Yes, I definately believe shed hunting has really helped me get on big bucks in the archery season.JohnPro you always pile up the big sheds man!
Just curious if it’s led you to big buck during the season....i.e. have you correlated any over to seasonal sightings or patterns? Asking because it seems their patterns change a ton this time of year.
I pulled 8 cams on two separate properties on Sunday and a ton of bucks had already lost. There were two half racks and only two decent bucks in full rack and a few spikes. Most of the bucks here have shed and I am gearing same from friends.
I spend a ton of time in the woods in offseason and have very few sheds to show for it. I am not shed hunting though....looking for deer sign over anything.
In the bigwoods most of these deer are using the same food sources from September until March
In 2018 i found an area that was destroyed with buck sign, consequently I managed to pull 5 antlers out of it as well, I swore I would come back
next 2 years the oak didn’t produce and the sign was minimal, well 2020 it produced and I managed to see 8 bucks and 15 doe in all day sit. I killed my biggest buck to date which was a 145 2/8 s 11 point
I have many spots like that now that are quite cyclical and depend on food, and shed hunting has really opened me up to the importance of food
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