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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Outdoor814 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:19 pm

Outdoor814 wrote:I went for a scout this morning to check out an area I have been looking at. Scout was going great then stumbled onto a disappointing discovery. A massive deadhead. Would have had 15pts but he had a busted brow time. I'll post a picture wheny photo bucket isn't being lame.

About the only good news is I know what kinda genes are in the area.


Here is the dead head I found scouting last sunday

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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby mipubbucks24 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:58 pm

Question, any Michigan guys have success finding sheds, I've only found a couple over the years, more dead heads then anything else. Now I have not spent the time trying like a lot of guys in the beast, but also don't know any guys who have much success in Michigan either. Just wondering if I should put more effort into it or just keep scouting???
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mipubbucks24 wrote:Question, any Michigan guys have success finding sheds, I've only found a couple over the years, more dead heads then anything else. Now I have not spent the time trying like a lot of guys in the beast, but also don't know any guys who have much success in Michigan either. Just wondering if I should put more effort into it or just keep scouting???


I have found a bunch in Michigan on private land. I havnt looked has much on public but I did find one last year. This is my biggest set I found in Michigan hillsdale county on a small private piece near the Indiana border.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby mipubbucks24 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:16 pm

Hawthorne wrote:
mipubbucks24 wrote:Question, any Michigan guys have success finding sheds, I've only found a couple over the years, more dead heads then anything else. Now I have not spent the time trying like a lot of guys in the beast, but also don't know any guys who have much success in Michigan either. Just wondering if I should put more effort into it or just keep scouting???


I have found a bunch in Michigan on private land. I havnt looked has much on public but I did find one last year. This is my biggest set I found in Michigan hillsdale county on a small private piece near the Indiana border.
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Wow that is a monster, guess I need to get nocking on some doors and see if I can find some.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby DeerDylan » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:23 pm

Outdoor814 wrote:
Outdoor814 wrote:I went for a scout this morning to check out an area I have been looking at. Scout was going great then stumbled onto a disappointing discovery. A massive deadhead. Would have had 15pts but he had a busted brow time. I'll post a picture wheny photo bucket isn't being lame.

About the only good news is I know what kinda genes are in the area.


Here is the dead head I found scouting last sunday

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He was a Toad. In or near bedding?
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Outdoor814 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:26 pm

DeerDylan wrote:
Outdoor814 wrote:
Outdoor814 wrote:I went for a scout this morning to check out an area I have been looking at. Scout was going great then stumbled onto a disappointing discovery. A massive deadhead. Would have had 15pts but he had a busted brow time. I'll post a picture wheny photo bucket isn't being lame.

About the only good news is I know what kinda genes are in the area.


Here is the dead head I found scouting last sunday

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He was a Toad. In or near bedding?




Pretty sure he was in his bed but was drug away by bears. The only reason I found him was going to look under a big hemlock for a bed.

There was absolutely nothing left of him. Antlers and hide is all.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Hawthorne » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:43 pm

mipubbucks24 wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:
mipubbucks24 wrote:Question, any Michigan guys have success finding sheds, I've only found a couple over the years, more dead heads then anything else. Now I have not spent the time trying like a lot of guys in the beast, but also don't know any guys who have much success in Michigan either. Just wondering if I should put more effort into it or just keep scouting???


I have found a bunch in Michigan on private land. I havnt looked has much on public but I did find one last year. This is my biggest set I found in Michigan hillsdale county on a small private piece near the Indiana border.
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Wow that is a monster, guess I need to get nocking on some doors and see if I can find some.


It's a good way to get to know landowners. I have a few farmers that let me turkey and shed hunt. One gave me permission to deer hunt after knowing him a few years. I got him a customer for lease cropping.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby mipubbucks24 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:11 pm

Hawthorne wrote:
mipubbucks24 wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:
mipubbucks24 wrote:Question, any Michigan guys have success finding sheds, I've only found a couple over the years, more dead heads then anything else. Now I have not spent the time trying like a lot of guys in the beast, but also don't know any guys who have much success in Michigan either. Just wondering if I should put more effort into it or just keep scouting???


I have found a bunch in Michigan on private land. I havnt looked has much on public but I did find one last year. This is my biggest set I found in Michigan hillsdale county on a small private piece near the Indiana border.
Image




Wow that is a monster, guess I need to get nocking on some doors and see if I can find some.


It's a good way to get to know landowners. I have a few farmers that let me turkey and shed hunt. One gave me permission to deer hunt after knowing him a few years. I got him a customer for lease cropping.


Yeah I have kinda abandoned my turkey hunting properties because I can't deer hunt them. I know there are good deer on a couple of the properties, I should get out there and check them out. I have done quite a bit of scouting on the public I have been learning the last couple years. I am new to the beast So it's been a learning curve with finding the beds. I keep expecting to find some sheds in these bedding areas but so far no go. I know bucks are around because of the sign but just have not found sheds yet.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Outdoor814 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:18 pm

mipubbucks24 wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:
mipubbucks24 wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:
mipubbucks24 wrote:Question, any Michigan guys have success finding sheds, I've only found a couple over the years, more dead heads then anything else. Now I have not spent the time trying like a lot of guys in the beast, but also don't know any guys who have much success in Michigan either. Just wondering if I should put more effort into it or just keep scouting???


I have found a bunch in Michigan on private land. I havnt looked has much on public but I did find one last year. This is my biggest set I found in Michigan hillsdale county on a small private piece near the Indiana border.
Image




Wow that is a monster, guess I need to get nocking on some doors and see if I can find some.


It's a good way to get to know landowners. I have a few farmers that let me turkey and shed hunt. One gave me permission to deer hunt after knowing him a few years. I got him a customer for lease cropping.


Yeah I have kinda abandoned my turkey hunting properties because I can't deer hunt them. I know there are good deer on a couple of the properties, I should get out there and check them out. I have done quite a bit of scouting on the public I have been learning the last couple years. I am new to the beast So it's been a learning curve with finding the beds. I keep expecting to find some sheds in these bedding areas but so far no go. I know bucks are around because of the sign but just have not found sheds yet.



Its not easy, I go threw phase's. This year I found three sheds in 2 days and that dead. I've probably walked close to 20 miles since then and haven't found a thing.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Hawthorne » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:30 pm

That's for sure outdoor814. I once found 4 sheds all from different bucks in a stretch of about 100yds along a fence row. Most I find in Michigan are from yearlings. My number one habitat for finding them in southern mi is old field habitat. Stuff that has weeds, small red cedars, autumn olive , grey dogwood, hawthorne , and wild apple. Deer seem to yard these areas in winter around here. I have looked in cattail marshes and swamps and don't find many there. I think they end up under water.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Outdoor814 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:37 pm

In my area of the state it seems like the deer like to yard up on large coniferous areas. There usually bordered by AG fields or swamps.

Although this year I found my matched set in a wet brushy field area. And my loner shed was on a point UNDER 2 hemlock trees that lead to a marsh.

My buddy and I walked every row of large standing corn field Saturday. Probably took over an hour and we didn't find anything.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby WV Bowhunter » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:22 pm

Found this one today. Probably a year old and chewed up good but a dandy buck nonetheless.

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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Hawthorne » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:51 am

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Went out shed hunting this morning. No sheds just one dead head.
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Outdoor814 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:53 am

That's stinks. He's decent.

OK if you shot at a buck like that would you stop looking for it? And if not at what point do you stop?
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Re: 2017 shed thread

Postby Hawthorne » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:00 am

That's a good question. A mortally wounded buck can travel a couple miles. I think joere brothers buck was found like 2 miles from where it was shot. The problem where I found this buck is it's all private land. You can't blood trail here without permission. If a buck covers 2 miles here he could cross many different properties.
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