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Old 02-28-2012, 01:13 PM   #61
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It wasn't, lol. Hoping since it's been not a bad winter the deer haven't dropped them yet. I'll keep at it, good off leash training with the pup, he's doing great, comes when called and doesn't run off.

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Old 02-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #62
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Can anybody help?? I would like to get into this a little more as I enjoy being out walking but would like some plan of attack. Thanks
Go to a spot where deer live. Walk around. Look on the ground.


In all seriousness though, look for areas that are used frequently by deer, i.e. bedding areas, paths, trails and start looking there. Go with the mindset that you are looking for just a piece of the antler. A lot of times, there will only be a portion of the antler (an inch or two) that is visible. If you are walking around looking for antlers that stick out like a sore thumb, you will miss even more. If you have the time/land/effort you can set up a bait pile under a downed tree (I've used xmas trees in the past). This way when the deer comes to eat the bait, he will likely hit his rack against the sticks/branches and hopefully knock off an antler (or both). Hope this helps
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #63
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Saw another small buck with both sides yesterday.....
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #64
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Found a chewed up but heavy shed at my hunting spot yesterday. Looked to be from last year. Was laying less than 10 yards from a no trespassing sign i installed last spring!

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #65
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Riley first shed, good two point, lol The Lodge

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #66
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Looked in some ideal spots on Saturday while walking the dogs....no luck
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:01 PM   #67
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Go to a spot where deer live. Walk around. Look on the ground.


In all seriousness though, look for areas that are used frequently by deer, i.e. bedding areas, paths, trails and start looking there. Go with the mindset that you are looking for just a piece of the antler. A lot of times, there will only be a portion of the antler (an inch or two) that is visible. If you are walking around looking for antlers that stick out like a sore thumb, you will miss even more. If you have the time/land/effort you can set up a bait pile under a downed tree (I've used xmas trees in the past). This way when the deer comes to eat the bait, he will likely hit his rack against the sticks/branches and hopefully knock off an antler (or both). Hope this helps
You guys know how to build a 'Rack Picker' RIGHT???

Find a GOOD deer trail. (or live near Mill Creek Park! "Y"-Town LOL)
Locate 2 +- 3" trees that are about 2' apart.
Get a piece of heavy (freeway type) chain link fence. 3'H x4'W.
Wrap the ends of the fence around both trees and anchor/fasten them with heavy nylon wire ties.
Pull the fence taught in a 'V' form and pound in a fence post, in the back of the 'V'.
You can throw corn on the ground in the back of the 'V' or attach a piece of black pvc drain pipe to the back of the 'V' and fill it with corn for a Drop feeder.(keep the bottom of the pipe about 2" off the ground)

A friend of mine has dozens of deer coming to his 'feeder' every night.
He's hoping for THE monster to show up!!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #68
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Went out with my 4 year old son Sunday in the snow. It was my first chance as I work 7 days a week this time of year and it was nice to get out in the woods again. We managed just over 2 hours which pleased me as I thought the 4 year old wouldn't last long. We found the left side of a heavy 10 point that had been been chewed a bit. It was also a 2011 shed so it sat there for a year without anybody noticing - which is surprising because it's a large shed and it was within 15 ft of an ATV trail & the owners have been using the trail!

Drove from Newark to Dayton yesterday mid afternoon and saw 35-40 deer...they were coming out everywhere feeding in the sunshine. Just west of Columbus I saw a tremendous buck with both sides feeding with several other deer not 150 yards of I-70. He was a BIG animal...seems like they know they are safe!!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #69
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Found the right side of the 6 point that is absolutely obsessed with trail cam. I have startrd calling him dummy he always shows up about a foot away from my cam... was a fresh one has a strip of pink in the base other the that I haven't found any other ones yet


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Old 03-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #70
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I spotted a road kill buck last Saturday on 71 just north of Polaris (I think). I saw it from the other side of the median but he still had at least one side.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #71
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I got out for an hour walk and found a nontypical side with 8 pts. Not huge, but tines everywhere with some splits.


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Old 03-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #72
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Havent had much luck last few times out....................... Anybody get lucky lately?
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #73
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Nothing, but I'll keep looking

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #74
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Only been out once so far but i did get lucky and find one that was from last year small 4 pt side . Will be getting out again soon.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #75
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I spotted a road kill buck last Saturday on 71 just north of Polaris (I think). I saw it from the other side of the median but he still had at least one side.
There were 2 on the northbound side. Just north of Polaris and just past the old weigh station. The one by Polaris had 4 points on the side still on. (stopped and checked it out) The one past the station was a small buck. Still had 1 side with 4 points.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:24 AM   #76
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I was out last week and found 1 side. I'm hoping to get out tomorrow and find the other side.


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Old 03-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #77
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I went shed hunting saturday and found 0. I saw 3 bucks with both sides of their rack still attached.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #78
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This thread got quiet. Nobody having any luck? I know I haven't. Was out two days ago shed/morel (or at least hoping for morel) hunting. No luck for either.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:40 PM   #79
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I have been out at least once a week the last 3 weeks and have only found one so far I did however see mr #1 on my hit list jump up out of a tree top with both sides still on today. As i watched him bound away i was thinking knock um both off while running through the woods as he got farther away and i thought ok ill he happy if you knock one off didnt happen lol....The waters warming up and that will soon be the priority... Shoot the plot is already reseeded and pretty plush already only reason to go in the woods will be to clean up any trees that come down and get the card out of the cams other then that I'll be fishing


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