser steak feed. Hoping to find time to slip away.

From: ksq232
22-Feb-19

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Being lucky rather than good is my entire deer hunting life in a nutshell, Kid! Nice find!! Dawna and I had another productive day yesterday. The bigger shed is one I was really after, since a buddy found the match a week ago on a property bordering ours. It was the main buck I was after on our place this year.

From: leftee
22-Feb-19

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Dandy shed! Just got a pic from my place down there with a little guy still having a full set.

From: leftee
24-Feb-19

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Few still holding.

From: Matte
01-Mar-19

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Rooster found a chew toy at work today.

From: Bodyman
02-Mar-19
Roosters a good lookin pup

From: kscowboy
02-Mar-19
Horrible dog name if you plan to hunt pheasants in a group...we experienced the Rooster/rooster confusion near Goodland this year. There were some good laughs over the longnecks after the ringnecks.

From: Matte
02-Mar-19
The laughs are what we are going for.

02-Mar-19
Caught 2 guys from Oklahoma today on my lease. And shed hunting a closed wildlife refuge. What guys will do for an antler always amazes me.

From: keepemsharp
02-Mar-19
Many shed hunters believe "I am not armed so I am not trespassing".

From: ksq232
02-Mar-19
Put another 7 miles in today and got skunked. After a good start, I’ve hit the wall. :)

From: leftee
04-Mar-19

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Few still hanging on.

From: elkmo
05-Mar-19
See why your not finding more.... https://www.instagram.com/p/BeobWNsFk5e/?taken-by=shaflawn

From: Thornton
06-Mar-19

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From: One Arrow
06-Mar-19

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Matched set... Squirrel food

From: Thornton
11-Mar-19

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Found an old one and a new one today on the Cimarron.

From: leftee
11-Mar-19
2 pics yesterday of Neosho county bucks still wearing.

From: ksq232
11-Mar-19
Seems every buck on our farm has shed now. Got some pics of a bacholer group of 6 bucks all head gearless.

From: Brick
11-Mar-19

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An acquaintance took me shed hunting for the first time yesterday. We took several hours to cover several miles of a public wildlife area. Unfortunately, this is about all we found. The good news is, I have a pretty good idea of where not to hunt next fall.

From: ksq232
11-Mar-19
“Slobs” on Kansas public land has nothing to do with big bucks.

From: KSNimrod
11-Mar-19

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Finally got to get out on Saturday. Put on a lot of miles (according to my aching knees...) and came up with 10 small/medium sheds. Then on the walk back about 100 yards from the truck I found one with some size that is several years old. My brother and I have walked or driven by this spot dozens of times and never spotted it. Oops...

From: Catscratch
11-Mar-19
^^^ I looked for a match to a shed I had found near the house last year for several weeks. I finally found it on the first mow of the year... it was in the yard and I had walked past it several times while heading out to look for it!

From: sitO
11-Mar-19

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Thanks for cleaning all that crap up Ryan, F those littering dolts!

I had one of my better days today, five total and one skeleton. Three on the same winter wheat field, one at a fence crossing, and one next to a log/bed on a river bank.

From: Catscratch
11-Mar-19

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Nice finds! I went out Saturday and found a couple. Always a thrill to see antler in the leaves.

From: Slate
11-Mar-19
Nice one Kyle. Did you happen to see him while hunting this past season?

From: ksq232
11-Mar-19
Some nice sheds fellas!

From: sitO
11-Mar-19
I never saw this buck, but Mike may have...no pics that I can find of him either.

Drbonner, send me a PM(address) and I'll get you those "rattlers" I promised ;?)

From: Matte
12-Mar-19
Nice ones. I hope to get out some tomorrow.

From: Quinn @work
18-Mar-19

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Great day. Made the long drive but was able to find a few sheds. Found this one about 1/2 mile SW of Thornton's farm. Assuming a 18" spread this one would score 150" as an 8. Huge bases and tine length. Good luck to all of you still looking.

From: Quinn @work
23-Mar-19
Typo. 140”

From: Thornton
24-Mar-19
It's not 140". Maybe that one I found above is the matching side? Probably even the same place? Lol. We'll have to sit down down and talk deer management sometime. There's a reason that property has had 3 owners in 6 years and nobody has killed a really big one.

From: Catscratch
24-Mar-19

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Found a few more yesterday afternoon. The last one I found of the day is the buck pictured before he broke off his inside kickers. Was real happy that he made it through season and might get to grow another yr or two.

From: Catscratch
24-Mar-19

From: TwoDogs@work
25-Mar-19
I found a drop a week ago that did not have all the velvet shed. It probably was from an older buck as it had some nontypical points. Has anyone ever seen this and if so what may caused the lack of complete shedding of the velvet.

From: Thornton
25-Mar-19
Twodogs- Usually the buck has no testicles and never participated in the rut. They are often referred to as "stags". I've only seen one myself and a friend shot one that was a huge nontypical in velvet during rifle season.

From: Catscratch
25-Mar-19
I thought that castrated deer did not shed their antlers, they stay in velvet all year long due to lack of hormone (testosterone) changes?

From: One Arrow
25-Mar-19
How much velvet left are we talking?

I have seen bucks with abnormal points keep some of their velvet simply because it dried on and it was in a location on the antler that was not easily rubbed off.

I read an interesting article not long ago about the older a buck is, the less he breeds and the less aggressive he is, less scraping, less rubbing. I had already known that, but what surprised me was that those habits started showing up at age 5 in some bucks... figured it would be 7+.

From: sitO
25-Mar-19
My 2017 buck has a 6-7" flyer coming off his left G2 and it was still in hardened velvet when I killed him...I left it on the mount. I think, like Ray, that the abnormal points don't always get rubbed off. A "Cactus" buck, which will stay in full velvet, never sheds it or drops it antlers.

So was the velvet on the abnormal part of the drop Lee?

From: TwoDogs@work
26-Mar-19
I would say probably almost half of the drop was still had velvet. The non typical points had no velvet. it was on the typical part of the rack. It appeared to be on the outside of the rack where it could not be rubbed.

From: One Arrow
26-Mar-19

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Here is one I had mounted that still had velvet on when I shot him in 2011... I had the taxidermist leave it on.

Back of his antlers have a lot of velvet still on as well. He has 15 scoreable points (a few over 3”) on his bases and it made it impossible for him to rub it off.

From: Catscratch
01-Apr-19

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Found one yesterday that is from a deer I shot 3yrs ago. Shed had to be laying there for 4yrs!

From: sitO
01-Apr-19
That's pretty cool!

From: ksq232
01-Apr-19
Sorry scratch, not the same deer, way too different.... :)

Nice find!!

From: crestedbutte
02-Apr-19
No denying that one is from the same deer. What is really amazing is it looks like rodents haven’t chewed on it at all. Great find!

From: Catscratch
02-Apr-19
Not a single tooth mark on it! It wasn't near any trees so that probably kept the squirrels at bay, but rats are everywhere. I was surprised that it wasn't more sun cracked also. If I hadn't known the history of this deer I would have guessed the shed to be 1yr old at most.

From: t-roy
02-Apr-19
Cool find, catscratch!

From: sitO
03-Apr-19

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Buddy found this one after they burned, old but pretty unique

From: Catscratch
04-Apr-19
Now that's an antler! I love the mass and kickers.

From: Slate
04-Apr-19
Dam. Nice one Kyle and that is great story Jason. Will be out in about a week. Hope I have some good ones to show you guys. If not I hope to have some good pictures on the cameras of some that survived after the season.

From: One Arrow
04-Apr-19
It’s amazing how some cane be out there for years, not be touched and others out for just a few days and be completely destroyed.

Awesome to have that history... I was fortunate to find 6 sheds of one buck I killed.

That’s an awesome antler Kyle. Hopefully he’s still out there.

From: One Arrow
04-Apr-19
It’s amazing how some cane be out there for years, not be touched and others out for just a few days and be completely destroyed.

Awesome to have that history... I was fortunate to find 6 sheds of one buck I killed.

That’s an awesome antler Kyle. Hopefully he’s still out there.

From: The Kid
04-Apr-19

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Great find Kyle!!

Found this older buck dead last weekend. Not sure how he died either.......

From: crestedbutte
05-Apr-19
Chris...WOW he has been pretty well picked clean!

From: N2BUX
07-Apr-19

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Found this scene today while looking for turkeys

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07-Apr-19
Advice on rotating pics?

From: Slate
07-Apr-19
That sucks

From: crestedbutte
07-Apr-19
NZBUX.....I have noticed if I take a picture in portrait/vertical orientation (like yours is) it never loads on here in portrait/vertical orientation...even when I try to rotate it correctly in the edit mode. However, if I have rotated it to the correct portrait/vertical orientation in the edit mode it will look correct on other tablet devices like an IPAD or Kindle...but not on an IPhone.

I have found that pics on here load correctly if they are in landscape/horizontal orientation when taken.

From: Zmax
07-Apr-19
There is a tool in the post to turn the pic

From: sitO
07-Apr-19
But, that tool is only available on a PC or Laptop...can't rotate on your phone.

Sad deal, that was a good buck!

From: Catscratch
07-Apr-19
Bummer. I've seen a couple of does hung up on fences but I don't think I've ever seen a buck.

From: Zmax
07-Apr-19

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07-Apr-19

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Should be able to select "desktop version"

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07-Apr-19

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Then when you press "edit" , you will see the "image tools" button.

Im using an Andriod, Samsung Note 9, , not sure how iphone works, but should be possible

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07-Apr-19

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Pressing the "image tools button, toward the bottom, you will see the rotation buttons

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08-Apr-19

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Im in the "mobile version"now still shows the image tool..?.. anyway, yes, pics can be rotated with a phone. Edit, i just refreshed the page, image tool is gone..lol

From: crestedbutte
08-Apr-19
Brian...on my I-Phone your vertical pic is still sideways.

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08-Apr-19

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Interesting..i have flipped them with my phone before..

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08-Apr-19

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I reposted the pic.. now lets me flip it.

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08-Apr-19
My desktop version shows it flipped If i go back to mobile version, it flips back..lol Might have to go fire up the desk top.. see what happens.

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08-Apr-19
My desktop version shows it flipped If i go back to mobile version, it flips back..lol Might have to go fire up the desk top.. see what happens.

From: sitO
08-Apr-19
It's a cool shed nonetheless

From: Thornton
12-Apr-19

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13-Apr-19

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Perfect match

From: sitO
13-Apr-19
Cool!

From: doubledrop
13-Apr-19

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Here is Gordo at 3 1/2 in the 2017 season.
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2017 Left shed. Didn't find it until this year shed season.
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2017 Left shed. Didn't find it until this year shed season.
I've been holding off from sharing this story, but this is a true gut wrenching reality of what can, and often does, happen when you take the gamble of letting deer get to full maturity. This is a buck my boy Lane nicknamed "Gordo" back in 2018 when he was 3 1/2. He's a big Royals fan and it seems all of the bucks on the farm have some sort of connection with that. We have a heavy racked buck we call "Moose" and lost another unreal 3 yr. old to neighboring rifle that he called "Royal". He said since this buck had the matching splits adding up to 4, it would be fitting to name him after one of his favorites, #4 Alex Gordon.

We have a bunch of history with this buck and he was very regular and comfortable on our small farm. Lane passed him on one of our larger clover plots last October and I was proud of him, but also worried that he was only doing so to please me. I was very shocked that Lane decided to pass him as a 150 inch or so three year old.

The 2018 season began with high hopes as Gordo put on some serious growth. I still don't know why I allowed him to pass this year and I told him prior to season that I was ready to work at getting him a shot at him, but if that was unsuccessful, I was willing to let him go one more year. With the jump he made from 3 to 4, I was confident he would really be something if he could just have the chance. I was ok with passing, but hoped to work hard at getting an opportunity for Lane. With him teetering around with the idea and finally settling on letting him go, we hoped to run into a buck we knew was mature that also lived on the farm. That encounter never happened for Lane, even though I had that target buck in easy bow range without him in the stand with me. It was a tough decision and one I know Lane learned is a gamble.

Pressure is relatively high in the area and I knew the risk was high that he could get shot. I still don't exactly know what happened but after being highly visible through all of October, he disappeared in early November. As regular as he was, I was thinking he was already dead. We lose some to a nearby highway each year and I assumed that could have been what happened. Fast-forward to the week after rifle, and boom, there he is. I was pumped! The only problem was that I saw the picture of him and did not look close enough to see his severely swollen rear right foot.

I don't know for certain if it was hoof rot or if he was hit by a car, but he looked very thin and I just prayed he could somehow make it through winter. I was even more bummed when I checked another trail camera that showed him walking away and it was evident that the coyotes had already caught up with him and skinned his rear left leg up pretty bad. I would later find that the bedding area showed signs of that struggle.

In mid February I got a call from my cousin letting me know that my uncle had found him with the swollen foot and already shed. It was a sickening moment and really still is, but its the price you pay at times and part of what makes the reward that much sweeter.

I am saddened that he didn't live to full maturity, but many don't and this year was a very tough lesson on what can happen with a brutal cold rifle season and the need to feed. I try not to be too harsh on corn as it is legal, but the unbelievable drawing power in late season was evident this past rifle season. Lane now second guesses like I do, but I keep letting him know that they won't have a chance if we don't give them one and it takes a lot of luck to get one through, but the management and projects continue, even though this one really stings. Hopefully something great fills his shoes. Been a rough shed season for me, but at least I got a piece of history with a great buck that could have been.

From: Slate
13-Apr-19
Nice set Jason

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13-Apr-19

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Here is what he put on from 3 to 4. Photos from this past summer

From: doubledrop
13-Apr-19

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Here is what he looked like after he went MIA for a month. The week after rifle. I heard a neighbor missed him 4 times from long distance. I initially thought maybe a bullet hit him, but wouldn't think he would have lost the muscle mass and body weight in such a short time.

From: ksq232
13-Apr-19
Great looking buck doubledrop, we have a similar property set up as you with similar pressure. It’s amazing that any of those bucks make it to maturity actually. We have a few around that have passed the tests of time. But the biggest racked ones seem to pass in and out of our lives way too quick. Sooner or later we hear of them being shot, some as far as a couple miles away.

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13-Apr-19

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And a couple weeks later I get a few close up, going away photos. Look close at the skinned hind leg. Where I found the single side, there was hair scattered everywhere. I assume he had multiple struggles with coyotes in his final days.

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13-Apr-19

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Finally, here is one of the sides. I have looked everywhere for the other, as I hoped to put it on a plaque for Lane. You sure wouldn't think it would be far, but you never know with coyotes and squirrels.

I hate to sound like a downer, but it's easy to get attached to these amazing animals that we chase. I am just glad we provided a place for an animal such as this and earlier I was ready to give up on the management and all of the work that goes into it. Now I realize that it has fueled my fire and I know it can be done. Just have to work harder. It's going to be a long off season.

From: ksq232
13-Apr-19
Still a treasure to find a shed like that!

From: crestedbutte
13-Apr-19

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Take solace in knowing those couple of years that you guys passed on him he was passing along his genes. Hope you start seein some younger bucks coming up through the ranks that resemble him and it turns your frown into a smile!

Pic attached is the lower front foot of my 2016 buck who I noticed was walking with a pretty severe limp. It wasn’t until I recovered him that I found out why. He too had Foot Rot!

From: doubledrop
14-Apr-19
Thanks Jason. I wondered if it could have solely been the hoof rot. The buck Lane shot on the same farm back in 2016 had it as well, but it wasn't all that evident in November, but it was definitely that. Does anyone know how this gets out of a herd, or is it weather condition related?

From: sitO
14-Apr-19
Heckuva shed Dylan, don't give up on him just yet!

From: Catscratch
14-Apr-19
Do you have feeders out or water holes? It's known to be contagious in damp conditions where deer congregate. Great deer by the way, and pretty cool.to have a history with him.

From: doubledrop
16-Apr-19
Jason, I do not use feeders, but neighboring properties do. You really made me think though as my mineral sites I refresh every late winter/spring and they always hold water and are deep troughs. I sure hope that isn't part of the cause.

From: Catscratch
16-Apr-19
You might do some research, sometimes our actions have unknown or un-thought of consequences. Mineral can be put on a stand, trough, or slab of rock to keep their feet dry if it's a worry.

From: Slate
17-Apr-19

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Well no sheds. It’s real green already and I half hardily looked. Have some pictures of a few that made it. Their sheds should be out there somewhere. Always cool to see who made it through.

From: Kansan
17-Apr-19
Nice pictures Todd!

From: Thornton
20-Apr-19

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20-Apr-19

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20-Apr-19

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From: lord o'horns
21-Apr-19
Good one thorton... like those guards

From: t-roy
21-Apr-19
Nice find, Thornton. What’s the story with the water? Is that a pond, or a river/creek? Normal water level, or is it higher than usual.

From: Thornton
21-Apr-19
Cimarron River on the Oklahoma border. It's flowing good but about the same as it's been for the last year.

From: Slate
22-Apr-19
Thanks Kyler and nice one Jason

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