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Old 11-24-2006, 11:25 AM
ScrapeMaker ScrapeMaker is offline
 
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Shed Trap?

I would like to build a few shed traps this year and need some ideas on how to make them and what works best.Pics would be nice but anything helps.
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:59 PM
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let us know how it goes good luck
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:11 AM
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My experience with shed traps are they are extremely over rated. You have far from any type of real success with them. What they do is endanger a buck of getting hung up and or injured. I haven't personally made any myself, but know of several people who have and have run across them myself. From what I've seen and heard from antler trap owners is they haven't found much for antlers, they get tore up from the bucks getting tangled and they are a good way to feed coons and they racoons like to crap on your piles of corn you leave for the deer.

Now I have watched deer at these antler traps and have never seen them hang around for very long. They will browse for a max of maybe 10 minutes and move on. Hense your best luck on finding the sheds is where they spend most the time, bedding areas. That and following the set trails the whitetail follow back and forth from the feeding areas.

I'm not saying don't build or try one, but they don't reap a windfall of bone like you would think and they are definitely a risk to the buck. I'm not so sure that the shed process is as slow as one might think. I've seen a buck that I knew and recognized, spar one morning with another buck and the next morning watched the same buck jump a fence and loose one of his antlers. If they were on the verge of falling off, I would think it would have the day before when sparring.

Either way, I hope you do well finding sheds this upcoming year. The best way is always lots and lots of foot work...
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