Anyone find any elk sheds yet? I know here in North Idaho that deer have dropped already , but not sure about elk and moose. We still have 2-3 feet of snowon the ground up here but I will trudge through anything if they are on the ground.
thanks Tim. I am up in Careywood and the place that I hunted Elk last fall has not even 1 elk or deer track in it now. I looked low and even hiked up a good ways and nothing more than a nice set of bear tracks, some coyote and bobcat, but no elk or deer or moose for that matter. Not sure where they are, but I saw a guy walking through a field last weekend with a nice whitetail shed . So I wasnt sure what has started dropping yet. Thanks for the info. Getting ready for Turkey & Bear in a couple of weeks.
Saturday 29 Mar,On the way back from icefishing on Jackson lake I stopped and put the glasses and spotting scope on the herd on the feed ground and didn't see many one horn bulls at all, most everything I saw still had both sides.
On another note saw 5 wolves and 18 coyotes crusing around and the coyotes were keeping the elk between them and the wolves.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...