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Anyone shed hunting yet?
Connecticut
Contributors to this thread:
Brian M. 30-Jan-24
Toonces 31-Jan-24
steve 31-Jan-24
Brian M. 31-Jan-24
CTBobcat 31-Jan-24
steve 31-Jan-24
Ace 31-Jan-24
Hangnhunt 31-Jan-24
Rackem 31-Jan-24
Brian M. 31-Jan-24
nehunter 01-Feb-24
air leak 01-Feb-24
SILVERADO 02-Feb-24
longbeard 02-Feb-24
longbeard 02-Feb-24
Mike in CT 04-Feb-24
Mike in CT 04-Feb-24
Mike in CT 04-Feb-24
Mtman 04-Feb-24
nehunter 04-Feb-24
CTBobcat 05-Feb-24
Blood 05-Feb-24
Brian M. 05-Feb-24
steve 05-Feb-24
Big Dog 12-Feb-24
Brian M. 05-Mar-24
Brian M. 05-Mar-24
From: Brian M.
30-Jan-24
Haven't been out yet myself, but will be soon I hope. Itching to get Remi out. She's our chocolate Lab. Her favorite throw toy is an antler, we play a couple times a day. She's found a few wild ones on her own, hopefully can get her on some this year.

So, what are you finding? Or will you wait a little longer?

From: Toonces
31-Jan-24
I was thinking about taking a walk this weekend. Is it too early?

From: steve
31-Jan-24
had at least 6 bucks this morning still with head gear.

From: Brian M.
31-Jan-24
Good info Steve. I'd hate to look in a good spot and chase any bucks still holding off the property. I'll be specifically looking for the antlers of two great bucks I saw on one of my properties, the Big Guy (no relation to Biden) and his buddy.

From: CTBobcat
31-Jan-24
I'm fairly new to CT, but no shed bucks on cam here. SE-NY cams still holding. I've never had a shed buck on cam in January. always feb or march, CT probably the same?

From: steve
31-Jan-24
It depends some have already shed but alot still are holding . last year my number 1 dropped jan 15

From: Ace
31-Jan-24
Earliest fresh shed I have found was Jan 2nd or 3rd. Many still have antlers in northern zone 11 but there should be a few on the ground. It’s Great to backtrack in the snow to see where they are bedding and feeding. I’ll start taking the dog out more in early to mid Feb and hope to find a few.

From: Hangnhunt
31-Jan-24
I usually do poke around most weekends mainly scouting / shed hunting never really found to many sheds before feb but that could just be a me thing. I usually do like to see what I missed from the previous year with rut sign and other stuff and it realy is so surprising what I missed throughout the year. Really shows me that in season scouting on larger tracts of public land is just so important. A lot of times these deer were right under my nose and I didn’t even notice it. All part of the game though.

From: Rackem
31-Jan-24
I will check my cameras this weekend and see what's going on.

From: Brian M.
31-Jan-24
SHEDS should be popping in pretty soon, he usually puts on a lot of miles and finds quite a few.

Anyone have favorite spots to search? I.e. bedding, travel, feed areas? Or just randomly grid the area.

From: nehunter
01-Feb-24

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My #1 dropped in December. So it depends on the Buck.

From: air leak
01-Feb-24
I haven't been out looking yet.

From: SILVERADO
02-Feb-24
definitely too early in my areas. mostly all my bucks especially my big ones are all still holding. end of the month ill start heading out.

From: longbeard
02-Feb-24
Definitely depends on the buck. I just noticed in the last two nights two of my bucks are half racks. All the rest are still carrying

From: longbeard
02-Feb-24
Definitely depends on the buck. I just noticed in the last two nights two of my bucks are half racks. All the rest are still carrying

From: Mike in CT
04-Feb-24

From: Mike in CT
04-Feb-24

Mike in CT's embedded Photo
Mike in CT's embedded Photo
Unexpected find while scouting new private land spot.

From: Mike in CT
04-Feb-24

From: Mtman
04-Feb-24
1 more week for me before I start looking

From: nehunter
04-Feb-24
Mike, he needs another year or 2.

From: CTBobcat
05-Feb-24
Got out for 45min today. Found beds, poop, hair, scrapes, but no sheds (as expected).

From: Blood
05-Feb-24
I pulled a camera that I hadn’t checked since early October today. It had some big ones on it. I’ll make a few loops up in the thick stuff this weekend and see if I can find one, just one darn shed.

I have terrible luck finding sheds. Awful I might add. I rarely if ever find a shed.

From: Brian M.
05-Feb-24
Blood, same here. I stumble on one once in a while, but they are usually a year old, white and chewed on. I can't find fresh ones. The dog has found a few, old and new.

From: steve
05-Feb-24
I would find them when I used to rabbit hunt . I haven't found one in years. might check the fields when I pick up my cameras.

From: Big Dog
12-Feb-24
ne......funny

From: Brian M.
05-Mar-24

Brian M. 's embedded Photo
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Finally got out for a little over an hour yesterday with Remi. We didn't find any. The only thing she found was a pile of possum poo to roll in. $%&@ dog!!

From: Brian M.
05-Mar-24
And until just now, I didn't even see the rub on the tree.

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