Our Deer here in Washington shed out about the same as moose and elk....in late January and early Febuary....I havent been out much looking for horns but did find one the other day while out chasing yotes....a 2 point muley horn it's 16" tall
wow, i never even thought abobut looking in the parks for sheds. where i'm at, we have a pretty good deer population in the city, and actually have a wonderful park system. a guy i work with who has a 40 about 20 min from the city said he saw a 6 ptr with both sides last weekend in his bird feeder. i'll have to ask him if he's seen him over this weekend.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...