26 03, 2023

Kansas Shed Hunter Finds More Than He Bargained For–A Human Skeleton

2023-03-26T11:19:53-04:00March 26th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Hunting News, Shed Hunting|0 Comments

This story caught my eye because a shed hunter recently found human remains in the same general woods in southeast Kansas where I deer hunted (and shot a big buck) last December. According to Fox News, a man was searching for shed deer antlers in a rural part of southeast Kansas when he discovered human skeletal remains…. State and local authorities responded to the scene…near Humboldt, a small town about 110 miles south of Kansas City. Law enforcement said the remains were so badly decomposed that the age and gender of the person were not immediately apparent. An autopsy is scheduled in hopes of positively identifying the remains. Note, skull in picture is for effect only and not from the Kansas scene. [...]

14 02, 2023

Shed Hunter Finds Frozen Big Buck

2023-02-14T11:25:02-05:00February 14th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Shed Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Shed Hunter Finds Frozen Big Buck

A hunter who wishes to remain anonymous sent this story and picture. Mike: A guy looking for sheds found this buck yesterday on a farm in Illinois. I had hunted that farm and that buck for 2 years. The deer was still lying in the woods for days because the DNR had not shown up yet to look things over and issue the shed hunter a salvage tag for the rack. The dead buck is not 200 yards from a field that is visible from a remote back road. The last day of gun season was in December, and surprisingly the coyotes have not torn into the deer yet. The shed hunter didn’t move the buck, but said it looked [...]

9 01, 2023

Sheds Dropping Early: ID A Doe!

2023-01-09T09:44:34-05:00January 9th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Shed Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Sheds Dropping Early: ID A Doe!

Cody emailed the other day: “Mike, haven't found any sheds yet, but a guy doing drives with us the other week shot what appeared to be a doe but when we got to the deer it was obviously a young buck that had already dropped his antlers.” This is no big deal, an honest mistake, and most state laws about late season hunting take this possibility into account. But I use the anecdote to point out that bucks seems to be dropping their antlers earlier than usual in many areas, including here in the Virginia Piedmont. Lots more bone will fall off the bucks’ heads in the more usual shedding weeks of January, which is when late antlerless seasons are [...]

28 03, 2022

Saskatchewan Hunter Finds 200-Inch Sheds In Road Ditch

2022-03-29T13:06:30-04:00March 28th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Shed Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Saskatchewan Hunter Finds 200-Inch Sheds In Road Ditch

From our friends at North American Whitetail:  “I was driving down a road that I know has a lot of deer activity along it,” says Ryan Reddekopp. “The road ran between two community pastures, so I could pick up any sheds that I saw lying along the road.” There was a heavily used deer trail along the road, so Ryan kept his eyes on the trail and a ditch along the road the best he could. Then something caught his eye where the deer trail crossed the fence. “Something just didn’t look right,” remembers Ryan. “I originally second-guessed it, but about 100 yards after passing the spot I backed up. Sure enough, I saw a shed sticking out of the [...]

16 03, 2022

Indiana Hunter Finds Huff Buck’s Last Set Of Sheds!

2022-03-16T13:04:08-04:00March 16th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, Shed Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|2 Comments

Field report from Dean Weimer of the Big Deer Hunt Team: I was recently at the 2022 Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show measuring deer for Indiana's Hoosier Record Buck Program. I noticed a large pair of shed antlers that were tied together with a piece of blue rope on the entry table and my brain instantly thought it recognized the sheds. I'm not sure what it is, but when I see a rack or set of antlers that I've seen before, my brain seems to instantly recognize them. I don't know if there is a term for this, but I'm guessing many of you experience this also. At any rate I found out the gentleman who had the sheds [...]

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