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2021 Antlers

  • glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2024375

    Hill hiker that is an awesome shed. Really cool looking.

    waytogo waytogo i agree. since i cant find any on my own i have to live it through you guys!!!!!!! doah coffee waytogo

    hillhiker
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    SE MN
    Posts: 637
    #2024384

    I’ve been walking a lot of miles trying to match the nontypical with no luck. So just incase I don’t get to show off the matched set here’s a pic of him from last fall. Definitely one of the cooler looking deer I’ve ever come across!

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    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2024515

    I’ve been walking a lot of miles trying to match the nontypical with no luck. So just incase I don’t get to show off the matched set here’s a pic of him from last fall. Definitely one of the cooler looking deer I’ve ever come across!

    wonder if he “charmed” any ladies with that hardware!!!!! mrgreen whistling

    bioguy
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    #2024599

    Found this guy just off an island on the ice in northern mn. Kids thought it was pretty cool.

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    IceNEyes1986
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    Isanti, MN
    Posts: 1016
    #2024609

    Here’s my lame claim to fame. My buddy found this dead deer about 100yds from his property on public land. Unofficially scored 185 7/8 Non-Typical Gross. An absolute giant! Not sure how it died, guessing hit by a car as there wasn’t any sign of it being shot, but hard to tell.

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    haleysgold
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    SE MN
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    #2024619

    Nice find Ice!
    That was a dandy. It’s a bad deal when it happens but it does. Car or wounded.
    Still will make a nice wall hanger and it looks like the mice haven’t even nibbled on the tines yet.

    hillhiker
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    SE MN
    Posts: 637
    #2024623

    That’s a stud Ice! At least it was found and not left to be eaten by the mice and squirrels.

    IceNEyes1986
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    Isanti, MN
    Posts: 1016
    #2024739

    Yes, amazingly the little critters didn’t get to him. All the joints were pulled out of socket from coyotes, but he did have a cracked femur which is why we think it got hit by a car and succumbed to internal damage. Either way, we’ll never know for sure. But, it sure is a thing of beauty! Pics don’t do it justice.

    haleysgold
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    SE MN
    Posts: 948
    #2024756

    My sister lives in Colorado and I sent some pics of sheds I picked up. She asked why I could do it here, isn’t it illegal?
    I saw the article from CO that taking antlers in RMNP was illegal as if effects the natural balance of the critters that need them to eat. And, most of the towns out there have ordinances against picking them up.

    Dunno. I can’t see where depriving a few rodents from eating them would be a big deal?

    Dan
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    Southeast MN
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    #2024760

    That’s interesting…I agree, if you remove the antlers from each buck in the area from the food chain, would it really make that big of a difference?

    If they do…I hope the rodents have better luck finding them than I do jester

    Red Eye
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    #2025699

    I had heard one time it was to deter poachers from shooting elk and deer, stashing the heads and returning the nxt year to bring out their “sheds”. Not sure if true though.

    buschman
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    Pool 2
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    #2026710

    I do know out west there are seasons for shed hunting. They try to protect winter areas for the deer and elk in many areas. When opening day arrives it is crazy with people out picking shed. There is land specific areas were it is illegal. Here in MN the DNR natural preserve areas do not allow shed hunting for the reason stated above but guys and gal pull sheds off that land all the time. The DNR does not enforce this rule.

    On a side note. We seen 3 bucks in the south metro still holding both sides!!!! I am going back out today or tomorrow to check on those guys.

    buschman
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    Pool 2
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    #2026712

    National parks do not allow shed hunting either.

    hillhiker
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    SE MN
    Posts: 637
    #2026973

    That is a good point Buschman. If you want to be legal picking sheds off public in MN you do need to understand what lands it’s legal to do it on. I emailed the DNR about this a few years ago, and they said the only public land you’re allowed to take sheds from is WMA and state forest land in MN. County land varies by county. Whether a officer would ever question you on this who knows, but there are rules about this in MN.

    jwellsy
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    #2048990

    so what do you do with all those shed antlers you find??????/

    Here’s an option.

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