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Matched set

Postby bigbucks1234 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:07 pm

Just curious from all the shed hunters out there. How often would you say you find a match set together let's say 100 or 200 yards apart? 50 percent of the time? 25 percent? I still have not found a match set and am just wondering if it doesn't happen that much when they drop together.


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Re: Matched set

Postby flinginairos » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:47 am

I have three matched sets. Two were literally laying on top of each other and the other set they were about 60 yards apart!
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Postby tbunao » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:13 am

I have one set that were laying next to each other. I don't really shed hunt just stumbled across them while scouting a bedding area.
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Re: Matched set

Postby buckeye » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:08 am

I have found maybe 100 sheds altogether. Maybe 10 to 12 matched sets. Never found a match set side by side. Maybe 60% were within 75 yards. The remaining 40% over 100 yards. The furthest was probably 250 yards.
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Re: Matched set

Postby Outdoor814 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:45 am

Found my first matched set this year with my dog maybe 30-40 yards apart.
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Re: Matched set

Postby UntouchableNess » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:38 am

flinginairos wrote:I have three matched sets. Two were literally laying on top of each other and the other set they were about 60 yards apart!

Exactly my history. Lots of singles mixed in, never paired up.
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Re: Matched set

Postby Hawthorne » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:08 am

I have 3 match sets. 1 pair were laying about 10 ft apart. The other two were maybe 100-200 yds apart in the same field.
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Re: Matched set

Postby Kokes » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:29 pm

Both matched sets I've found the antkers have been right next to each other in buck beds.
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Re: Matched set

Postby Stanley » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:37 pm

Found a nice set 3 feet apart a few years ago. Biggest ones I found all year.
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Re: Matched set

Postby flinginairos » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:08 am

Kokes wrote:Both matched sets I've found the antkers have been right next to each other in buck beds.


My goal is to find a big set laying right in the bed! I can find the beds no problem, but they are always empty! :lol: I did find a single in a bed a week ago but it was OLD. Probably a 5-6 year old shed.
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Re: Matched set

Postby WV Bowhunter » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:32 am

I've found that easiest way to get a matched set is to have both sides attached to a skull plate. :D

Ive spent a lot of time looking for a match but have never found it to be easy, mostly blind luck. But I've found two sets this year, one was 5 ft apart, the other was about 50 yards apart.
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Re: Matched set

Postby Kokes » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:59 pm

flinginairos wrote:
Kokes wrote:Both matched sets I've found the antkers have been right next to each other in buck beds.


My goal is to find a big set laying right in the bed! I can find the beds no problem, but they are always empty! :lol: I did find a single in a bed a week ago but it was OLD. Probably a 5-6 year old shed.



You're gonna hate me but one of the first times I went shed hunting I found a matching 10 point bucks shed in a bed....didn't barely know anything about beast style hunting at the time just went into an area that felt right...
The second matching set I found was just a small 5 pt 1.5 yr old buck that's in a buck bedding area..found a 5 year old 4 point shed 5 yards away that was moss covered and super old as well...few other friends have had luck finding matched sets in fields too
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Re: Matched set

Postby swampyak » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:52 pm

I've only found a couple of matched sets, one was side by side and the others were about 100 yds apart. I've also found multiple 1 1/2 year olds sheds under the same big spruce tree at the same time but from different bucks
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Re: Matched set

Postby sheddinva » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:54 am

I've got 5 or 6 matched sets and probably 3 or 4 were within one or two yards of eachother. The others were within about 25 yards.
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Re: Matched set

Postby Whitetailaddict » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:57 am

The first shed I ever found I was able to match up about 2 months later in Northern WI about 125yds away. Since then I have found 3 other matched sets. Two of those were laying right next to one another while the last set was found on a field laying about 100 yds apart. I would say matched sets have make up about 20-25% of the sheds I have found thus far but I also don't get out to look as much as I'd like.

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