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Shed Antler Hunting

Discussion in 'Shooting , Hunting , Air Rifles , Bows & Arrows' started by Darrells, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Darrells

    Darrells Well-Known Member

    Wife and I took off to the lease for a day of messing around and shed hunting. We looked for quite a while without any luck. We moved to my bow stand and took off separate directions. I wasn't really watching where I was going and walked into this before I noticed it. (notice the eyes)

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    My .17 was back in the ranger so I yelled for her to go get the Ranger and come over to me.

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    A little one.

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    And some more.

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    another little one.

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    I am positive there is more in this den, and we are going back next weekend to find them, but this is what we ended up with.

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    Moral of the story is wear your snake boots and watch where you are going (even in short grass).
     
  2. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Michigan has rattlers more the size of those smaller ones, Massasaugas (Mass-a-SAW-gas). Not generally aggressive. A puzzlment to me is that, several islands in the Great Lakes have them on. How, or WHY, would they venture out several miles across open water?
     
  3. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    They are really good swimmers and a lot of folks are not aware of that. :oops:
     
  4. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    They are really good swimmers and a lot of folks are not aware of that. :oops: Down here paddling the backwaters ( swamps ) it is not unusual to see one swimming along looking for a better hunting ground or just traveling.
     
  5. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    When you see a snake swimming in the lake, cast your lure behind them if you want to catch a bass. Bass have been known to follow swimming snakes. They are probably thinking. Can I eat that or not?
    Bob
     
  6. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    I know they can swim, but to launch blindly into that cold water of a Great Lake isn't something to to be done on a whim or a dare.

    And, in these cases, they went from a mainland to an island with more limited resources. Maybe, they started a religious colony? :wink:
     
  7. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    YEP.... If one is following a snake . I found that a floating black worm with a red tail works really good to get a Bass to hit it. Guess they think of it as a appetizer before the main meal. It also works really good in a bunch of Lilly pads and especially if you snake it from one pad to the other.
     
  8. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    D,
    How many belts and hatbands can you get out of those?
    Bob
     
  9. Darrells

    Darrells Well-Known Member

    Several.
     

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