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#1 Brooklynite

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Posted March 08 2017 - 10:51 AM

There have to be places to find some nice whitetail sheds out in suffolk county. Does anybody have advice on where and when to start looking? Or tips in general?

 

I've never found anything good, but I'm not usually out in the woods in the early spring and never went out with finding antlers as a goal. This year I'd like to change that.

 



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#2 boosti

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Posted March 08 2017 - 11:19 AM

There have to be places to find some nice whitetail sheds out in suffolk county. Does anybody have advice on where and when to start looking? Or tips in general?
 
I've never found anything good, but I'm not usually out in the woods in the early spring and never went out with finding antlers as a goal. This year I'd like to change that.

In January upstate is the best time if there is no snow. Look in open fields along a fence or rock wall. In the spring Turkey season guys would find sheds.

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#3 Brooklynite

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Posted March 09 2017 - 04:20 PM

Thanks, I'm hoping to do a spring turkey hunt upstate this year, so I'll keep an eye open for them.

No good spots out in Suffolk? I guess any large public land out there will do...

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Posted March 23 2017 - 08:08 PM

i have heard that captree state park was good spot my grandfather always went there and got a bunch 



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Posted March 24 2017 - 12:32 PM

I think your grandfather meant Robert Moses State Park.  (One more bridge to cross, lol.)  Fire Island has tons of deer and some have pretty good racks.   Tons of ticks too.



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Posted March 24 2017 - 08:34 PM

My buddies golden just started bring them home one day

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Posted March 25 2017 - 07:03 AM

This is one of many heavy deer trails on my property. I hope we have one week of sunny warm temperatures to melt most of the snow.

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Posted March 25 2017 - 07:27 AM

You have a better chance of finding them early in the year. Wait too long & the mice, squirels, opossums...  will devour them.


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#9 boosti

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Posted March 25 2017 - 08:48 AM

You have a better chance of finding them early in the year. Wait too long & the mice, squirels, opossums...  will devour them.

One of the locals was out in January finding antlers. This was Upstate when most bucks are dropping them. On Long Island, I have seen them in March still with racks. As you mentioned, the sheds won't last very long.

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Posted March 25 2017 - 09:00 AM

I found this last spring during the spring Turkey season in May.

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