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Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

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Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 01 05, 2021 •  [Post 1]

Figured I'd get this up. Here's a place to share your shed pics you find or trip over this year ;).
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby wawhitey » 01 05, 2021 •  [Post 2]

Havent found a thing yet but a few days ago i was hiking around looking for somewhere good to call cats (7.5 miles that day only called once.) And i started finding a bunch of moose tracks. Then a wax leaf ceanothus bush... then lots of ceanothus. A hillside ive been above and below, but never on, was loaded with ceanothus, moose tracks, turds, rubs... but unfortunately the snow had recently piled up ball deep. Could have easily been paddles under all that snow. Im going back when it melts off this spring. Gotta be something there. Probably old paddles too as this place has been closed to motorized travel for a few years now and i was a few miles in and up.
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby wawhitey » 01 05, 2021 •  [Post 3]

I did actually get a new shed this year, but i didnt find it. A friend texted me a while back that he found it, so i gave him a fresh brown moose paddle for this chewed up ol deer shed that had been getting destroyed by mother nature for almost 4 years. Its the 2016 right side of my buck i got in 2017 with my raffle tag. Not a doubt in my mind. Wish i could get the left. Chewed up and bleached out, totally irrelevant, this shed was worth its weight in gold to me.
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby TimberCruiser » 01 09, 2021 •  [Post 4]

Found this dead deer while stalking an elk herd yesterday. Found a big 5x5 and 6x6 bulls for next year so stoked.
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby wawhitey » 01 10, 2021 •  [Post 5]

In the course of my lion huntimg today i pulled a camera. Looks like theres a nice set of sheds somewhere in that creek bottom. Walking around with just one antler a week ago. Guess i should go back up there and poke around a bit.
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Postby TimberCruiser » 01 11, 2021 •  [Post 6]

Looks like a nice buck I got a couple big whitetails to go shed hunting for too, they gave me the slip this year seen a flash but no shot. Got a 320 class bull elk to go poking around for sheds too found his winter bedding. -20C here and most still got their headgear.
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby Tigger » 01 12, 2021 •  [Post 7]

Welcome and good look finding them!
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby Elkhunttoo » 02 13, 2021 •  [Post 8]

Getting snow in the right areas for me right now. I was getting worried that we wouldn’t have enough snow to hold the bulls before they shed. Really need a bunch more but I will take what we are getting.
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby Lefty » 02 22, 2021 •  [Post 9]

My daughter lost track of moose she was hoping to find his sheds.
I have a kitchen remodel,,.. No shed hunting for me,.. my wife wouldn't even let me go fishing today
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby Elkhunttoo » 04 14, 2021 •  [Post 10]

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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby Elkhunttoo » 04 14, 2021 •  [Post 13]

A couple trips and around $700 worth so far. I have 2 more trips I want to do and both have a possibility of having some decent horns if I get time to go. I try to find enough horns every year to pay for all of my hunting expenses, need some more for this year for sure :D
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Postby Lefty » 04 29, 2021 •  [Post 15]

Elkhunttoo wrote:https://youtube.com/watch?v=YTVtRDIPZZw&feature=share

https://youtube.com/watch?v=3qevQFLD0l0&feature=share

Where you shed hunting,, or maybe give us a more scenic look of whats all around you :shock:

I ran around and glassed some desert I generally find something nice. But I think the good winter put the elk up a bit higher,
And wow the area I went to last week had sign of lots and lots of traffic
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 01, 2021 •  [Post 16]

Right fork of where the road splits lefty. ;) Can’t say any more then that :)...I have some pictures of what we called the “glory days” but we never showed anything ever because we didn’t want anyone to have an idea of how many horns we found. Only got out 3 times this year and one of those was just for a few hours. I still have two good areas I need to hit but might not get there this year. This has been a hard spring with some medical stuff going on in the family so I haven’t got out much.
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby TimberCruiser » 05 19, 2021 •  [Post 17]

Well here's what i turned up for sheds this spring. Found a matching set of moose horns in a creek bottom while working surveying forestry cutblocks! When work turns into play it's a win. Did 15 miles through the bush looking for the king 6x6 elk sheds but they never showed up. All moose sheds this year can't complain. :D
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 21, 2021 •  [Post 18]

TimberCruiser wrote:Well here's what i turned up for sheds this spring. Found a matching set of moose horns in a creek bottom while working surveying forestry cutblocks! When work turns into play it's a win. Did 15 miles through the bush looking for the king 6x6 elk sheds but they never showed up. All moose sheds this year can't complain. :D



Nice!!! Congrats on the moose sheds!!!
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby wawhitey » 08 01, 2021 •  [Post 19]

Out bear hunting just found an old chewed up one. Huckleberries here are completely shot, been way too hot and dry. Im out of here. Going to head to the next county over and go a thousand feet or so higher.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 01, 2021 •  [Post 20]

Crap, that blows about the H berries :x
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Postby wawhitey » 08 02, 2021 •  [Post 21]

Yeah, found a spot today where there are berries. Not a great crop by any means, but better than nothing. I let 2 young bears walk aready this morning. I must be getting soft.
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 03, 2021 •  [Post 22]

wawhitey wrote:Yeah, found a spot today where there are berries. Not a great crop by any means, but better than nothing. I let 2 young bears walk aready this morning. I must be getting soft.


Nah, you're just being like a good timber company and "selectively harvesting" that particular timber, err, bear population ;)
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby wawhitey » 11 27, 2021 •  [Post 23]

Guess i should put this here. Found while hunting rifle deer season.
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Re: Annual Shed Thread - "2021"

Postby Lefty » 12 08, 2021 •  [Post 24]

Dead head , well whole thing stunk.
Had the F and G come check it out thought maybe ( and still could have been ) poached. Daughters dog found it pheasant hunting with Andrew
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Postby 7mmfan » 12 08, 2021 •  [Post 25]

Lefty wrote:Dead head , well whole thing stunk.
Had the F and G come check it out thought maybe ( and still could have been ) poached. Daughters dog found it pheasant hunting with Andrew
41" +

Bummer about a big dead moose wasted, maybe,but it will make a heck of a free mount!


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Postby Lefty » 12 12, 2021 •  [Post 26]

7mmfan wrote:
Lefty wrote:Dead head , well whole thing stunk.
Had the F and G come check it out thought maybe ( and still could have been ) poached. Daughters dog found it pheasant hunting with Andrew
41" +

Bummer about a big dead moose wasted, maybe,but it will make a heck of a free mount!


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the skull is cleaned up for European mount
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