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Finally!

May 3, 2013

Wow, this has been a year I’ll always remember! The winter started out mild and we didn’t have any appreciable amount of snow until late January. But then it just kept snowing! We got 50 inches of snow in APRIL, and as I type this on May 3, it’s snowing once again! Finally finding some bare ground now, although there is still plenty of snow in places. The last three times out, however, I’ve found at least one shed each time. Nothing of any size, but it’s nice to finally find some. I think I’ll be finding them into June the way the weather is going! Saturday I was done and heading back to the truck a beaten man when I happened to find a little one. I had actually found a shed in that exact same spot a while back! I think it was a real late drop. Sunday I scored 5, including a fresh matched set. Found what would have been a really big one but it was old and broken just past the brow. (I swear, I never have any luck with big ones!) Today I wasn’t planning on going, but I was in an area I had wanted to try, so I stopped for a bit. Found a fresh spike in a textbook spot under one of the few evergreens I saw today. Better late than never I guess. Glad to finally get my chance! Hoping to find some more in the next few days.

Little fork from last Saturday. I'm pretty sure I have video of this guy.

Little fork from last Saturday. I'm pretty sure I have video of this guy.

Textbook spot. The match was 10 feet away.

Textbook spot. The match was 10 feet away.

5-shed afternoon.

5-shed afternoon.

Fresh spike found this morning.

Fresh spike found this morning.

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4 Comments »

  1. Looks good to me joe! I think you may be getting spoiled going on those shed trips! Or maybe you know the shed hunting will be cutting into your fishing?! Haha

    Comment by Jack Reeves — May 3, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

  2. I like the set Joe. Maybe it’s to pay for the late fishing season. I know I’m pretty upset about that. Last week we went to our usual spot to find sheds and scoured the area, but didn’t find nothing! Good luck! Your doing great!

    Comment by Autumn in Minnesota — May 5, 2013 @ 7:20 am

  3. Hi Joe,
    Great that you’ve found some nice ones. That matched set is really pretty, in particular. Can’t believe it’s still snowing up your way. Actually, though we have no snow, it’s delightfully cool here, too — but greening up, and the poison ivy is rampant, so shed hunting is on hold until next year. Looking forward!

    Comment by Roger Hirschland — May 12, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

  4. Out of curiosity, does the recent Polar Vortex with bitterly cold temps prompt an earlier drop of antlers? It was -45 the past few days and lots of snow. I can’t wait to go looking, probably a bit early yet though.

    Comment by Michael — January 8, 2014 @ 12:57 pm


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