Sheds or Beds?

Discussion about shed antlers, etc
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby llcooljames » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:20 am

Im pretty bad at finding both lol.


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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby elk yinzer » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:40 am

Beds all the way. Personally I never understood the shed hunting deal. Too slow, staring at the ground for hours, no thanks. I stumble into one or two a year but never look for them.

Related, let me take this opportunity to vent about instagram/social media for a moment. Of which I waste very little time on anymore, but once upon a time the annual shed season really annoyed me. Whom the heck cares if you find sheds and why are there so many hunters that feel the need to post them? One or two shed posts, congrats, you have annoyed me. Three strikes and you're out I am unfollowing you. Rant over.
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby Babshaft » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:27 am

elk yinzer wrote:Beds all the way. Personally I never understood the shed hunting deal. Too slow, staring at the ground for hours, no thanks. I stumble into one or two a year but never look for them.

Related, let me take this opportunity to vent about instagram/social media for a moment. Of which I waste very little time on anymore, but once upon a time the annual shed season really annoyed me. Whom the heck cares if you find sheds and why are there so many hunters that feel the need to post them? One or two shed posts, congrats, you have annoyed me. Three strikes and you're out I am unfollowing you. Rant over.


Hahahah God bless you. I couldn't agree more.

BEDS....even if all I can find right now are moose beds haha
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby burkhart » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:48 am

I can’t eat the antler... beds/turkeys/mushrooms
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:23 am

Beds for me. I find more deadheads than sheds....might be the area's I tend to scout. Some years after miles and miles of scouting I'm convinced bucks don't actually shed. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby bigbucks1234 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:28 am

I love to shed hunt and look for beds. This spring I'll be devoting half my time to each. Can't explain it but there's nothing like laying eyes on a 60 + inch antler for the first time on heavily hunted public.
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby WookieBowcaster » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:23 pm

I look for both. If I find one - good chances the other will be close by.

So far this season I've found 2 old and chewed sheds.

I've yet to find my first clean fresh shed.

Here in the east the get chewed up really quick - by squirrels and mice I assume.

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Unread postby Eb009 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:01 pm

Found my first decent 8pt shed. It was awesome! Not as good as a hunt and kill, but definitely special. I have spent dozens of hours this off season scouting for beds on new properties and no sheds until yesterday. It is definitely difficult to both stare at the ground for sheds and look for subtle deer sign. So based on that I would rank beds over sheds.
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:08 pm

Stanley wrote:Sheds tell me exactly what a buck was wearing and is probably alive. Beds tell me where a buck was bedding. May not be alive and often aren't. Beds in the areas of sheds is a good thing.

More wise words by Stanley. 8-)
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby Ack » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:16 pm

I've split my scouting and shed looking about 50/50 this spring, and from the sheds I've found I know what caliber of bucks I might be dealing with this fall in those general areas.
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby burtle » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:13 am

Both for me
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby Hawthorne » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:13 am

I’m more about finding beds and sign from the fall now. Seeing a big velvet pre season in my hunting area or seeing one in season is better than a shed. You don’t know where the shed buck will end up late summer early fall unless you have history with him.Could be miles away
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby Bwhit16 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:45 am

I take my shed dog with me when I scout he hunts for sheds I hunt for beds
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Re: Sheds or Beds?

Unread postby EllieTheChubb » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:33 am

sheds in the spring, Beds right now.


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