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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Sheds ?

From the size and the amount of shed folks are finding there are a lot of bucks out there left !
Do any of you shed finders keep notes of what and where you find them ? To me it would be like scouting where the bucks seem to live ?

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I used to know where each antler was found. I have so many now that I have no clue. There are a few spots that i shed hunt where I actually hunt. For the most part I spend a whole day walking in areas I’ll never come back to until the following spring.
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I hunt some very heavily pressured public ground and I don't find very many sheds per year but I put on a pile of miles walking and looking for sheds and scouting for the following years ! I have been out about 20 times since season was over and I put on about 10 -15 miles per day and I have only found 4 sheds so far. I have found a pile of new areas to check out for this season. Heck I found more tree stands than sheds ! I do however note down and remember where I've found each and every shed. Of course if I found the truck loads of sheds like beavsteve I probably wouldn't remember
Heck I had a piece of private ground that was 349 acres and I only found a couple sheds a year on that but its off limits now to anybody ! So far this year I've found all mine laying in there beds under thick pines !

Blend in or go hungry !!
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You guys shed hunting finding lots of ticks this spring? My wife showed me a facebook post from a friend that took a short walk on a dirt trail in North Park, just north of PGH, has sprayed their jeans with OFF before the walk, and still had 8-12 ticks on their lower pant legs when the exited the trail.

I'll need to reapply my Sawyers before any turkey hunting scouts/treks this spring for sure.

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I wear tall rubber boots with my jeans tucked in. I spray lightly with sawyers but still had 2 on my pants last weekend. The weekend before that I think I had 1. Nothing major yet around here.
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I was out with a group on my property this last weekend. Found one side to a 4pt, a matching set to a small 8 pointer, and half a side to another 8 point that was a nice 2.5 y/o this year that I saw in archery season and have lots of trail cam pics of. All the ones we find we follow a trail and normally they are laying right on it. They bed up on the side of the mountain where I hunt which we own as well but no way in ---- am I walking up there in thick mtn laurel and giant boulders to find sheds and disturb the deer that are bedding.

As far as ticks go, yes I had double digits on me and it was ridiculous!
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I've been out quite a bit and I haven't really had any on me that I've seen !

Blend in or go hungry !!
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A good friend and his son who live in Iowa have found 70 sheds thus far this spring and some are very impressive...Me 0...

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-04-2019, 07:54 AM
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I find only certain area ar loaded with ticks and som3 area hardly any ticks.

Sheds usually Home Depot has a spring sale I wait to then
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