|My first find of the year!|
|This 5 X 5 set scored approx. 187"|
It seems late to many, but remember, we have had hard winters for almost 7-8 years running now. The bucks will tend to shed earlier when they are stressed. This year we are enjoying warm temperatures, and little snowfall, something we aren't used to lately. I do recall several years ago, 2003-2004 when mild winters (lots of rain down low and snow up high) caused the bucks to hold out longer. Well, we can probably expect the same from the elk this year. A lot of us are nervous as we watch the big one, waiting as we have for almost 3 months in my case! Maybe there is a shimmer of hope that the bitter temperatures forecast for the weekend and into the first of the week will be enough to get them dropping!
Whatever early luck I had, I've got to think it had to do with that new Shed Inc hat! It looks pretty sweet in grey, don't you think?
|Clayton Carter (right) and myself with our first finds of the season. These were found the same day in different locations|
|A couple of bucks still packing|
I'm not the only one with early success this year! Clayton Carter of Escalante, Utah stopped by the house the other day with the sheds of another buck I had been watching back in December, a very impressive typical 4 X 4 mulie that looks to have been pretty close to 30" outside width! I have also seen a few smaller 4 points on Facebook, and I have heard of some smaller buck sheds being found as well.
|He is still out there!|
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|Another shot of my first set of the year|
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