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Stinky moose shed, a skull, a few small sheds…

May 19, 2012

Well, the 2012 shed season was kind of the one that got away from me and I think it will go down as a tough season for a lot of people. With the mild winter we experienced, deer were less concentrated and a lot of bucks carried antlers late. I talked to a lot of folks this year who said it was tough for them. I simply didn’t get out nearly as much as I usually do, especially in April, when I usually find the bulk of my sheds. Busy, busy. I will say this, however: when I did get out, I was finding sheds. I came home with at least one antler on a lot of my trips, especially later in the season, so that was good. Usually I get out a few times in May, but it’s probably not going to happen this year. I took my last trip the first weekend in May and came up with a small shed and an 8-point skull, which is actually the only antlered skull I found this year. I did get a few small sheds on some of my more recent trips. Right now I’m still battling the moose shed I found in April. It stinks! Moose are very smelly critters and it seems I’m always dealing with them. I even power-washed one set of moose antlers and they still smell faintly. Currently my moose shed is in the kitchen, covered with baking soda. Anyone have any suggestions for dealing with the odor? Now that I’m writing this post, it makes me think I should get back out for a few walks. But the fishing has been really good lately … Until next time, Joe

8-point skull found the first week of May

8-point skull found the first week of May

 

Stinky moose shed covered in a dusting of baking soda on the kitchen floor.

Stinky moose shed covered in a dusting of baking soda on the kitchen floor.


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