Shawn, Nate and I headed out today to do a little shed hunting. It seems like this year the deer have dropped early because of the stress caused from all the snow and harsh weather we have had this past moth. Not only did we pick up a dozen sheds, we found 4 matched sets and I picked up the left side to Junior, a buck that I have been watching for several years now. We decided to give him the free pass this year since he was only a 3 year old and man did he make it tough! At close to 165″ he made it extremely painful multiple times this season, walking by at 40, 30, and 25 yards on 4 different occasions this season. Man, am I glad we let him go. Can’t wait to see what he turns into next year!
Unfortunately when shed hunting we sometimes come across this. This is a deer we called The Basket 8, an awesome 2 year old. During November I probably passed him up on 5 different occasions including an awesome decoy encounter. Its a shame that we won’t get to see what he could have grown into, but thats part of it…
Get out there and find some bone!