Some snow bones

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  1. SaskGuy

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    Going to be a quiet year on the shed front I think. Last winter killed a lot of bucks so there were less antlers running around this fall. This winter has been much worse so far and I think 75% of bucks are shed out and antlers are buried. Therefore I won't be getting into them every week for the next couple months. Because winter is so ugly I started feeding them in my yard in Nov. I had 8 bucks coming in during the day and only 2 spikes and a 2.5 yr old 8 still have antlers. The best one walked in one day with one side and the next day the boys and I saw the one he was carrying the day before just across the fence from the yard.
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    You can see my house in the background and see they were excited we got one.
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    I picked up another set in the yard on the 31st and had my total up to five all off bucks I was feeding. Yesterday I took a little tour to try find more deer yarding. They are not on many fields b/c of the snow. I found heavy sign leading to an old open bin. Unfortunately shed traps like that are also predator jackpots. I found this buck they got right at the bin.
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    I almost missed the only shed there. A coyote had drug it right under the tractor sitting right there. I am sure someone has made out like a bandit at that bin.
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    I then snowshoed a 1/2 mile to a spot I could see deer from the road early in the a.m. I scooped 4 in fast fashion. This was the first.
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    # 2, the match.
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    Then another.
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    I then scooped a dink out there. I will find more there if they still drop as the snow is hard from drifting so the sheds won't fall out of sight on that field. I saw some bucks there this a.m but decided against checking it on back to back days, too much work hiking out and back to the truck. My a.m haul yesterday.
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    In the pm I ripped out on the snowmobile and found this set.
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    I then almost ran over this one.
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    Sometimes what appears to be a deer turd deserves a kick.
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    I'm not overly optimistic I'll get a whole bunch more before April as I'd be surprised more are going to fall and there are lots buried. If I hadn't been away for a week over the holidays I am sure I'd have a bunch more. Oh well.
     
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    Some great finds already, can't wait to see the rest of the year
     
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    Great images as always Kaare. Thanks for the post.
     
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    HAHA that is great. Good work Kaare...I'm starting to really get the itch to find some fresh bone!
     
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    Your slow start to a slow year is already better than what I anticipate finding all year. Nice work! I love following this thread.
     
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    Very nice Kaare! Great pictures and sheds!
    My good friend said its really bad. He had 24 sheds at this time last year and 0 as of last night. His friends are finding them but here and there. He said the moose are thicker than ever though. In his area he said they have only a foot of snow compared to last year of 3ft. He said it was -32 air temp!! Crazy
    Good luck Kaare and can't wait to see more pictures! Never gets old!
     
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    Here in the west part of the province the snow is much deeper than east or central. It was also the coolest Dec I can remember.
    It is odd that do many bucks are shed out yet I saw two real good bull moose on the 31 with antlers and they usually shed before the deer. I also saw a couple decent bull elk this am but they always hold on late.
     
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    Quite the load of bones! Congrats on your finds
     
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    Looks like your off to a good start, Awesome!...Keep the pic coming!
     
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    Sweet pile this early! thanks for posting some picts to get the blood pumping. Im in central MN and I would say that about 10% of the bucks have shed here so far. I have a camera on a standing beanfield and as of last week I saw 2 out of about 25 bucks had shed. with this arctic air coming this week it should get a few more on the ground, but we also got a foot of powder snow.

    great pictures, congrats!
     

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