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Racks From The Dead

Racks From The Dead

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from 2Poppa wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

If only they could talk!
Mother nature sure has quite the trophy room ...

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

He left his genes behind...

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from PAHunter89 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

This boy sure is a brute good fins shed hunting!

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from steve182 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Probably from a game farm. That looks like David Morris' daughter, from the TV hunting show Bucks of Tecomate.

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from Del in KS wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Yep, Jill and I found a 10 pointer 2 weeks ago north of Emporia KS. Nice deer but not as big as these. Pic in in my frofile photos.

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from Walt Smith wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Dang should've shot them deer when we had the chance last year then we could've had the meat too!

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from bigrackhunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

can i get a name and number on picture 4?

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from joel.sarchet wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

its very sad but i find alont of deer on my prop. but none like these

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from ikillcoyotes223 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Those are some big deer. Shame they didn't die by a hunter's bullet.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Some dandy bucks, as sad as it is not to tag these guys, it's nice to see a couple old guys go out of this world on their own, and escape the freezer.

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from dave the bowhunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

its against the law to pick up a shed in south dakota,or a dead buck with the rack

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from dave the bowhunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

is any of the other states like that

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from jgodsey wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Indiana DNR would take all of their property and a nice fine for those heads . probably shot by a poacher too scared to retrieve they are all yellow anyway I have scraped better of my boots. its a shame but its illegal to have posession of these in the state of indiana.

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from jgrab1 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

That is pure sillyness for it to be illegal to have dead sheds. The animal is DEAD for God sakes. Who cares??? If someone wants to spend the time, money, energy, etc to go looking, more power to them. They deserve to have salvage rights. And so you say "well, they will prob make money off those sheds." Duh!!! I think they call that capitalism.
Quit being so dammed mamsey pamsey and PC about everything. Lighten up, get a life and quit whinning. And oh, by the way....I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can at least spell when writing. Some those posts are so bad, I would be embarrassed to admit I did them. Do you know what "proof read" means? Y'all have a nice day now......ya heah.

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from buck hunter 17 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Why do the big deer have to die. why cant the little deer die first. Those are nice deer i would like to have got them.

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

If those aren't from a game farm, that guy has the best honey hole in the US.

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from chuck slusser wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

chuck S. to jgrab1 above Here in washington it is illegal to collect or have in your possesion any shed antler... We also have a season for collecting sheds...I am not sure how this works but I do know the fines are not funny, only the laws...I do agree with you dead is dead ,, however here this is not the case , tree huggers have conveniced the law huggers that they (sheds) are a food supply that the mice can not do without. the mice provide food for the coyotes which you can shoot, no season,no rules

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from jgrab1 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

jgrab1 to chuckS above. Tree huggers are nutso no matter what state they are in. I'm from Texas and we do a lot of dead shed stuff. With over 4 mill
deer, we better. They can be sold, traded, used in furniture, whatever. Land of the free, home of the brave and all that stuff. Don't hear much from the huggers on it either. They're too busy demonstrating elsewhere.....I guess.

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from BNP850 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

In Washington state it is also illegal to pick up any antler unless it is a natural shed. You can only pick up a dead animal if you have a tag for it. It's supposed to keep people from poaching and coming back later for the head and then claim it was a winter kill.

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from boomer1 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

what are they doing in a bath tub

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

That is a shame that they were found like that and not harvested but hopefully they left some of their offspring behind that will look very similar.

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from Derek St.Romain wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

like to get in the tub with her!

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from RiverPirate wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Looks to me like the rancher had a "bad batch" of SUPPLIMENTAL PROTIEN PELLETS

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from muskiemaster wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

i never have gone shed hunting but looks like it could be fun especially finding nice deer like these.

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from aklund wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Makes you wish you were outside rather than on the internet, huh.

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from jgodsey wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

I didn't make the law nor did I say I agree with it BUT IT IS THE LAW !

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from B Laughery wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Beautiful bucks, nice to see that Dad is bringing his girls up right.

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from Taylor Fitzpatrick wrote 5 years 1 week ago

How come I never see buck that nice while hunting?
Nice deer!

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from kyle wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

It seems kind of fishy. Look in the back ground on the pictures, huge bucks after huge bucks. Not sure what is up. To find one huge buck is one thing, but three? Not sure, has to be a game farm. Also it looks "freshly" dead, no sign of decaying. I hunt up in northern WI and less then 1 mile from my stand a hunter found a massive 9 pointer with a 31+ inch spread this pass fall(suppose to be the largest spread buck in WI). It was alive during the 2007 season. When he found the buck it was all bone. These pictures look pretty fresh. As soon as I figure out how to put that pic of the buck up I will. Also I will put a few of the bucks I've gotten the past few years (same area). Also have a few monster bears(well over 500 pounds) on game trail cramera.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

Have to get back on after I read so more about the "shed finds". To my knowledge,it is not a shed until it falls off the buck. I could be wrong, have to been know to be wrong before LOL.. It seems so "FISHY"

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from bigtravis74 wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

Here is washington there is no season to pick up sheds and not illegal to take them, but yes it is illegal to take a dead buck unless it is on your property or picked up legally with a tag.

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from Judd McCullum wrote 4 years 46 weeks ago

Why do these have to be from a game farm? Ever been to Central Illinois? Ohio? Wisconsin? There are tons of places that grow free range deer like this easily. I won't say these are a dime a dozen where I'm from, but it'll take more to surprise me. Don't get me wrong, if I see a bruiser like this in the woods I shake like everyone else. Be reasonable when you make accusations of things you haven't got all the info on.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

To find these in the same area with the hide and eyes still entact, to me the group had no more tags and left, shot them and came back a couple weeks later and claimed them as "SHED FINDS"

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from Judd McCullum wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Could be Epizotic Hemorrhagic Disease. We had a terrible bout the deer season before last and it left dead deer everywhere. The coyotes wouldn't even touch them. I picked up a fawn in august that had died much earlier. It was intact and dessicated as if someone had freeze dried it. The two bucks on the outside of the first pic are common finds during turkey season, anyway. Nothing to whoop and holler about.

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from bigrackhunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

can i get a name and number on picture 4?

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from steve182 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Probably from a game farm. That looks like David Morris' daughter, from the TV hunting show Bucks of Tecomate.

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from joel.sarchet wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

its very sad but i find alont of deer on my prop. but none like these

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from ikillcoyotes223 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Those are some big deer. Shame they didn't die by a hunter's bullet.

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from dave the bowhunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

its against the law to pick up a shed in south dakota,or a dead buck with the rack

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

If those aren't from a game farm, that guy has the best honey hole in the US.

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from chuck slusser wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

chuck S. to jgrab1 above Here in washington it is illegal to collect or have in your possesion any shed antler... We also have a season for collecting sheds...I am not sure how this works but I do know the fines are not funny, only the laws...I do agree with you dead is dead ,, however here this is not the case , tree huggers have conveniced the law huggers that they (sheds) are a food supply that the mice can not do without. the mice provide food for the coyotes which you can shoot, no season,no rules

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from aklund wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Makes you wish you were outside rather than on the internet, huh.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

It seems kind of fishy. Look in the back ground on the pictures, huge bucks after huge bucks. Not sure what is up. To find one huge buck is one thing, but three? Not sure, has to be a game farm. Also it looks "freshly" dead, no sign of decaying. I hunt up in northern WI and less then 1 mile from my stand a hunter found a massive 9 pointer with a 31+ inch spread this pass fall(suppose to be the largest spread buck in WI). It was alive during the 2007 season. When he found the buck it was all bone. These pictures look pretty fresh. As soon as I figure out how to put that pic of the buck up I will. Also I will put a few of the bucks I've gotten the past few years (same area). Also have a few monster bears(well over 500 pounds) on game trail cramera.

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from 2Poppa wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

If only they could talk!
Mother nature sure has quite the trophy room ...

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

He left his genes behind...

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from PAHunter89 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

This boy sure is a brute good fins shed hunting!

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from Del in KS wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Yep, Jill and I found a 10 pointer 2 weeks ago north of Emporia KS. Nice deer but not as big as these. Pic in in my frofile photos.

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from Walt Smith wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Dang should've shot them deer when we had the chance last year then we could've had the meat too!

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from idahooutdoors wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Some dandy bucks, as sad as it is not to tag these guys, it's nice to see a couple old guys go out of this world on their own, and escape the freezer.

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from dave the bowhunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

is any of the other states like that

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from buck hunter 17 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Why do the big deer have to die. why cant the little deer die first. Those are nice deer i would like to have got them.

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from jgrab1 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

jgrab1 to chuckS above. Tree huggers are nutso no matter what state they are in. I'm from Texas and we do a lot of dead shed stuff. With over 4 mill
deer, we better. They can be sold, traded, used in furniture, whatever. Land of the free, home of the brave and all that stuff. Don't hear much from the huggers on it either. They're too busy demonstrating elsewhere.....I guess.

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from BNP850 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

In Washington state it is also illegal to pick up any antler unless it is a natural shed. You can only pick up a dead animal if you have a tag for it. It's supposed to keep people from poaching and coming back later for the head and then claim it was a winter kill.

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from boomer1 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

what are they doing in a bath tub

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

That is a shame that they were found like that and not harvested but hopefully they left some of their offspring behind that will look very similar.

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from Derek St.Romain wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

like to get in the tub with her!

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from RiverPirate wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Looks to me like the rancher had a "bad batch" of SUPPLIMENTAL PROTIEN PELLETS

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from muskiemaster wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

i never have gone shed hunting but looks like it could be fun especially finding nice deer like these.

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from jgodsey wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

I didn't make the law nor did I say I agree with it BUT IT IS THE LAW !

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from B Laughery wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Beautiful bucks, nice to see that Dad is bringing his girls up right.

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from Taylor Fitzpatrick wrote 5 years 1 week ago

How come I never see buck that nice while hunting?
Nice deer!

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from kyle wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

Have to get back on after I read so more about the "shed finds". To my knowledge,it is not a shed until it falls off the buck. I could be wrong, have to been know to be wrong before LOL.. It seems so "FISHY"

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from bigtravis74 wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

Here is washington there is no season to pick up sheds and not illegal to take them, but yes it is illegal to take a dead buck unless it is on your property or picked up legally with a tag.

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from Judd McCullum wrote 4 years 46 weeks ago

Why do these have to be from a game farm? Ever been to Central Illinois? Ohio? Wisconsin? There are tons of places that grow free range deer like this easily. I won't say these are a dime a dozen where I'm from, but it'll take more to surprise me. Don't get me wrong, if I see a bruiser like this in the woods I shake like everyone else. Be reasonable when you make accusations of things you haven't got all the info on.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

To find these in the same area with the hide and eyes still entact, to me the group had no more tags and left, shot them and came back a couple weeks later and claimed them as "SHED FINDS"

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from Judd McCullum wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Could be Epizotic Hemorrhagic Disease. We had a terrible bout the deer season before last and it left dead deer everywhere. The coyotes wouldn't even touch them. I picked up a fawn in august that had died much earlier. It was intact and dessicated as if someone had freeze dried it. The two bucks on the outside of the first pic are common finds during turkey season, anyway. Nothing to whoop and holler about.

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from jgodsey wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Indiana DNR would take all of their property and a nice fine for those heads . probably shot by a poacher too scared to retrieve they are all yellow anyway I have scraped better of my boots. its a shame but its illegal to have posession of these in the state of indiana.

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from jgrab1 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

That is pure sillyness for it to be illegal to have dead sheds. The animal is DEAD for God sakes. Who cares??? If someone wants to spend the time, money, energy, etc to go looking, more power to them. They deserve to have salvage rights. And so you say "well, they will prob make money off those sheds." Duh!!! I think they call that capitalism.
Quit being so dammed mamsey pamsey and PC about everything. Lighten up, get a life and quit whinning. And oh, by the way....I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can at least spell when writing. Some those posts are so bad, I would be embarrassed to admit I did them. Do you know what "proof read" means? Y'all have a nice day now......ya heah.

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Take a look at the racks on some bucks recently found dead in the Midwest. It's a bittersweet find, but at least the animals are honored by shed hunters.

Whitetail 365 blogger Scott Bestul sent in these photos. Click here to weigh in on the subject of harvest racks from dead deer.

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