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Any 2022 Sheds?

Discussion in 'Shed Hunting' started by Brian Walters, Jan 2, 2022.

  1. TJF

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    just pics of other sheds we found so far...
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    So that's where all the big bucks went ........ North Dakota!

    Do you even know what a spike is?
     
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    Think it was Shane. He didn't even know what he found. That would be a Holy grail find for me.

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    Only found one spike so far. The 20/21 winter was very mild so even finding a forky is tough now. Most the little bucks had at least 3 pts per side this past year. I would have to check but I think we have found two 5 pt sheds off a couple 1.5 year old bucks. That is very uncommon. Usually you only find them with 4 pts or less their first year of antler growth. A mild winter verses a harsh winter really affects antler growth up here. I have a feeling it won't be a great antler growth year this year.
     
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    Not all spikes but there's 28 sheds in here. The box is only 7" wide, 10" long and 4" high. Before anyone criticizes my sharpie, it's written on scotch tape!

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    Just picked up #9.

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    Went for a short walk over lunch. Glad I did. It funny how sometime you can walk for hours and not find anything and then find one the next time in 20 min.

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    That was the case for me today! I walked 5 miles yesterday with 0 sheds and found today's 100 yards from the truck.

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    Here is #9 from earlier. [​IMG]

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    When I was growing up we had to go "up north" to hunt deer. All we could hunt around home was rabbits, squirrels and pheasants. That was from the late '60's through the early '80's. We didn't have coyotes at the time either. One day my dad came home from pheasant hunting and said that he spotted a big 10 point buck. I thought he was pulling my leg until a couple of days later I was hunting with him and he showed me some tracks. By the mid '80's the deer population started taking off and I started hunting them around home. The coyotes started showing up as well.

    In the mid '80's through the mid '90's, like you said, most 1 1/2 tear old bucks were small 8 pointers. A few had 10 points. I shot one as it was my first deer taken around home. I didn't start hunting bigger bucks until a couple years later. During this time period I never saw a spike or a fork buck. Even 6 points were kind of rare. A few years later, due to lack of hunting pressure (no one would let you hunt) the population of deer and coyotes exploded. By the year 2000, spikes and forks were becoming more and more common.

    I've seen first hand what kind of bucks a well balanced buck/doe ratio and balanced deer population can produce.
     
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    Walked a solid 3 hours with one of my 3 boys today. New property, scored a big fat goose egg but we learned a lot about that property.
     
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    I kind of enjoyed the day of scoring on a big fat goose egg. :nana: Didn't learn much as it was old property and been on it a bunch of times over the years.

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    @TJF how much public are you walking up in ND? Have wanted to add ND to my list of states to shed hunt but haven't done too much research up there yet.
     
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    Went to my camp to scout for turkey’s and found these. Two different food plots found all within one hour. We normally don’t find sheds. AF2AEFC3-1AB3-4623-BFFE-17F1D0AAC77F.jpeg 17798F01-EB76-41A8-A769-E12F25BC5D22.jpeg
     
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    My area is mostly private land that we shed hunt on. We've been doing it for 25 years so I have gotten to know a lot of farmers besides the one I work for. There are big tracts of Public land in the NE corner and Western part of the state. We have enough private so I have never shed hunted those areas. You can find smaller pieces of public land scattered through out the state but the deer trend to herd up on private land where the food sources are in the winter.
     
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    2nd dead head of the year. Looks like its been on the ground quite awhile. All chewed up.... Love to have seen this one alive. Great bases! unnamed (1).jpg
     
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    Thats a dandy!
     
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    Snow is still real deep here in the woods.
    Fields are opening up.
    Will be awhile untill it's go time.
    Nice finds you all.
     

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