I was finally able to put some time aside on Monday to get outside and put a couple miles on my boots for an early look for some sheds. I am not currently running any cameras but have some buddies that are. For the most part their cameras are telling us that the vast majority of bucks are still carrying their antlers. But, since I filled my buck tag on October 30th, I have only been in the woods a couple times to help track deer for others. I just wanted to get out for a walk.
My few hours did not yield any shed antlers or very much for tracks in the snow but I did find a small buck skull. Thinking back over the years, I can only think of one year where I found a shed antler before finding one or more buck skulls. I find a disproportionate number of dead bucks to sheds in my area. I am hoping for a solid shed season this winter, I just need to give them more time to drop their racks.
Good luck to all this shed season!