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2021 shed thread

Nameless Range

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Jealous... nice sheds here. Still have over a foot of snow in my yard. Will be a month before things start to open up here.

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I am one those who picks up every shed I can. When I was younger I made a tree at my folks' house with all the sheds I found out of a beetle-killed pondersosa stump.


One corner of my garage is full of chewed up, broke, white sheds, and I am looking forward to the day I construct my own tree here. Nothing says, "I find sheds", like one of these trees at the end of your driveway. ;)

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mtmiller

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Had five bulls run across the road in front of me this morning. Two packing, two growing and one freshly shed. I did watch the 5pt run a couple hundred yards just to see if he would drop in front of me. No such luck. :D

gotta <click> on pic to see crappy video. Pretty sure I know why I could "see" many sage-grouse this morning.:unsure:

IMG_2997 by Craig Miller, on Flickr
 
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Mica Man

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Had a 4 point bull in the yard this morning and another bull with about 2 inches of growth. Been seeing them fairly regularly together since the 2nd. I'll try and get a picture if they're here tomorrow morning.
 

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Couple more paddles over the weekend. Thought the one under the tree wa the match to the other white one I posted under a tree. They were only five yards apart, this one must have been under the snow. After looking at them closer, I don’t think they are a match. Funny that a left and right dropped off of nice bulls in the same year that close together
 

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EYJONAS!

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Never leave a shed behind. Some of my coolest ones are the mossy chalky ones. Nice work on the shed everyone. More to be had!
 

antlerradar

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Never leave a shed behind. Some of my coolest ones are the mossy chalky ones. Nice work on the shed everyone. More to be had!
When I first started looking in the 80's I left thousands. Now I take most of what I find, the real old crappy ones I toss into the thick stuff. No need to leave stuff out in the open and give other people the impression they might be in a good spot.
 

Wildabeast

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Had five bulls run across the road in front of me this morning. Two packing, two growing and one freshly shed. I did watch the 5pt run a couple hundred yards just to see if he would drop in front of me. No such luck. :D

gotta <click> on pic to see crappy video. Pretty sure I know why I could "see" many sage-grouse this morning.:unsure:

IMG_2997 by Craig Miller, on Flickr
Makes me happy to know that @mtmiller can take at least some pictures to compete with the quality of mine!
 

Montana4Life

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Really enjoy this thread! Lots of great pics. Hoping to get out next weekend to look. Anyone have a tick update in the Breaks?
 

jlong17

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Well I’m back from a week of shed hunting in Utah with my wife and daughter. I wish I had a picture of a pile of elk sheds to show you guys.... but we didn’t find any. I don’t know how you guys do it. I ran into a guy out there that said “if you ain’t a local and know where the bulls are and when they drop, you’re wasting your time”. That was a bit discouraging, but oh well. Year 3 of looking for elk horns and I’ve got nothing!

The trip was not a total bust though. 5 minutes into looking for horns I found a nice deer shed! My daughter was elated!! At least she doesn’t think I’m a total loser... not yet at least haha!

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MTTW

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Well I’m back from a week of shed hunting in Utah with my wife and daughter. I wish I had a picture of a pile of elk sheds to show you guys.... but we didn’t find any. I don’t know how you guys do it. I ran into a guy out there that said “if you ain’t a local and know where the bulls are and when they drop, you’re wasting your time”. That was a bit discouraging, but oh well. Year 3 of looking for elk horns and I’ve got nothing!

The trip was not a total bust though. 5 minutes into looking for horns I found a nice deer shed! My daughter was elated!! At least she doesn’t think I’m a total loser... not yet at least haha!

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Keep looking, you are finding something better than an elk shed.
 

jlong17

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Keep looking, you are finding something better than an elk shed.

Oh, I know brother! This week was filled with tons of great adventures and memory makers. Bushwhacking and boulder hopping with a toddler on my back, hiking several miles from camp when snow and wind came barreling down, spending several nights in a tent with temps hovering in the low teens (last few nights in an Airbnb - not even ashamed to admit it), catching more fish than I could count, exploring new places, and of course picking up one brown shed. I can’t complain at all, I’m a blessed man.
 

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