Deer Season Ends and Shed Season Begins!
As the deer season ends, it is time for a recap of the great fall. This season gave us many exciting hunts, filled with numerous encounters with once in a lifetime deer. We had 13 tremendous kills this year with the average score of the deer harvested being 161 inches. Our hunters had almost 90% opportunity of harvesting deer over 140 inches, unfortunately we had 8 animals wounded that we could not recover and 3 more hunters missed (sorry guys). We also had several awesome young deer that our hunters passed to be future giants. Scary (good scary) what next year is going to be like.
In early January, we started to notice a few of the bucks were shedding their horns. The weather was so brutal through January and February that we weren't able to start shed hunting as early as we would have liked. However, the first shed we found this year was huge, an 82 3/8 inch right side to a typical 10-Point deer we know very well. We found the other side a couple of weeks later, it measured almost the same at 81 3/8. Soon after finding that set, we found another matching set of sheds that belong to a giant 8 Point that has been on the property for 7 or 8 years now. A truly great start to this shed season.