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Old 03-23-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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This past week we found a PILE of sheds. Only two of our named deer. One was of a 4 1/2 yo that I thought would go low to mid 60's. He was a little smaller than that, guessing off one side. He'll probably bump 160. Not disappointed because he has tremendous potential to blow up, especially since he has just been on protein for a little over a year.

The shed in the pic is off one of about 3 deer that I REALLY wanted to find. I had this deer in the low 80's. We thought he could have gone as high as the upper 80's. He was a deer that we were worried about with all the hog hunters out and about. I was really glad to find the shed. That means he made it at least this far. He's a 4 1/2 yo typical 10. He's been on protein since he was a tyke and I predicted a couple years ago that if he stayed on protein, he could be the biggest typical 10 killed off this unnamed ranch. LOL

When I saw the shed and picked it up, I wondered how I could have missed him so badly. Didn't look like a 180. However, when I put the tape on him, his beams bump 28 inches. He's 32 in mass, not bad for such a wide deer, and he has potential to get heavier. His brow is broken off, but it was a solid 5 incher. His 2,3,4 will go right at 30 inches. He's a solid 25 inside. Down should be 114ish. Up, right at 70. He'll easily go 180.

He shows signes of a little nontypicalness. Possible drop, possible kickers from tine bumps, one sticker at base. Also shows signs of a 5 on the right side. The right side may be a little better, but this deer will have very few deducts. My favorite all time deer.

My grandson is modelling the shed. This deer comes off the side of his head at about the angle Mailman is holding it.

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Old 03-23-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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Nice find!
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:57 AM   #3
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wow. that is a monster.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
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Excellent find there John. Kaitlynn and I did a little shed hunting yesterday and found a lot of bone some from this year and some from previous years. Not any like the one you have but a few decent ones. I will start a new thread after I take some pics of them.

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Old 03-23-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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We have a lot of deer with full racks still. As of three days ago, we have a wide 170 that has both sides. We also have a 170 that lost his Feb 27. So, the search continues. Only problem is the dang ticks. They are BAD.

We found a lot of old sheds. Probably 3 times as many as this year's sheds. The grass is so low that it helps the white horns stand out.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:17 AM   #6
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nice find doc! Did y'all run over any mailboxes?
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:22 AM   #7
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Mailman didn't go, so the mailboxes were safe. LOL
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:29 AM   #8
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Nice shed! We found a set from a 3.5 year old that was missing 4+- inches on each beam, a G4 that was 6+- inches, and two more extras and still scored 145 2/8!

I'm going to start looking real hard next weekend, I'll post some pics of our find. I'm also going to attempt to pull the dead buck out of the creek, i just hope he doesn't stink too bad.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:39 AM   #9
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good find-----------
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:09 PM   #10
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Good find Doc! I'm headed south on Wednesday and I can't wait!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:15 PM   #11
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cute kid!

loves me some bend in the tall tines and the mass to the tip


thanks!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:20 PM   #12
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Great find Doc
We have found a few but none of the better deer yet
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #13
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Justin, get your mom to help. Some more mother/son bonding....and vomitting. LOL

I'm still waiting for a couple of my nasty big boar heads to dry out.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:07 PM   #14
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nice
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:03 PM   #15
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Very Nice
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:08 PM   #16
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Yep, that is a good'un Doc!!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:16 PM   #17
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very nice
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:22 PM   #18
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Nice shed.

You right on about those ticks. I would gather up a bunch of them down there. Hopefully the new ranch isn't that bad. Going this next weekend to work and do a little shed hunting.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:37 PM   #19
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Sweet. With it being so dry, they are easier to find this year. Helps to keep an eye out for them rattle bugs as well.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:38 PM   #20
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Nice find.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:24 PM   #21
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Nice find!
To bad you couldn't stumble across the other.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:42 PM   #22
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wow! nice find!
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:19 PM   #23
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We'll continue looking over the next few months. It would be nice to find both sides, but at least one side helps us confirm our estimates. We'll know if we were high, low, or spot on. He'll probably get another year, depending on what he does this off season. IF he grew into the 90's, it would be tough to not shoot him at 5 1/2, if he stays a clean 10.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:24 PM   #24
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At our place in Ft. McKavett, we found a dozen young sheds but the more mature deer still have their head gear...the ranch foreman saw 2 that were 135-140 and both still had their antlers....
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:27 PM   #25
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woohoo hes a big booger!
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:56 PM   #26
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Nice find Doc!
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:11 AM   #27
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Neat, I'm looking every weekend. Found a few nothing above 130-35 on a military reservation. Found a small 4 point from last year this last Saturaday.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:07 AM   #28
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That is a darn good looking shed. Should make for a dandy of a deer this fall.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:36 PM   #29
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Very nice shed. always excited to find them
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:02 PM   #30
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The ones we find don't even come close to that. Very nice.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:03 PM   #31
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nice job great find
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:15 PM   #32
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Good shed keep looking there might be a bigger one out there.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:53 AM   #33
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Nice finds Doc! Makes me want to get back out there is afternoon and start looking more. Found my first matched shed set yesterday but they are probably 2 years old at least and have been chewed pretty heavy.
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