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sheds from same buck in same bed

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:57 am
by ghoasthunter
how many people have found sheds in beds from same deer year after year

Re: sheds from same buck in same bed

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:57 am
by Bowhunter4life
Never found them in the exact same bed but I have found them in the bedding area. I know of one off the top of my head I found in the same bedding area on back to back years from same deer. They were roughly 75 yards or so apart from one year to the next but the deer was definitely using the same cover to bed in.

Here it is a big matter of what type of weather we are experiencing. Have had a couple mild winters and the deer don’t seem to stack up as close to the food as they do on these years where the weather has been pretty cold. Lot of the deer are laying close by to the best food in the area. Pressure really falls off after muzzleloader goes out so the last two weeks of season the deer are not nearly as pressured. That’s just around here. Lot of variables from one place to the other.

Re: sheds from same buck in same bed

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:02 am
by Bucky
After 4yrs of age... most bucks core area (bedding) tends to shrink IMO. Buddies and I have found up to 5yrs of sheds on the same buck. Many we have followed for 2-3yr range.... 4-6yr old

Re: sheds from same buck in same bed

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:54 am
by mainebowhunter
Bucky wrote:After 4yrs of age... most bucks core area (bedding) tends to shrink IMO. Buddies and I have found up to 5yrs of sheds on the same buck. Many we have followed for 2-3yr range.... 4-6yr old


What is you guys experience with big sheds with heavy mass...see them carry one side for awhile or because of he weight do they tend to shake them off and be close to the first? Shed weighs close to 3#.

Spent 2hrs this morning looking for matching side. Buck is 6 or 7. No sheds in his beds. The one side I found was 60yds from a food source, 60yds behind someones house. What worries me is the shed was on a trail headed to their back yard and when I followed, I found apples. If the shed fell in the persons yard, no way they would have missed it. I may be knocking on their door.

Re: sheds from same buck in same bed

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:55 am
by mainebowhunter
ghoasthunter wrote:how many people have found sheds in beds from same deer year after year


I find sheds in beds....but I am not much of a shed hunter. But I am finding sheds on the same area of the property for 3 seasons now.

Re: sheds from same buck in same bed

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:31 pm
by ghoasthunter
Bucky wrote:After 4yrs of age... most bucks core area (bedding) tends to shrink IMO. Buddies and I have found up to 5yrs of sheds on the same buck. Many we have followed for 2-3yr range.... 4-6yr old
I'm finding the same all are real remote mountain and swamp bucks. beds are bullet proof any wind beds.

Re: sheds from same buck in same bed

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:36 pm
by ghoasthunter
mainebowhunter wrote:
Bucky wrote:After 4yrs of age... most bucks core area (bedding) tends to shrink IMO. Buddies and I have found up to 5yrs of sheds on the same buck. Many we have followed for 2-3yr range.... 4-6yr old


What is you guys experience with big sheds with heavy mass...see them carry one side for awhile or because of he weight do they tend to shake them off and be close to the first? Shed weighs close to 3#.

Spent 2hrs this morning looking for matching side. Buck is 6 or 7. No sheds in his beds. The one side I found was 60yds from a food source, 60yds behind someones house. What worries me is the shed was on a trail headed to their back yard and when I followed, I found apples. If the shed fell in the persons yard, no way they would have missed it. I may be knocking on their door.
I have found fresh big sheds in snow and tracked the buck close to a mile before he dropped his other side both sheds were about 55 in of bone a peice