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    Sheds!

    It's that time of the year here in Arkansas. The bucks are starting to drop! I will be looking from now till May and will post pictures of all that I find! Anybody else care to share their finds?

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    Won't see any sheds here until at least March.
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    The rut doesn't happen here until late January so no sheds until April.

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    ive never understood the whole timeing of shed dropping. ive found fresh mule sheds end of december but in same area i seen bucks carry head gear into april. large and small. allready found 1 small white tail shed last week.

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    Went today, found nothing but an old truck. I don't know what year it is I'm thinking it is close to 100 years old!

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    Still nothing, but I'm looking!

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    One more month for me then I'll chime in.

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    Saw about 6 bucks here today with their horns still on.

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    From my understanding of Whitetails, their shedding of antlers is somewhat localized based on several factors, those of which that include; stress, nutrition, and new growth. Of course mule deer and elk are different but I would guess they follow a similar pattern.

    For example; a perfectly healthy deer "should" not drop their current set of antlers until their new ones are starting to grow. Rut stress, winter stress, predator stress and poor nutrition could cause them to drop early. I would also guess localized genetics could cause them to shed early/later as well.

    I usually do not find sheds until late March, but I have seen them shed as early as late Dec and as late as June.

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    Still a goose egg on sheds, did get some squirrels though!

 

 

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