2020 shed hunting - live from the field.

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  1. greatwhitehunter3

    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

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    What part? I'm hoping to go to Iowa for the first time this spring.

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    I'm not much of a shed hunter especially now that there is about 16 inches of snow on the ground but my son and his gf like to hunt for them. Night before last I had a buck with one antler in my standing beans and then last night my biggest buck showed up with both antlers still intact. I was a bit surprised by that because I've been getting between 20 to 30 deer a night and usually don't see any with antlers.

    BTW, how do you guy's know how far you've walked? Fit bit or app on your phone?
     
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    I use the tracker feature on OnX.

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    #2 for the year. First fresh one! About a 12" spike.[​IMG]

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    #5 and my first Iowa shed. Now up to 4 states with a shed found. Sick of the little guys though![​IMG]

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    Smaller one is my #6 and the bigger one is my brother with his #1


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    A first for me... right next to a deer leg. Rest of deer or what was left of him was stuck in the fence 10 yards away

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    They’re not all giants in Iowa...lol

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    South central Iowa around Bedford.
     
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    Zblevins Weekend Warrior

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    First one ever! Found Sunday morning when I went out to set up my new feeder. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    9.3 miles today. Worth it.


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  11. greatwhitehunter3

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    Very nice. I made it to Iowa last week but only made it about 1.5 hours south. I didn't see a single deer the entire day; walking or driving. Kind of a bummer. Did find the one shed.

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    Welcome to the addiction!

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    2nd shed ever and the first on our property. Didn’t get a picture of this deer that I could find.

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  14. greatwhitehunter3

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    How's everyone's shed/miles looking this year?

    I'm at 18.89 miles and 5 sheds.

    Need the snow to melt some here in MN. Checked a camera Sunday and had 4 bucks on it. 3 still had both sides and 1 had 1 antler.
     
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    I haven't been keeping track of miles. I really want to so I can get a better average of shed per mile. I would guess I'm at 20-24 miles this year and 2 sheds. I believe most years I'm at 1 shed per 10 miles. I really need to cut out the bad sections, but you never know where you will find one. This year I have been scouting more then actually looking for sheds and the sheds have been a by product. Just can't get my head in the game

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    Put on 3.5 miles today. Followed trails almost all day. Snow was knee deep off the trails. Didn’t find the sign we hoped we would on the public but the deer are there based on the trails beat down in the snow. No sheds this time.
     
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    Ridgerunner3 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    First fresh one of the year. #8 overall

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    number 9 today...old bleached one in the middle of a field
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