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Title: Antler drops?
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 07, 2020, 05:10:18 PM
Still checking the cameras and I think I have seen a few younger bucks with no antlers right after Christmas , and then 2-3 weeks ago saw some other bucks which clearly still had their antlers.

When do they typically fall off? I have been reading itís mostly based on testosterone levels, and can vary widely as to when an individual loses their rack?
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: aquaassassin on Feb 07, 2020, 06:13:37 PM
No real time table, Iíve helped drag bucks that the antlers fall off when we drag in early December and Iíve had them feeding in my yard valentines week with racks still.
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 11, 2020, 09:46:40 PM
Cool thanks for the reply. I know it sounds dumb, but in years past we always picked up our cameras once the season ended. Itís only been a short while, but we have been learning quite a bit about the woods we are in by going back and checking for sheds. Hey
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: aquaassassin on Feb 12, 2020, 05:01:01 AM
It all helps piece the puzzle, the older I get the more I find myself hiking through the deer woods scouting, grabbing drops, taking mental notes and soaking it all in vs. ice fishing in free time. I canít get enough.
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 12, 2020, 03:08:01 PM
Yup, 5 years ago I wouldnít trade a day of fishing for 5 days of hunting. Now Iím starting to come around. Especially when I can do some scouting and stream fishing at the same time!
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: Huntnfish603 on Mar 02, 2020, 09:22:35 PM
Still no sheds found yet this year.
Last night in the backyard, saw what appeared to be a forkhorn still with antlers on.
Weird year for sure.
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: aquaassassin on Mar 03, 2020, 12:08:18 PM
Still no sheds found yet this year.
Last night in the backyard, saw what appeared to be a forkhorn still with antlers on.
Weird year for sure.

Same, weird for sure
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: benny8 on Mar 04, 2020, 02:05:42 AM
Just got back last week from moving my daughter to Virginia. Coming thru NY state on I-84 I saw a fresh road killed spike horn. Thought it was weird that he still had his little headgear.
It all helps piece the puzzle, the older I get the more I find myself hiking through the deer woods scouting, grabbing drops, taking mental notes and soaking it all in vs. ice fishing in free time. I can’t get enough.
I'm the same way AA. In my twenties and early thirties, it was all about the ice fishing. Over the last 10 years its been about the woods and I love it.
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 04, 2020, 05:41:40 AM
Still a lot of snow in my woods....
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: aquaassassin on Mar 04, 2020, 04:55:17 PM
Still a lot of snow in my woods....

Prob only 10Ē in my woods
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: SHaRPS on Mar 06, 2020, 03:28:16 PM
SO question for you shed hunting pro's. I know hot spots are river crossings, fence crossing, rock walls. What if that is not around? Where would you start looking? Main trails with a GPS in hand and just going for it until your time is up? I do have rock walls in my area but many of the spots that deer cross are around them are the rocks have fallen and wouldnt require much of a jump. ID love to shed hunt but I have no idea where to start on the public land that I hunt.
Title: Re: Antler drops?
Post by: The 3Ps on Mar 07, 2020, 06:40:03 AM
Foraging and bedding areas. Check the rub lines. I'll be headed out in an hour myself.
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