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    doesn't matter what you're hunting, as long as you're out enjoying yourself and getting after it, thats what counts. Good Luck!
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    Hey everyone, let the fun begin. I'm the odd one out as I hunt the northwest corner of Montana and spend most of my hunting time in still hunting/calling mode. Archery season is currently in progress, and although my primary goal is to fill a once in a lifetime moose tag, I have spotted a few nice bucks in my journeys. If not for the moose tag, I would normally be concentrating on elk at this time of year. My deer hunting is mostly a November venture, but I usually also put in a few days deer hunting during archery season. It is supposed to snow this weekend with temperatures getting down to the low 20s and that might get the critters moving. You never know how the season will play out. Good luck to all and be safe.
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    Indeed Chris! Time to have some fun. For the sake of camaraderie lets get out first names out there. fly: Frank Maine Hntr: Chris mrswtnhunt: Catrina Elkoholic: Sorry - I forget. My season starts October 1st and I'm hunting my own private land for the first time. I put in for several public ground draw hunts every year and this is the first time I haven't been drawn for any of them. All my cards are going to be played out on 32.5 mostly wooded acres in the bluffs of the Mississippi. I did manage to get a 1/2 acre food plot in and it's looking decent for a first year. I also have 4 bucks I would shoot on camera and 1 that is my main target I've named Mule because of a forked G-2. Attached are some pics of the deer I'm after. Good luck everyone!
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    Alright guys and gals, good luck this season. Looking forward to some cooler weather and sitting in a tree. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    He is one of two "keepers" that frequent my property, but I only ever get nighttime pictures. I do know where his bedding area is and I might try to waylay him if he continues using the same ridge top.
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    Good point[emoji2357] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lots of time folks come on here wanting some advice on how to find shed antlers. I thought I'd make this a sticky post so that anyone with questions would have a nice, easy way to look at some advice .... FIND WINTERING AREAS One of the best ways to get started is to find wintering areas that the deer are spending their time in. Look for where they're yarding up, and key in on the best wintertime food source available. Keep note of this spot. Be sure to have your binoculars with you, and glass for half-racked bucks. Once they start showing up, you know that shedding has started to take place. TIMING IS KEY After you've witnessed enough wintering areas and half-racked/bald bucks, you should have a feel for when the majority of deer drop their antlers. If you're still unsure, check with a local wildlife official or your closest DNR office. I like to stay out of prime areas until I know most are dropped - the problem with this, however, is that some folks may beat you to some antlers if you choose to wait and other shed hunters are present in the area. PLACES TO CONCENTRATE YOUR EFFORTS I find fewer sheds in the food source itself, but many folks find a lot there. I find mine on trails that lead from the bedding areas to the food sources. I like to look for south-facing slopes and areas with larger beds. WALK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BIG ........ .....sense of confidence. You'll spend more time walking than finding shed antlers. You HAVE GOT to keep confident and don't start doubting your success. The more frustrated you get, the shorter attention span you'll have as you walk. Speaking of walking: Walk slow, and be sure to check your backtrail. Check everything that looks like a shed, even if you're sure it's not. You may just be surprised! I use what I call the "Three Inch Rule", where you don't look for any more than three inches of antler at any given time. Too many times folks expect to see the entire shed laying there but that's just not going to happen as often as you'd like. Look for any unusual curls, things that just "look out of place". STAY HYDRATED AND BE SAFE This may sound like a no-brainer, but carry enough water that you won't get dehydrated. Carry some snacks for energy. I like to carry miniature Snickers candy bars with me, they seem to work great. Carry a whistle with you when you go, and preferably a cell phone. Let your loved ones know where you're going. If you follow these tips, I think you'll be more successful finding shed antlers come springtime. Each shed you find will give you memories to last an entire lifetime. Good luck and have fun!! -Jody Hadachek
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