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2021 Shed Pole
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Contributors to this thread:
FFZYarcher 09-Jan-21
One Arrow 10-Jan-21
Thornton 12-Jan-21
Joe Holden 12-Jan-21
Kansan 12-Jan-21
sitO 13-Feb-21
be still 13-Feb-21
sitO 24-Feb-21
sitO 24-Feb-21
Chubbs34 24-Feb-21
sitO 24-Feb-21
One Arrow 24-Feb-21
sitO 24-Feb-21
sitO 24-Feb-21
be still 25-Feb-21
Habitat 25-Feb-21
Catscratch 25-Feb-21
The Kid 25-Feb-21
sitO 25-Feb-21
ksq232 25-Feb-21
Trebarker 26-Feb-21
Does 26-Feb-21
Slate 26-Feb-21
Slate 26-Feb-21
Cracken74 26-Feb-21
One Arrow 28-Feb-21
Thornton 28-Feb-21
Thornton 28-Feb-21
sitO 28-Feb-21
ksq232 28-Feb-21
KSNimrod 01-Mar-21
Habitat 01-Mar-21
Slate 01-Mar-21
Thornton 03-Mar-21
ks chas 04-Mar-21
TwoDogs@work 04-Mar-21
Does 05-Mar-21
Slate 05-Mar-21
One Arrow 06-Mar-21
Cracken74 06-Mar-21
sitO 06-Mar-21
Slate 07-Mar-21
be still 07-Mar-21
Cracken74 07-Mar-21
Cracken74 07-Mar-21
be still 07-Mar-21
Slate 08-Mar-21
Catscratch 09-Mar-21
Trebarker 20-Mar-21
sitO 20-Mar-21
Trebarker 20-Mar-21
One Arrow 21-Mar-21
Trebarker 21-Mar-21
Catscratch 22-Mar-21
writer 22-Mar-21
TwoDogs@work 22-Mar-21
writer 22-Mar-21
Trebarker 22-Mar-21
sitO 22-Mar-21
t-roy 22-Mar-21
Catscratch 23-Mar-21
One Arrow 23-Mar-21
Thornton 23-Mar-21
Habitat 23-Mar-21
writer 23-Mar-21
Thornton 23-Mar-21
Thornton 23-Mar-21
Thornton 27-Mar-21
Thornton 27-Mar-21
Habitat 29-Mar-21
Thornton 29-Mar-21
Catscratch 30-Mar-21
Trebarker 30-Mar-21
Thornton 30-Mar-21
sitO 02-Apr-21
crestedbutte 04-Apr-21
TwoDogs@work 05-Apr-21
sitO 05-Apr-21
Thornton 08-Apr-21
sitO 08-Apr-21
keepemsharp 08-Apr-21
Thornton 08-Apr-21
From: FFZYarcher
09-Jan-21

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Interested in seeing the great finds everyone has this late winter/spring.

Found my first of the year yesterday, in front of a trail cam I went to take down. Edge of a cut bean field. At least a few weeks old as it was sunken into the mud without blood on the pedicle.

From: One Arrow
10-Jan-21
Awesome... just an FYI, I’ve found them the day they were shed with no blood on the pedicle.

From: Thornton
12-Jan-21

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I found a nice matching set laying next to each other on the Cimarron River last week while coyote hunting my friend's ranch . Looked to be last year's shed. Area is grazed pretty hard and floods once in a while so no rodents to chew on them.

From: Joe Holden
12-Jan-21

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Was doing some wind bumps to a buddy on 1/3/21 and found this guy. Saw some blood in the snow, and started looking. Thankfully, not a snake. Otherwise it would've bit me

From: Kansan
12-Jan-21
We’ve been taking quite a few does during this antlerless season. With over 5,000 acres to manage, it’s hard to make much of an impact though.

From: sitO
13-Feb-21

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Little brisk out there this morning. Called a couple spots for predators, but they were smart enough to stay in bed.

Found these two within a few feet of each other.

From: be still
13-Feb-21
Wish I was there walking about...sure hope you find the headgear of the one that got within 10ft of you.

From: sitO
24-Feb-21

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24-Feb-21

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Hit a couple spots yesterday afternoon, hated to see this youngster had been taken out...had some potential.

From: Chubbs34
24-Feb-21
Sito, coyote kill you think? About that time of year, will be finding more and more. Still snow on the ground in Nebraska

From: sitO
24-Feb-21

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I think so, but hard to really know. He was spread out over about a 50yd area.

From: One Arrow
24-Feb-21

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The legend of Ol’ Forky.

I’m guessing he’s between 9-10 years old.

Saw him fighting off 2 younger bucks and holding a doe in January. I wouldn’t have thought he had any breeding left in him.

I only saw one small patch of snow left in the bottom of a valley. Wish there was a little cloud cover... my eyes play a lot of tricks on me when the suns bright, but it has been an enjoyable day so far.

No dillos yet today, but I’m bringing my .22 just in case. Hurt my shoulder again yesterday swinging at one.

From: sitO
24-Feb-21

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Checked three more spots this afternoon, found one I was after...see it?

From: sitO
24-Feb-21

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From: be still
25-Feb-21
Can’t wait to see what he grows into this year....that’s another fun part.

From: Habitat
25-Feb-21
I'm still showing less than 50% shed where last year I found my first on feb 8th

From: Catscratch
25-Feb-21

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Keep the pics coming. This is always one of my favorite threads!

From: The Kid
25-Feb-21
NICEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

From: sitO
25-Feb-21
The large shed was laying 50yds from where I had the encounter with that buck, and all three sheds I found on that property were within 40yds of each other...found no others after another 3-4mi(three properties). I'd say that around 60-70% have dropped both or at least one side on my spots, even higher percentage on the heavier/larger racks.

From: ksq232
25-Feb-21

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First ever behind our house

From: Trebarker
26-Feb-21

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Many still carrying and following does
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Many still carrying and following does
I went out to check my cameras and look for sheds yesterday. I didn't find any.

From: Does
26-Feb-21

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All off of our 320 Acres just north of Wichita so far this spring. A bunch of bigger ones are still holding their whole rack so far

From: Slate
26-Feb-21
Nice Eric. Good one James

From: Slate
26-Feb-21
Some dandy’s gentleman

From: Cracken74
26-Feb-21

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Decent day, 3 miles and 2 fresh ones, one last year's. Seen 2 still carrying both sides.

From: One Arrow
28-Feb-21

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3 antlers, 4 dillos, and a weird Owl Pellet my son found.

Looks like it ate a crawdad.

I also came upon two dead possums, bleeding out of their nose and another dead dillo(that I didn’t shoot). All were within a few yards of each other.

From: Thornton
28-Feb-21

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My friend near Walton found d this deer standing motionless in a ditch bleeding out his nose after the thaw. He didn't find any signs of trauma. It was still there several hours and multiple phone calls to the warden. And no answer. He finally got a deputy to respond who dispatched it with a 12 gauge slug.

28-Feb-21

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Ok, go ahead and laugh, but Buddy found this one yesterday. It’s always great when your dog finds one so I am not too embarrassed to post it.

From: Thornton
28-Feb-21
Good looking dog.

From: sitO
28-Feb-21
Some cool finds fellas! Wish I had a dog trained to seek'm out, tell Buddy good job for me!

From: ksq232
28-Feb-21

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Found a bonus horn on the way to a foodplot to frost seed some clover.

From: KSNimrod
01-Mar-21

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Didn't walk too long yesterday or at least not with much focus. Had 4 teenagers and a 10 week old puppy along but we managed to find a decent one. All in all a great day!

From: Habitat
01-Mar-21
I found dead coyote in woods this weekend also

From: Slate
01-Mar-21
Nice Tony

From: Thornton
03-Mar-21

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This evening in Butler County. Big fork horn still carrying both sides.

From: ks chas
04-Mar-21
Went out on an 80 of mine and did some looking . No sheds but I did find 3 dead bucks that from the looks of them I would guess died in Dec.

From: TwoDogs@work
04-Mar-21
Charlie: I found two dead bucks on a quarter my cousin owns right after firearms season. They were on opposite ends of the property and had apparently died during or right at the end of firearms season as they were not there before that season. I talked to the hunters that hunted the adjoining properties and they said they had not lost a wounded deer. I will never know what killed them but, am guessing they were shot from the road and did not drop on the spot so the wanna be hunters kept driving.

From: Does
05-Mar-21

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Best season yet. All off the same 320 acres. At least 2 were from last year. Cant wait for fall

From: Slate
05-Mar-21
Nice Eric

From: One Arrow
06-Mar-21

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Found this yesterday. Doe fawn. No signs of trauma... finding lots of dead stuff this year for some reason.

From: Cracken74
06-Mar-21

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Took the family out today!

From: sitO
06-Mar-21
Good stuff Thane..."this is the jackpot"!

From: Slate
07-Mar-21
Yeah great day Thane

From: be still
07-Mar-21
Yep nice finds Eric and Thane....Thane you have a good group of shed hunters there.

From: Cracken74
07-Mar-21
They love it, since 7 am this morning they have been hounding me about going out today!

From: Cracken74
07-Mar-21

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My kids have now declared that the first nice weekend in March is family shed hunt weekend. Found a few more today.

From: be still
07-Mar-21
Very nice...that one is heavy. I bet it has even more mass in person. The other on the opposite side is not too shabby either.

From: Slate
08-Mar-21
Your kids are lucky

From: Catscratch
09-Mar-21
Great finds guys!

Great job on getting kids out. That's a big deal!

Trailcams on Sunday night says most the bucks around my place are still holding both sides.

From: Trebarker
20-Mar-21

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Was shed in 2019 or earlier
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Was shed in 2019 or earlier
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Found the carcass of the road kill buck I posted about last fall. The coyotes had drug it back further in the timber
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Found the carcass of the road kill buck I posted about last fall. The coyotes had drug it back further in the timber
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Bald Eagles are nesting there this year
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Bald Eagles are nesting there this year
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Cow bones much easier to spot than shed antlers
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Cow bones much easier to spot than shed antlers
Went this afternoon to look for horns at a property I have access to. They burned it off two weeks ago, first time it has been burned intentionally for the 31 yrs I have hunted and fished there. Only found this one shed, one from a year ago, but found some other bone and enjoyed the nice weather.

From: sitO
20-Mar-21
That's a great nest pic Randy! Have one I've been watching for several years near Argonia.

From: Trebarker
20-Mar-21
We found another nest that had been started, was at eye level in a much smaller tree, it was half the size of the one in the picture.

From: One Arrow
21-Mar-21
We’ve got a large nest on our property. Looks like a Volkswagen stuck up there. Haven’t seen any using it, but it’s about 1/2 mile off the road. They are definitely in that section a lot though.

Talked to a game warden and he said they will make decoy nests every year.... Or maybe he said practice nests.

From: Trebarker
21-Mar-21
At first I thought the low nest was a pack rat nest, but it had bird crap all over the top of it in the obvious bowl pushed down in the center. The owner’s son saw the birds in the high nest two weeks ago when he was there. There are always ducks and geese on the detention lake, hope to get to see the eagles nesting and flying around there hunting while fishing there this summer.

From: Catscratch
22-Mar-21
I can't honestly say I've ever seen an eagle's nest that I know of. See lots of eagles during the winter though.

Saw my first Turkey Vultures of the year this past week.

Also had a couple of days of outstanding shed hunting. No big one's but found a lot (a lot for me).

From: writer
22-Mar-21
Those are practice nests, Ray. Sometimes they'll build it one year, then return the next to actively nest. You'd know it, Jason. Ray's "Volkswagen" is a pretty accurate description.

I tagged along with the feds when they were banding eagles near and around Fort Riley. The size of the nests was so impressive, as was the guy who climbed the tree, then climbed over the lip of the nest and sat in it with the young. (He was roped off, like rock climbers)

All I've seen have been extremely high in some of the biggest trees around. Last year one I'd been watching ended up falling when the top of the tree blew out in a storm.

From: TwoDogs@work
22-Mar-21
I know a rancher here in Chase County that records the date of the Vultures return and has been doing so for many years. I believe he said that the earliest date was 3/13 and the latest date was 3/21.

From: writer
22-Mar-21
Pretty cool, people are appreciating the turkey vulture migration.

Several small towns have water towers that become communal roosts in the spring. There may be 50 or more on one tower, plus surrounding trees.The one in Marion is in the high school parking lot.

Bet some kid would only park under that tower, once.

From: Trebarker
22-Mar-21
Haven't seen them yet over here Lee

From: sitO
22-Mar-21
Vultures all along 400 coming back from AR today. A heron "rookery" is really something to see as well...saw one along the way that was heating up.

From: t-roy
22-Mar-21
The turkey vultures return to Hinkley, Ohio on March 15th, every year.

Kinda the Midwest’s version of Capistrano.

From: Catscratch
23-Mar-21
We live on the edge of a bluff. The south wind sweeps up the hillside and creates an airflow that the vultures like to coast on. They glide right in front of our deck and are pretty darn neat to watch. The wife and I always notice when they leave and return.

I'm a date keeper. Keep track of the first morels we find every year, when the fruit trees bloom, when antlers drop, rut, when Hen of the Woods come up, etc. I've been surprised at how much happens at the same time each year regardless of weather conditions.

Doesn't mean much but here are a couple of videos of the same buck on the same trail 1yr and 1 day apart. Fairly certain I saw him the year before but didn't film him. Not a buck I see on a regular basis in this spot but he shows up every year during the rut. I've found some trends and patterns that can be useful.

There is a rookery on our place. Noisy at times. Hell of a good place to catch a catfish...

From: One Arrow
23-Mar-21
We own an abandoned rock quarry. This summer I went into the largest quarry pit and I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say there were between 100-200 cranes in the bottom of the dried out pit. I tried to video it with my phone, but half of them had already taken flight when I pulled in with the dozer.

Pretty crazy looking watching them all in there... not sure what the draw of that dried out pit was.

From: Thornton
23-Mar-21
Catscratch- I've had that happen. The same buck walked under me on the same day, exactly one year apart and I never saw him again before or after. My Facebook memory feed showed me it was the same day.

From: Habitat
23-Mar-21
Same time same place,One of the first to bring that out was Don Higgons with Real World.It may not be exactly the same day but I have seen it multiple times by usually putting cameras up at same places year after year.I have crane, eagle and vulture nest along the river

From: writer
23-Mar-21
Vultures turned up in Lawrence in waves yesterday...a precursor for the game.

From: Thornton
23-Mar-21

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I get the the urge to go somewhere often the same day every year without realizing it until my news feed shows my posts one year ago. I found this at the farm yesterday and when I got home, I saw that I had found an antler very near the same place a tear ago.

From: Thornton
23-Mar-21

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From: Thornton
27-Mar-21

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27-Mar-21

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This is it so far this season. No big ones yet.

From: Habitat
29-Mar-21
Are those shed horses hard to train?

From: Thornton
29-Mar-21
Extremely hard to train. This one was so difficult, I finally gave up.

From: Catscratch
30-Mar-21
Lol

From: Trebarker
30-Mar-21

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Still packing at the end of Feb
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Still packing at the end of Feb
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Horned on the 12th
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Horned on the 12th
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New growth beginning to show
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New growth beginning to show
Checked my cameras, looked for sheds again at the hunting spot on Sunday. Out of a few hundred pictures, the cameras showed two bucks that had shed, several of the younger bucks still packing their horns around, and still chasing the does around. This guy was a frequent visitor at all four cameras out.

From: Thornton
30-Mar-21
I found several fresh scrapes last week while looking for sheds.

From: sitO
02-Apr-21

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I pulled a bunch of cards yesterday, several 2-3yr old bucks still carrying but majority have dropped. Didn't have time to look much for sheds, but got a distant pic of the eagle nest SW of Argonia with mom or pop sitting above.

From: crestedbutte
04-Apr-21

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From yesterday while scouting a new property in Elk County.

From: TwoDogs@work
05-Apr-21

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Here is a matched set I picked up this year. I got them in a unique way. I was driving on a country road in late February and 5 or 6 deer decided they needed cross in front of me. Three or four does jumped the fence by getting right next to and jumping it. Two bucks tried to jump the fence from the middle of the road and did not clear it. One of the bucks lost a side when he became tangled in the fence. He then decided try a different tactic and crawl under the fence. His remaining side hooked the fence and came off.

From: sitO
05-Apr-21
That's pretty awesome Lee, bet you were in awe!

From: Thornton
08-Apr-21

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Found these plus 1 more in about an hour while stalking turkeys this morning.

From: sitO
08-Apr-21
Nice! You've found a bunch this year bud

From: keepemsharp
08-Apr-21
That's neat Lee, probably will have to drive lots of miles to see that again?

From: Thornton
08-Apr-21

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Found some more this evening

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