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Postby Stretch » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:41 pm

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Barrett and I went for a little walk today. He found five sheds and dead buck. I only found one shed walking behind him.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby flitecontrol » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:00 pm

Nice. When I lived in Iowa, previous residents placed sheds around the house's flower beds. It helped protect the flowers from getting beat up in high winds.

The farmers hated sheds; they would ruin very expensive tractor tires easily.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby orhunter » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:43 pm

Ya got some beauties there.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:28 pm

Stretch, awesome finds.
do you care to share how you trained Barrett to find sheds . Forrest
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby Stretch » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:44 am

I just played fetch with him in the yard a couple evenings with a fresh shed. Then I hid a couple in some tall grass and told him to find a bone. He did the rest himself. I’ve been very lucky with how easy he has been to train. Really haven’t done any training he just had from go and he wants to please and I follow along.
Drahthaar1108 wrote:Stretch, awesome finds.
do you care to share how you trained Barrett to find sheds . Forrest
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby Stretch » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:02 am

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This was last year at about 6 months old.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby Libertyrocks » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:17 pm

Just wondering what you do with the sheds?

I know some pet stores sell them for quite a bit. I’d let puppy teeth chew on the sheds, but I worry about cracking the adult teeth.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:02 pm

Stretch, Thank you. Forrest
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby carramrod » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:06 pm

Libertyrocks wrote:Just wondering what you do with the sheds?

I know some pet stores sell them for quite a bit. I’d let puppy teeth chew on the sheds, but I worry about cracking the adult teeth.


My 5 year old always has one he's chewing on around the house. Wife hates it because she's tripping over it.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby Stretch » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:43 pm

Couple of sets found by Barrett.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:07 pm

You two are killing it!

Spud brought me this one a few days ago. Unfortunately I discovered the buck had gotten hung in my pasture fence and died. It was a stud of a promising 2.5 year old buck that had run all over the farm this past fall/winter.

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I gave Spud a small fresh shed to teeth on when he was a baby. He ground it to a nubbin over time and loves to chew on them when I let him. I have mixed feelings about it as I fear he may break a tooth. So far he seems to go at it with enough moderation that it has not happened yet.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby JONOV » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:54 am

AverageGuy wrote:You two are killing it!

Spud brought me this one a few days ago. Unfortunately I discovered the buck had gotten hung in my pasture fence and died. It was a stud of a promising 2.5 year old buck that had run all over the farm this past fall/winter.

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I gave Spud a small fresh shed to teeth on when he was a baby. He ground it to a nubbin over time and loves to chew on them when I let him. I have mixed feelings about it as I fear he may break a tooth. So far he seems to go at it with enough moderation that it has not happened yet.

That's amazing mass. Bummer about the deer getting hung up.
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby Stretch » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:04 am

Not to bad of finds
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Re: Shed hunting

Postby TSAMP » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:48 pm

2 Year old PP out this past weekend in Iowa. Perfect time to go looking for antlers
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