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#3064237 - 12/05/12 07:25 AM Re: How they get old [Re: BlountArrow]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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nice buck
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#3064330 - 12/05/12 08:18 AM Re: How they get old [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
BSK
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These are BlountArrow's buck pictures:



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#3064341 - 12/05/12 08:27 AM Re: How they get old [Re: BSK]
BlountArrow
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Thanks, BSK...Yes, above is the object of my obsession ;\) .
Pretty darn good for Blount County. We watched him for 2 years and haven't seen him since 1/15/12.
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#3064563 - 12/05/12 11:07 AM Re: How they get old [Re: BlountArrow]
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Very nice buck BlountArrow! Hopefully he'll make one last appearance for you this year! Anyone ever find any of his sheds?

Edited by Hollar Hunter (12/05/12 11:10 AM)
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#3064572 - 12/05/12 11:11 AM Re: How they get old [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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BSK you ever do much shed hunting on your place? Just curious if you've ever found any of them from the monsters that hide on your place.
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#3064823 - 12/05/12 02:07 PM Re: How they get old [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hollar Hunter
BSK you ever do much shed hunting on your place? Just curious if you've ever found any of them from the monsters that hide on your place.


Never have shed hunt.
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#3064866 - 12/05/12 02:34 PM Re: How they get old [Re: BSK]
southernhunter
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I don't understand with all the bucks people get on cam each year , why finding sheds is near impossible
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#3064898 - 12/05/12 02:50 PM Re: How they get old [Re: BlountArrow]
easy45
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Good one
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#3065229 - 12/05/12 06:44 PM Re: How they get old [Re: southernhunter]
geezer
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 Originally Posted By: southernhunter
I don't understand with all the bucks people get on cam each year , why finding sheds is near impossible

Thats a good question. I havent used cameras long but Ive known what lives on my place and do good to pull one or two sheds a year out of there. Im gonna approach things a little different this year and see what happens.

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#3065271 - 12/05/12 07:16 PM Re: How they get old [Re: geezer]
Wes Parrish
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Registered: 06/12/02
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Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

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 Originally Posted By: geezer
 Originally Posted By: southernhunter
I don't understand with all the bucks people get on cam each year , why finding sheds is near impossible

Thats a good question. I havent used cameras long but Ive known what lives on my place and do good to pull one or two sheds a year out of there. Im gonna approach things a little different this year and see what happens.


I have a partial answer, although it still remains somewhat a mystery to me why we don't find more sheds in TN.

1) We have more cover areas than large fields. This is very unlike the Mid-West states where sheds are relatively easy to find by simply scanning large fields with binoculars & spotting scopes. Might also add that large sheds are more easily spotted than small sheds, and these Mid-West states have more larger sheds.

2) Rabbits & Squirrels can quickly "eat" a shed once found.

3) Coyotes ---- this one hasn't been discussed much.
I think in much of TN coyotes could be a big part of the reason we find so few sheds. When sheds are "shed", they have a amazing amount of deer smell on them. A coyote can often smell them when he gets within 50 yards downwind. He'll then pick it up and carry it back to his den, where he'll chew on it for a few weeks until it's totally consumed.

Although I've found larger single sheds, this past spring I found the largest matching pair of TN sheds I've ever stumbled across. Assuming a very conservative 15" spread, he would gross score 134" as an 8-point main-frame, and would be easily identified on good trail cam pics via all the "junk" (numerous small stickers near his bases). I'm pretty sure this buck was 4 1/2 in 2011 (5 1/2 in 2012). I expected him to develop into a 140-class mature 8-pointer this year as a 5 1/2-yr-old buck, and have hunted hard trying to find him, but have yet to see him while hunting this year.

And despite my best efforts placing numerous black-flash cams around his known bedding and rutting areas, I've failed to get a single pic of him during the summer, fall, or during the rut. It's possible he died in the Spring, but he sure appeared healthy around shed time. I'll sure be looking hard for his sheds again this Spring, and if he's still alive, you can bet I'll be looking even harder for him in the Fall of 2013.

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