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300Weatherby
03-05-2011, 08:57 PM
Has anyone had much luck looking for sheds this year?

*******
03-05-2011, 09:19 PM
Wow!! I can't wait to go shed hunting, but there is 9 feet of snow in the bush here. You lucky southern folk!!!!

gon4elk
03-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Nice set of moose palms so far. Too much fresh snow lately to look for others.

Elkcrazedfrk
03-06-2011, 01:16 PM
Yep..I picked up sheds 49,50,and 51 yesterday..

Sharpstick
03-06-2011, 09:49 PM
too much snow! In fact it's coming down fast and furious as I type right now. No shortage of water this year!

Elkcrazedfrk
03-06-2011, 10:13 PM
Lotsa snow here to..Come and spring!!!

elktracker
03-12-2011, 01:37 PM
Can't pick 'em up here til May 1st, I know where I'm going to be on that day though. Have been driving by a really nice 180 class buck about once a week, he only had his left side when I saw him on Wednesday. I have seen a few small sheds laying around in the sagebrush while I was working and marked them on the GPS, I'm sure I'll start seeing a lot more after the 2 ft of snow melts.

elktracker
03-12-2011, 01:54 PM
Anyone know why the G&F only limits shed collecting in WY west of the Cont Divide? Doesn't really make sense to me.

wolftalonID
03-12-2011, 01:55 PM
I used to live in the city, drove up every weekend to see how far into the hills I could get. Every year I waited to June or later to get in. So in 09 I had a bright idea to move up to the mountain and live there so I could be closer. The only drawback, is just because I moved closer doesnt mean I can hit those hills sooner. I just get to stair out the window at the 5 foot of snow instead of a drive up to see it. :(
SERIOUS cabin fever sets in about now. All my gear is gone through, cleaned, packed, checked, held, and touched...lol
Sometimes I even put on my pack and chase the dog just to find something to do.....
So in other words, NO, I have not gone out shed hunting yet..... :(

ADavid
03-12-2011, 09:11 PM
Anyone know why the G&F only limits shed collecting in WY west of the Cont Divide? Doesn't really make sense to me.

My understanding is to make sure the animals are not being disturbed on there wintering grounds because prior to that people would chase animals with snowmobilesin early spring until the antlers fell off.

ssliger
03-13-2011, 10:15 AM
Since other states bordering western Wyoming have introduced seasons they had an alot of non residents coming to Wyoming and with the western side having so much public land it was just to hard on the Animals.We all know most of our winter kill comes from big spring snows. I live is southeastern Wyoming and there are no restrictions, and i won't go out until May 1st. I may missout on the sheds but i want to see mature animals in the fall, not dying in the spring because they kept wasting valuable energy running away from people beeting the brush looking for antlers. Hopefully there will be some left in May. I just use them as lawn decorations.

jhpam3117
03-13-2011, 10:44 AM
still waiting for the snow to thaw...should be about another week and the ground will be clear.

Elkoholic307
03-13-2011, 07:31 PM
Since other states bordering western Wyoming have introduced seasons they had an alot of non residents coming to Wyoming and with the western side having so much public land it was just to hard on the Animals.We all know most of our winter kill comes from big spring snows. I live is southeastern Wyoming and there are no restrictions, and i won't go out until May 1st. I may missout on the sheds but i want to see mature animals in the fall, not dying in the spring because they kept wasting valuable energy running away from people beeting the brush looking for antlers. Hopefully there will be some left in May. I just use them as lawn decorations.

I've never understood that.. why as lawn decorations?

T43
03-14-2011, 10:00 AM
I used to live in the city, drove up every weekend to see how far into the hills I could get. Every year I waited to June or later to get in. So in 09 I had a bright idea to move up to the mountain and live there so I could be closer. The only drawback, is just because I moved closer doesnt mean I can hit those hills sooner. I just get to stair out the window at the 5 foot of snow instead of a drive up to see it. :(
SERIOUS cabin fever sets in about now. All my gear is gone through, cleaned, packed, checked, held, and touched...lol
Sometimes I even put on my pack and chase the dog just to find something to do.....
So in other words, NO, I have not gone out shed hunting yet..... :(

Although I didn't move here from the city that pretty much sums it up. That and the last bull I saw (Saturday) was still in possession of his headgear.

BADbuckfever
03-14-2011, 04:53 PM
No point to shed hunt in southern cal.

ssliger
03-19-2011, 12:24 PM
I've never understood that.. why as lawn decorations?

I guess it's cause that's what we did growing up. My family used to go out arrowhead hunting in the red desert and when we were lucky enough to find an antler or two we just put them in a pile in the back yard. I have friends who sell them. I just put them in the front yard. I actually have a guy that lives by me that he trained his dog to sniff out antlers, he usually gets out once in a while and tries to take the freshest antlers in my yard.

BOHNTR
03-19-2011, 01:12 PM
No point to shed hunt in southern cal.

I beg to differ.......however, they are A LOT tougher to find in the steep chaparral hillsides. But I find a few each year in the So Cal mountains. Combine it with early scouting trips.

jenbickel
03-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Went out Saturday..found 30.. going back out tomorrow morning :)

Elkcrazedfrk
03-22-2011, 12:07 PM
Holy Crap..30 in one day..thats awesome..Show us your bone Jen..lol

jenbickel
03-23-2011, 10:45 AM
Here are some of them from the past couple days :)
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8089/19677710150456675340188.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/19677710150456675340188.jpg/)

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8885/19887810150453814335188.jpg (http://img827.imageshack.us/i/19887810150453814335188.jpg/)

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/5918/42899206.jpg (http://img839.imageshack.us/i/42899206.jpg/)

sjsmallfield
03-23-2011, 05:50 PM
Went out here in N California the last time I saw the sun. Didn't find any sheds. I spent more time chasing my two year old daughter than I did looking.Oh well. It got us out of the house.

UT MuleyHunter
03-28-2011, 03:01 PM
I found a 6 point elk shed on saturday!

Elkcrazedfrk
03-28-2011, 06:34 PM
Great finds. I've been watch'n several bulls that were still pack'n as of 3/24/11. Mountain has been covered by clouds and just got dumped on again so havn't been able to watch the elk. uhggg. Old man winter is piss'n me off. lol

Mtnrchr
03-29-2011, 11:13 PM
Was out this weekend and found 12 m.deer sheds and a 170 in dead head. no elk yet...

elktracker
03-29-2011, 11:57 PM
Saw about 12 bull elk today that were still sportin' head gear. Been seeing a lot of mule deer bucks with one or both still on, and a lot that have already dropped. Come on May 1st, I might have to go wander around east of the divide one of these days to see if I can find anything. I noticed the G&F put up signs all over last week letting shed hunters know about the new law.

NRS
03-31-2011, 11:35 AM
600601went out last weekend, saw about half the bulls shed off, found this nice set of last years sheds.

sticknbiggens
03-31-2011, 12:11 PM
600601went out last weekend, saw about half the bulls shed off, found this nice set of last years sheds.

man! that's a good find...good bull.

Pronghorn73
03-31-2011, 01:05 PM
In my neck of the woods elk are still packin, their usually on the ground by now. They could drop anytime. Problem is I'm not the only one watching them, It's going to be a race!

sticknbiggens
03-31-2011, 01:23 PM
still packin' here too. It's gonna be an interesting year with all the snow on the west side. May 1st can't come soon enough!

Mtnrchr
04-05-2011, 04:31 PM
was out this weekend and 10 out 11 bulls were still packin...

mntnguide
04-12-2011, 09:56 PM
Went out for a good hike today. After lots of elevation gained, ran into about 200+ head of elk, and found that the bulls are still packing. No elk sheds but I did find a deadhead muley that made the day even better.

Elk scattered all over..
http://www.eastmans.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=852&d=1302663279

Deadhead..
http://www.eastmans.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=853&d=1302663282
http://www.eastmans.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=854&d=1302663285
http://www.eastmans.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=855&d=1302663288

bigshot
04-16-2011, 10:00 PM
nice find!

Elkcrazedfrk
04-18-2011, 08:38 PM
I posted my season in the general hunting forum. Was a great year.

thump&dump
04-23-2011, 01:53 PM
Anyone know why the G&F only limits shed collecting in WY west of the Cont Divide? Doesn't really make sense to me.

I don't understand why they would limit it to only the one side of the divide. But in my opinion I think that it should be may first for the entire state as well as all states. Here in Idaho we have a few spots that are like that but I think that the entire state should be, in these areas that don't have the restriction people have been all over pushing and scaring the game and believe me, they don't need the added pressure.

*******
04-23-2011, 02:05 PM
Found some nice mule deer and whiletail sheds while I was turkey hunting. A friend of mine I know in the area has over 200 sheds this spring.