Spent the weekend with my son shed hunting. Found 18 elk and 14 deer between us. Some were older but still look cool out by our wagon. We found the small 6x6 dead head and 2 complete sets one being this years the other being last years. Found a really nice fresh shed 6 point but could not find the match after looking for over half and hour. No fresh deer but that is the way it goes.
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Mon, 2014-03-24 18:57
Mon, 2014-03-24 19:06#1
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Mon, 2014-03-24 19:48#3
Very nice !
Congrats on a great shed hunting trip and congrats on the great finds.
All the bucks except for one were still holding there antlers the past two weekends.
Mon, 2014-03-24 19:53#4
Please do not give most of us shed hunters bad names. This weekend my buddy drives up 3/4 of a mile private drive to his house only to find a vehicle there. They can see them walking for sheds on their private ground. Looked in the vehicle and took the keys and waited for a knock on the door later. Really, who could be such idiots and are ruining this for us all !!!!!!
Mon, 2014-03-24 20:46#5
congrats on a great trip!
congrats on a great trip!
Tue, 2014-03-25 08:02#6
Looks like a great way to
Looks like a great way to spend the offseason. Couple of nice ones in there!
Tue, 2014-03-25 09:11#7
Thanks guys, was a great trip
Thanks guys, was a great trip and looking forward to the next one but not sure when that is yet. Most of the elk are just starting to drop and it is about 50/50 on deer from what we saw. Sucks about the folks breaking the law and hope they learned a lesson. Know of one area that is really good and several miles off any road. Well folks have leaned about it and have no regard for the law and trashed it with 4 wheelers as they are/where to lazy to walk in. I have and like 4 wheelers but stay on the roads unless it is your private property.
Tue, 2014-03-25 11:07#8
SGM wrote:Thanks guys, was a great trip and looking forward to the next one but not sure when that is yet. Most of the elk are just starting to drop and it is about 50/50 on deer from what we saw. Sucks about the folks breaking the law and hope they learned a lesson. Know of one area that is really good and several miles off any road. Well folks have leaned about it and have no regard for the law and trashed it with 4 wheelers as they are/where to lazy to walk in. I have and like 4 wheelers but stay on the roads unless it is your private property.
I just can't believe people are that brazen over sheds!!!Last time I found a 4 wheeler off the trail 2 miles back in I know he had fun getting it back out. Good finds everyone. Maybe I will get to go for some Whitetail this weekend.
Tue, 2014-03-25 10:13#9
Shed Antler Envy!
You guys really give me shed antler envy! Great antler finds SGM! So far the only thing I have found is the skeleton of a whitetail doe - most likely the Ohio neighbor with an arrant shot based on where I found it. Back out to Colorado next week for a while so I hope to get some shed hunting in starting after the 1st! Pics will follow... If I get into any.
I just read an article where Nevada is considering legislation that will allow their DOW to create a shed hunting "season" with possibility of requiring a hunting license in order to find and keep the antler sheds. I certainly would not want that for Colorado but would rather see CPW get harsh on ATV abusers and the trespassers. Just my 2 cents.
Tue, 2014-03-25 12:42#10
Shed hunting is actually
Shed hunting is actually becoming a contact sport for some out there and in all reality something needs to be done. I live in a area that is still covered in snow and every weekend you can find the same people up in their 4 wheel drive truck looking for sheds. The problem is that they are tearing up the roads that are still wet and muddy, not to mention going around the heavy rutted areas and creating new trails and roads through the sagebrush. There have even been a couple of cases where shed hunters have been caught chasing bucks that sill have antlers and elk hoping that they would fall off as they were chasing them.
Utah does have a shed season and you are required to take a ethics course before you head out. This only covers from Jan 1-April 1 but at least they are trying something. They also have a law conserning picking up dead heads, you can't do it. But if you would like to keep the one that you found then there is a process to go through to get it. They had alot of problems with people shooting trophy deer and elk and stashing the heads and going back in later to take them out.
Montana has something on thier books about shed hunting but I am not sure just what it is.