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Shed Antler Hunting

Darrells

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Oct 19, 2008
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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)





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



A little one.



And some more.



another little one.



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.



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

Kayak Jack

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Aug 26, 2003
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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?
 

Kayak Jack

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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:
 

oldsparkey

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Aug 25, 2003
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Wannabe said:
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
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.