Kansasbowhunter 2012 shed thread

Discussion in 'Shed Hunting Conference' started by kansasbowhunter, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. kansasbowhunter

    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    To everyone that has had positive comments on my thread.... I want to thank you for everything.... I really believe that this is a great web site and becuase of that I have had a thread for the last 6 years detailing my shedding seasons... I know that a lot of you Iowans don't want to show your season for fear of poachers and other hunters.....

    It is a little different for me in that I only really know a hand full of Iowawhitetail members and trust that they will not take advantage of me posting my findings.....

    Again, you are all a class bunch and I feel fortunate to be able to post my seasons....

    Mark...
     
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  3. kansasbowhunter

    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    Did some serious walking today (at least serious for me....) Walked 5.36 miles and all I found was a marijuana grow site and a shovel..... I thought I would score big today but did not find a damn thing.... Had 2 of my buddies walking with me today and they each found a shed....

    This is a nice 5 point side that I bet will score in the upper 50's.... I have not put a tape to it yet but it is a nice piece of bone....

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    Bob also found a smaller 4 point side and we were too far apart for me to get an ATL....

    Here is a group shot of both sheds when we finished....

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    All in all it was a good day of walking for this old man!!!!!

    2012 totals: 30 sheds, 84.48 miles walked, 50.59 hours walked...

    Mark....
     
  4. kansasbowhunter

    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    Got out for another walk today.... Things are slowing down for me due to shedding pressure.... I ran into another shedder today which is real discouraging. Did not find any sheds today but I did get a lot of good exercise....

    2012 totals: 30 sheds, 89.04 miles walked, 53.16 hours walked...

    Mark....
     
  5. kansasbowhunter

    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    Got out for another walk this afternoon.... Walked just over 2.5 miles and picked up 2 dinks.... The first time this year that I left my camera at home sitting at the computer so no ATL's....

    2012 totals: 32 sheds, 91.61 miles walked, 54.38 hours walked...

    Mark....
     
  6. Full Draw

    Full Draw One nation under God

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    Mark, I'm curious. I remember you mentioning you walk a number of farms over and over. How many total acres are the farms you walk?
     
  7. kansasbowhunter

    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    Fulldraw, I am not really positive.... Of the core properties that I shed hunt I would guestimate 2200 acres.... There are other parcels that I walk but don't walk very frequently.... Of the 2200 acres I bet I focus on a total of about 500 acres as what I would consider areas with high potential.... The 500 acres are where I find 60-70% of the sheds that I find each year...

    Remember, these are all #'s off of the top of my head.....

    Great question....

    Mark....
     
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    Lookin' good, Mark! Keep on truckin'! :way:

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  9. kansasbowhunter

    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    Got out again yesterday and walked a new piece of property.... Came up empty handed.... Today I am going to hit a horse farm that I walked earlier this year... It is usually one of my better spots....

    2012 totals: 32 sheds, 93.93 miles walked, 55.50 hours walked...

    Mark....
     
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    Mark, our numbers are very similar in terms of hrs, sheds and miles. Our seasons are almost mirroring each other. Good luick on the horse farm.
     
  11. kansasbowhunter

    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    Kaare, that is cool hearing that our #'s are similar.... I always wonder what other shedders do as far as miles walked and hours walked..... Makes me scratch my head knowing that I am about at 100 miles for the year.... Maybe my wife is right....:) Maybe I am a little off balance...:)

    I hit the horse farm this afternoon and walked just over 3 miles finding a total of 3 sheds.... One was a real nice 5 point side.... Won't score real high (probably in the mid to upper 50's) but has good mass and is pretty cool looking....

    The first side that I found was a old 4 point side....

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    As I was putting my camera back in my fanny pack I looked to my right and saw this laying roughly 30 yards away...... This is the cool 5 point side....

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    Lastly I found this dinky 3 point side....

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    All in all it was a good walk....

    2012 totals: 35 sheds, 97.16 miles walked, 57.58 hours walked...

    Mark....
     
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    Good looking sheds!
     
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    Awesome finds!! Congrats.
     
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    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    I put a tape to the 5 point side I found today and it scored 59" even....
     
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    ikndoit Shed Huntin Fool!

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    Wow..nice finds!
     
  16. Full Draw

    Full Draw One nation under God

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    Mark, the only thing that is "off balance" is the fact I don't have that kind of time (or acreage) to walk. I thought 100 miles was pretty amazing too. Good for you man!
     
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    Dang you must be retired and in damn good shape? I probably put in 5-6 miles last weekend and was a hurting unit. Usually switch to the 4 wheeler after awhile.
     
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    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    Dwkeese, I usually try to walk each night/afternoon.... Right now I am between jobs and have a little excess time on my hands....

    Most of the parcels I walk are within 25 minutes of my house....

    Mark...
     
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    Nice finds!!! About time for a new pair of walking boots!
     
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    Pretty good time to be in between jobs! You ever make it out to western ks? A lot of the guys I talk to around here head that way for bird hunting.
     
  21. kansasbowhunter

    kansasbowhunter Shed Head!!!

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    The last couple of years I have traveled to north central Kansas to do some shedding.... I know some farmers around Scott City out in western Kansas, they have all invited me out to do some shedding and I simply have never taken them up on their offers... They also have some giant muleys around Scott city....

    Mark...
     

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