Still might be alittle early,start looking in about a month,Look around fence area where they have jumped over the jar from landing will somtime nock them off,Look around thick cover in know bedding area.good luck and have at it ,also good time for pre scouting for next year
It is early to start looking for sheds now. I would start in March after the snowmelt.Look around good winter feed areas such as alfalfa feilds,cut corn feilds,etc.
I found a shed in Nov. this year while bowhunting,it was obviuosly from last winter. For some reason, the mice never found it. It was almost buried under alfalfa. The only way I found it is I stepped on it.
You can find them anywhere, not just feilds.
it's a little early,but there may be a few bucks losing them now.i don't get out anymore,but in the past i've seen a few fresh sheds during muzzleloading season and also deer that were shot that had dropped within 24 hours prior to being killed.
My brother-in-law shot a buck yesterday that had lost one and the other which had broken off earlier(barely more than button buck size) fell of when I touched it. I don't know if this had anything to do with it but whis deer was VERY skinny like he had been chasing does really hard. We skinned him out and even the backstraps were small.
I have heard of three bucks killed in blackpowder season that have lost their horns. I hunted three of the days and I didn't find any sheds. I did find a pretty nice 9 pointer that was probably shot during gun season.
I just came back from shed hunting for a few hours with no luck. I was looking in a new place, and boy did I see some sign. I saw the biggest rub of my life. It was huge! It wasn't torn to shreds, but it was pretty nice. About 10" diameter. Huge. I want to see the deer doing that damage. I'll be out again, hopefully with some luck.
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