2020 shed hunting - live from the field.

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  1. Patrick Long

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    Wonder what everyone’s best tips are for shed hunting, I wrote an article collecting what I could find but let me know if I missed something!


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  2. Holt

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    Post up some pics of sheds you found!

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  3. Holt

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    Have you noticed it being a strange year? I'm not finding much this year in normal locations. Having a hard time locating the bucks this year.

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  4. Holt

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    Nice! What state where you in today?

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  5. Shocker99

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    Been a little awol lately. Lost my phone for a few days. Wife gave birth to a beaut of a baby boy so time is limited. Been scouting some and picking up some good ones. Don’t have many pics from field cause of the lost phone issue but here are a few I found in the past couple weeks. A few dandy’s and a few up and comers lol 2EDA46DE-FFD2-4A53-BD48-56E56753114B.jpeg 3BFEEB21-ACB9-4A2A-9F8F-54DC917141D8.jpeg 88DF21D7-F9C6-47A2-B7B5-86A70A6E04F8.jpeg 97F5494B-5D56-4B30-B6DD-B6D4F9617134.jpeg CE772DFF-43E8-4EF4-A609-0165B65B4A05.jpeg D81E4C41-DE50-4EBD-8D05-EDF6614A730C.jpeg E67F44A4-4AE0-4863-94D0-F5FE0FC1ECA2.jpeg
     
  6. sheddinva

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    Most of ours are still holding. Not sure if it is due to the warm weather or what. No snow for us yet this year.
     
  7. Holt

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    Yeah same here. I did just pick 2 fresh ones about 30 minutes ago. I walked this spot alittle over a week ago, and they weren't there then.

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    Iowa for the next 4 days.
     
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  9. sheddinva

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    #10-#12 - 1 fresh and 1 old set without many chew marks surprisingly.

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  10. greatwhitehunter3

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    Let us know if you run into booner!

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    #3 & #4 for the day. 2 fresh spikes! Picked up in the first 30 minutes and didn't find anything else the rest of the day. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. greatwhitehunter3

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    Week from tomorrow I head to SD for my annual long weekend shed hunt/drink beer with my buddy! Won't get my hopes up that it'll be as good as last year but I can't wait!

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    Found a decent set on a quick walk after work today. Lots of skull attached to these ones

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  14. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Still nut deep snow here.
    Gonna wait a bit.
    I hate going too early and then going back over the same ground again.
     
  15. sheddinva

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    Found a stud 5 pt the other day along with an old dink. Measured and got 70 1/8 although I may be off some here or there. If it is over 70, that is my second largest ever.

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  16. Holt

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    What a beast! Dream shed for me! It's a rare thing to find a main frame 4 pt shed to break over 70". Great find, now time to match it up!

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  17. sheddinva

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    He dropped it on a trail heading straight towards a road in the city so now to search all patches of woods nearby :)
     
  18. bucksnbears

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    Went for a quick tour Sunday. Had to stay on deer trails cuz if you left them, nutt deep snow.
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  19. sheddinva

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    Found a little hanger yesterday #15

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  20. sheddinva

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    Nice deadhead...his girlfriends were loyal though, still bedded about 20 yards from him. Looks like the tree limb may have fell and killed him although I feel like he should have been able to get out from under it. It wasn't that heavy so it may have fallen after the fact.

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