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Old 03-01-2018, 02:14 PM   #51
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:27 PM   #52
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Me and my boys will be looking during spring break. Should be fun.
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:59 PM   #53
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the kids and I are walking every day but so far no luck. I'm not sure if bucks really hang around on our property much. Tons of doe though.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:41 PM   #54
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:09 PM   #55
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I have some extra sheds. What do you consider a “turnable set”?
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:38 PM   #56
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About 1/2 the bucks in Llano area have already dropped. About month early.
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:10 PM   #57
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Ok shed hunters , where do you look if you are really out shed hunting. I stumble across a few every year but not on purpose.
Any tips for finding them?


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Old 03-01-2018, 11:30 PM   #58
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Ok shed hunters , where do you look if you are really out shed hunting. I stumble across a few every year but not on purpose.
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Don't know where you are looking, but here we go.

Fence crossings, feeder stations, clearcuts, creek crossings, logging roads, roadways/right of ways with new browse, bedding areas are the number one spot, deer trails in general especially if a rub or scrape line is involved. Any place where 2 types of cover come together.

I put in the foot work and do a lot of walking. I usually start off riding my 4wheeler on all the roads and right of ways on my lease.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:25 AM   #59
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I make pens locally and usually advertise them on my neighborhood facebook page around the holidays and during Mother's Day/Father's Day/End of school year time frame. I ran through most of my antler stock on Father's Day and Christmas orders.

I should have been more specific in my post above. I'm looking to replenish my stock of antler by trading a pen for a decent set of sheds to help replenish my stock. Turnable would mean something with sufficient diameter to drill and turn in to a pen. Turnable would also mean that it won't explode while it's spinning 4200 RPMs when I hit it with a gouge or skew. I'm not looking for sheds that were found a few years ago and hung on a fence post that have baked in the sun for a few years. Stuff that's a few years old and has been stored inside is typically fine. I've sent a few PMs and will send to the guys above as well.

Essentially, I'm looking to trade pen(s) for usable antler for future pen projects so I can replenish my supply. I can turn your pen with your antler if it has some sort of sentimental value or I can turn pens with the antler I have left to give to you at the time of trade.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:53 AM   #60
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I make pens locally and usually advertise them on my neighborhood facebook page around the holidays and during Mother's Day/Father's Day/End of school year time frame. I ran through most of my antler stock on Father's Day and Christmas orders.

I should have been more specific in my post above. I'm looking to replenish my stock of antler by trading a pen for a decent set of sheds to help replenish my stock. Turnable would mean something with sufficient diameter to drill and turn in to a pen. Turnable would also mean that it won't explode while it's spinning 4200 RPMs when I hit it with a gouge or skew. I'm not looking for sheds that were found a few years ago and hung on a fence post that have baked in the sun for a few years. Stuff that's a few years old and has been stored inside is typically fine. I've sent a few PMs and will send to the guys above as well.

Essentially, I'm looking to trade pen(s) for usable antler for future pen projects so I can replenish my supply. I can turn your pen with your antler if it has some sort of sentimental value or I can turn pens with the antler I have left to give to you at the time of trade.
I live in Spring and our place is between Huntsville and College Station. We have found quite a few (hundreds) over the last several years that are in a container. Let me know if interested and I can get you some. Several are sheds from 170-220 type deer.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:03 PM   #61
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:16 PM   #62
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:32 PM   #63
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The only one so far.

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Old 03-04-2018, 07:09 PM   #64
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Found a set today 166 7/8”





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Old 03-04-2018, 07:11 PM   #65
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Found one side also... 73 7/8”


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Old 03-04-2018, 07:37 PM   #66
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Nice work! I’ve only found one brown this year so far.. lots of buck still with one or two horns running around


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Old 03-05-2018, 01:13 AM   #67
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Good to see that they are dropping down south!
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Old 03-05-2018, 01:42 AM   #68
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The wife found 15 sheds around our blinds, and feed pens this weekend. Only one matching set
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:32 PM   #69
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Ok shed hunters , where do you look if you are really out shed hunting. I stumble across a few every year but not on purpose.
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A few years back we were trying to figure out where to look. Fences where they cross at, around feeders, yada yada. We drove into a wheat field and there's one, there's one! in 20 minutes we found most of these in the wide open.

There sure are some mighty fine bucks that are gonna be around for next season in this thread
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:44 PM   #70
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very cool pics!
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:06 PM   #71
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I know there is a market for them but I don't know anything about what an antler is worth. How much are sheds going for? Not that I'm good enough to make any money finding them. I've found maybe 4 deer sheds in my whole life.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:52 PM   #72
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From last Saturday. Wife and I spent around 6 hours walking and hunting for sheds.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:31 PM   #73
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Found 4 monsters today, lol, atascosa county.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:30 AM   #74
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Nice sheds
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:53 AM   #75
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I make pens locally and usually advertise them on my neighborhood facebook page around the holidays and during Mother's Day/Father's Day/End of school year time frame. I ran through most of my antler stock on Father's Day and Christmas orders.

I should have been more specific in my post above. I'm looking to replenish my stock of antler by trading a pen for a decent set of sheds to help replenish my stock. Turnable would mean something with sufficient diameter to drill and turn in to a pen. Turnable would also mean that it won't explode while it's spinning 4200 RPMs when I hit it with a gouge or skew. I'm not looking for sheds that were found a few years ago and hung on a fence post that have baked in the sun for a few years. Stuff that's a few years old and has been stored inside is typically fine. I've sent a few PMs and will send to the guys above as well.

Essentially, I'm looking to trade pen(s) for usable antler for future pen projects so I can replenish my supply. I can turn your pen with your antler if it has some sort of sentimental value or I can turn pens with the antler I have left to give to you at the time of trade.
I'll be in touch if I find anything. I won't be out to looking for about another month or so, but would love one of your pens if I can find the horn. MN
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:30 AM   #76
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Scored 105”



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Old 03-09-2018, 08:34 PM   #77
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Man your on fire! 🔥🔥 Nice finds
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:44 PM   #78
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Wow! Great sheds!

Do these deer shed earlier than the native deer? Isn’t it early for your area to find sheds?
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:05 AM   #79
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Most of our native deer shed around 4/1. Most of our herd still hasn’t shed. We have just found a good number of the ones who have shed to this point.

Another 2-3 weeks and it should be really fun.


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Old 03-13-2018, 11:49 AM   #80
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:02 PM   #81
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I can't believe some of you guys are hunting sheds behind a high fence.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:03 PM   #82
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Still waiting for them to drop here at my home place.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:04 PM   #83
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Tildenhunter you need a chandelier made from all of those beauties!
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:05 PM   #84
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My are still holding for the most part here in Richland Springs. I had ten bucks at the house feeder this morning that still had both antlers and one that still had his left side.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:24 PM   #85
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Tildenhunter you need a chandelier made from all of those beauties!


Need a house to hang it in! When I upgrade in the future I will be contacting you for sure.


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Old 03-19-2018, 12:31 AM   #86
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They're finally dropping in Bosque and Hill county. Looks like most have shed on the place in Bosque but have some bucks coming to the feeders with both antlers still.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:48 AM   #87
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Most of ours that we have found. Still lots of bucks with head gear though. Some are from last season but just recovered.



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Old 03-19-2018, 09:52 AM   #88
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nice sheds
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:54 AM   #89
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Nice!!!

I always enjoy these threads.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:04 AM   #90
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Find some while turkey hunting Saturday in Atascosa county....
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:24 AM   #91
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Last find sucks!
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:57 PM   #92
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Pasture sheds, hill country.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:41 PM   #93
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WOW. Awesome deer
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:42 PM   #94
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I found no fresh sheds this weekend south of Mason. I didn't see any deer with antlers and found no sheds, so I am thinking the bucks think it is stills season and hiding or aliens have picked up all the sheds. lol

We will see in a couple of weeks when I make it back.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:53 PM   #95
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:58 PM   #96
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Man y’all are finding some hosses!

I’ve found a decent amount this year, but nothing from the two bucks I was wanting to find. I know they were hitting my plots when they dropped, but no luck. My plots are a little too high to really see good in, so I’ve about had to step on the ones I’ve found.

What do y’all do with sheds? I always just give them to the dogs. Best chew toy out there!
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:14 PM   #97
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A few I found! Man he's gonna be good next yr!
that is the best way to find those sheds.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:09 PM   #98
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Must be nice to find those things. It’s near impossible on these timber company leases. So thick!
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:17 PM   #99
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13 1/2" and 12 3/4" g2's.
G4's are over 8"s.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:58 AM   #100
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I haven't found any big boys yet this yr but have found quite a few this yr including some good up and comers.
Last two trips finds....
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