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A guy that was hunting in the same camp as I was found this 70+ incher the friday before gun season started. It had 6 inch bases and is a mainframe 5 (the G4 is hidden behind the curve of the mainbeam) with a kicker on the G1 and another on the G2. It got everyones blood boiling in camp to know that buck dropped his antlers in the area we were hunting and everyone was hoping to get a chance at that buck this year.

But as always, those big old bucks aren't easy to kill and don't get that big being stupid. I am crossing my fingers for a chance at something like that during muzzle loader season!!!

...not to mention it got me pretty excited about the up coming shed season that will HOPEFULLY be here before I know it!!!!!!!!!!!

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GIGGITY!!!:eek:::eek:::eek::

A good friend of mine found a good one at the Nuke Plant 2 days ago...

:mad2:I WANNA FIND A SHED!!!:whinging:
 

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[rquote=1484593&tid=103762&author=Doubleshot75]Awesome shed!!

So Bio, your post has me wondering something. Which do you like to do more....... deer hunt or shed hunt? I know I don't have the ability or patience to shed hunt the way you do!

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I can't speak for bio but I can tell you I still love hunting deer, but I will admit I get pretty pumped up seeing bucks in my area that I am not ready to shoot, thinking about how that its another possible set of sheds to find!
 

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[rquote=1484561&tid=103762&author=SHEDHEAD]I WANNA FIND A SHED!!!:whinging:[/rquote]

I second that!!!!
 

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Bio I really wish that guys would have shared a general location bc I would really hate to know we were so close to finding that thing. Then again I bet the old warrior held onto it until after our 25mile weekend!
 

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[rquote=1484593&tid=103762&author=Doubleshot75]Awesome shed!!

So Bio, your post has me wondering something. Which do you like to do more....... deer hunt or shed hunt? I know I don't have the ability or patience to shed hunt the way you do!

:whiteflag:[/rquote]

Man, that is a hard question to answer! I would say if I could only pick one or the other to do for the rest of my life, hunting would win hands down, but there is just something about finding and picking up a shed. I love the fact that you can bring home an unlimited number of sheds and there really is a huge rush involved in finding them. I would have to say the feeling I get when I find a big ol' shed is almost as adrenalizing as harvesting a good buck or any deer for that matter. I am addicted to the rush, that's for sure!
 

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I know no one asked me but I wanna chime in!!

Bowhunting is far and away my very favorite non family passtime. Hands down. To me though, shed hunting is an extension of that. Plus it's a good way to get out and do some post season scouting, find artifacts, and find dead deer that didn't make it thru the winter for one reason or another.

The main thing though is the scouting aspect. Sure it's nice to find a shed, but two of my more successful stand locations are in spots that I discovered while shed hunting. If you are like me you don't spend much time scouting during season because you feel like you need to be in a tree and are afraid to tromp around too much during season. Once season ends and I start shed hunting I find rub lines, scrapes, and trave routes that I didn't know about. That really pays off.
 

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I CANT WAIT FOR SHED SEASON!!!!!!!

Im glad there is a Muzzleloader season until 12-29! I need something to keep me occupied until sheds are droppin.
 

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[rquote=1486009&tid=103762&author=archer66]I know no one asked me but I wanna chime in!!

Bowhunting is far and away my very favorite non family passtime. Hands down. To me though, shed hunting is an extension of that. Plus it's a good way to get out and do some post season scouting, find artifacts, and find dead deer that didn't make it thru the winter for one reason or another.

The main thing though is the scouting aspect. Sure it's nice to find a shed, but two of my more successful stand locations are in spots that I discovered while shed hunting. If you are like me you don't spend much time scouting during season because you feel like you need to be in a tree and are afraid to tromp around too much during season. Once season ends and I start shed hunting I find rub lines, scrapes, and trave routes that I didn't know about. That really pays off.[/rquote]

I can definitely agree with the scouting aspect of shed hunting. The majority of the areas I shed hunt I don't (or can't) bow or gun hunt, but I have learned a great deal from shed hunting by seeing and understanding the way deer utilize their habitat, and a lot of it will hold true on the areas I do hunt. In the 5 years I have been shed hunting I have harvested my top five bucks in my 20 years of hunting, and I think I owe some (or all) of that to the knowledge I have acquired from shed hunting. When you spend hundreds of hours and walk hundreds of miles through prime whitetail habitat, you are going to learn a lot from it.

OK, I have to stop talking about sheds so I can go back to focusing on filling my muzzle loader tag! :D

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[rquote=1486209&tid=103762&author=SHEDZILLA]I CANT WAIT FOR SHED SEASON!!!!!!!

Im glad there is a Muzzleloader season until 12-29! I need something to keep me occupied until sheds are droppin.[/rquote]

You and me both!!! The best of luck in both seasons to ya!

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[rquote=1484764&tid=103762&author=Whitmore44]Bio I really wish that guys would have shared a general location bc I would really hate to know we were so close to finding that thing. Then again I bet the old warrior held onto it until after our 25mile weekend![/rquote]

I can tell you he found it in one of the CRP areas because he was talking about how he "seen it through the tall grass etc." He was camping where we were in March, but driving to another location to hunt. I have a pretty good idea of a general location, but nothing real specific. I'll shoot a U2U at ya.
 

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[rquote=1486363&tid=103762&author=Marine95]Bio,

Were they talking about you in the QDMA magazine I got yesterday?[/rquote]

Was it about teaching the "Living with Whitetails" program QDMA developed? If so, it just might have been me. I guess I better get a hold of that mag! I have been saying I was going to renew my membership for several months now and keep forgetting. I guess I better take care of that ASAP!
 

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[rquote=1486370&tid=103762&author=BioBuck][rquote=1486363&tid=103762&author=Marine95]Bio,

Were they talking about you in the QDMA magazine I got yesterday?[/rquote]

Was it about teaching the "Living with Whitetails" program QDMA developed? If so, it just might have been me. I guess I better get a hold of that mag! I have been saying I was going to renew my membership for several months now and keep forgetting. I guess I better take care of that ASAP!

[/rquote]Yep, "Living with Whitetails", thought it had to be you. Keep up the good work!
 
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