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May 12, 2013

I’ve been kind of itching to get out after some moose sheds. I usually start looking in mid-May. This year with the late snowfall, I didn’t know if that would be possible, but we found some bare spots. My girlfriend Dawn and I headed out to try our luck over the weekend. Dawn got things rolling right away when she found a gorgeous whitetail shed! This thing is a stud! 6 scorable points, plus a sub-legal kicker on the G-2. It rough scored 64 inches and I think this deer is very young. 2 years old or 3 at most. This is a very special buck. He has the genetics to be a Booner if he can live a few years. The shed was one or two seasons old but untouched. We had quite a dry spell, but in the last hour, I managed to come up with a moose shed that is also a year or two old. This one got hit by squirrels a bit, but not terrible. I’ve never tried restoring an antler, but I might try it with this guy. Wouldn’t take much to have him looking pretty nice. We were pretty stoked with our finds. Dawn’s deer is a very special antler. Not many like that out there. And any moose makes my day. We were thrilled to head back out again today. Dawn showed me where she had found her deer shed yesterday. The area looked a lot more moosey than deery, but you can’t argue where they lie. I ended up finding a medium-sized deer antler. Again, it was old, but untouched. Later, I found a moose antler that I thought may have been a match to yesterday’s, but it’s not, although it looks similar. This one got hit by squirrels a bit too. It looked like Dawn was going to get skunked, but late in the day she came up with an old 4-point deer shed. We were pretty happy, although it took a lot of walking for the sheds we got. Couldn’t help wondering where the matches were. Dawn looked HARD for the match to her deer shed and I hoped to find the matches to my moose in the nearby area, but couldn’t. And where were the fresh moose sheds? Plenty of sign. Still a great weekend. I’ve also found quite a few deer sheds lately, but just didn’t have the time to post. Looks like I’ll be shed hunting around here into June. Excited about that! As a side note, Roger, if you’re reading this, my e-mails to you are bouncing back AGAIN, although I got the ones you sent about moose and wolves.

Joe

Dawn's awesome whitetail!

Dawn's awesome whitetail!

Our weekend tally. 3 deer and 2 moose.

Our weekend tally. 3 deer and 2 moose.

A couple moose sheds, but they're not a match.

A couple moose sheds, but they're not a match.

Because why not?

Because why not?


3 Comments »

  1. Great photos and terrific finds. Way to go for both of you! Thanks for the post. Hope there are more coming.
    Very sorry your emails are bouncing back. Can’t understand why. I’ll try you again to test the system.

    Comment by Roger Hirschland — May 15, 2013 @ 7:37 am

  2. These are great finds! Congrats to you both. Your lucky to have such a pretty GF that goes out into the woods with you.

    I haven’t found any sheds since February but have found about 75 morels this year. And lots of snakes this year for some reason.

    Comment by Michael — May 20, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

  3. Joe are you still with us die hard shed hunters? miss your comments and stories!! and of course the photos of your finds.

    Comment by brian — January 12, 2014 @ 11:28 am


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