They're starting to fall

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They're starting to fall

Postby SwampStalker » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:26 pm

Heard of a few sheds being found. Also, a couple guys i know with half rack pictures on camera. This buck lives behind my work and dropped one side on the 20th. The big side in the picture of him dropped last night, gotta go look for it.

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Postby hunter_mike » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:53 pm

Nice finds!
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Postby SwampStalker » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:19 am

Thanks mike, i wasnt able to get the other side. A co worker beat me to it. Suprised to see them drop so early.
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Postby PAbowhunter » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:18 am

My dad found 4 sheds in three days out here in Pa. one was and awesome set. Couldn’t believe it.
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Postby SwampStalker » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:31 am

Was that all this season pabowhunter?
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Re: They're starting to fall

Postby Lockdown » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:38 pm

Pretty sure I saw a 3.5+ yr old shed buck in SD tonight. Huge neck and no headgear
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Postby PAbowhunter » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:43 am

SwampStalker wrote:Was that all this season pabowhunter?

December 19,20,21. He doesn’t even hunt, just likes finding sheds.
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Re: They're starting to fall

Postby dan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:07 am

I got a pic of a shed buck and a one antlered buck last week. The early ones start dropping every year around here in early to mid December. But some hold thru april. Its a wide variance. Usually a bitter cold snap, or a big deep snow will get them dropping faster. Anything that stresses them.
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Re: They're starting to fall

Postby SwampStalker » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:37 am

Stress is defiantly a trigger for them to drop. Once the bucks testosterone levels fall, it weakens the tissue at the pedicle, causing them to drop. I would imagine just like humans, testosterone hormones and stress levels go hand in hand.

I wondered but never looked into it:...... I always noticed bigger bucks typically shedding first. Obviously the weight of the antler itself would cause more stress at the connective tissue causing it to fall sooner than a smaller rack buck. Comparatively to humans i would imagine that a older buck would naturally produce less testosterone, possibly causing it to shed sooner? Not sure at what age a bucks testosterone would start to naturally decrease. My guess would be 7, but rarely does a buck live that long.

Probably has nothing to do with it, just something i was thinking about. It is probably more individualized on the particular bucks hormone levels and when they decrease to the level at which the tissue weakens. Also, how he deals with late season stresses like scarce food sources and hunting pressure.
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