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    Default Moose Sheds

    Looking for information on where to start seaching. If you have any idea or can think of good location let me know.

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    They are by the pig barns on Craigs list I think............lol
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    Alot of moose in the point mckenzie area and also off of the Big Lake road in some areas out by Houston. Could check those areas out. Hatcher Pass road on the Willow side can be good too.
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    it might be a tad early to go looking...

    fish and games sez.... Antlers from mature bulls are shed as early as November, but mostly in December and January. Young bulls may be seen with their antlers as late as April.
    http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/not...game/moose.php

    we have bulls in our yard every winter and it seems more like january to me. the best antler hunting i've seen is in the early summer after the snow melts up in the mountains right around treeline. also you might get lucky in the wintering grounds for moose. good luck cheerios12.

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    The trick is to find em before the mice and shrews do. They eat em for the protein.
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    i was too slow to edit the post above but i made a door knob out of a moose shed i found for the cabin. I think its pretty cool, your mileage may vary. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerios12 View Post
    Looking for information on where to start seaching. If you have any idea or can think of good location let me know.
    you have a couple parks in anchorage that have good moose populations... Kinkade??? i think is one... you want to find the area's around there they hung out in during the rut. up on the hill there behind eagle river is another good spot.. Ft rich if you can get on it... ship creek valley.
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    We left a real beauty lying right near the headwaters of Ship Creek. Its a bit of a hike, but there's ptarmigan up there, too.

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    I found 13 sides in the last month while Rabbit hunting in the willows. I trade 'em to carvers and artists. If i go before it really snows, Ill usually find 2 or 3, then they get buried. Maby half are mouse chewd and such, but carvers use 'em anyway.

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    Too early eh? This must be a figment of my imagination then or one odd looking cow...(taken about 10 minutes ago)

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    looks more broken too me...there is a stubb....
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    Yea I thought so too, but to get my flash to work I was within 10-15 feet of him. It's a horn growing back.
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    It's not broke off, so it may be all he has? For arguments sake here is another shot.....not the best....

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    I was just wondering about this as I see in the Regs book for this winter, an area 9E opening for One "Antlered Moose" that runs from Dec 1- Jan 20,

    So, is that a race against the Shed? or are they shedding apparently in late Jan down on the Peninsula?Or, maybe it's just a form of slowing the harvest a bit, younger ones even holding on til April?

    Seemed strange, having just read some of this thread so, what are your experiences with that? Worth cruising down there to hunt if all/most/ or some(?) of the bulls are losing their Antlers by early Dec??

    Haven't lived in Moose country for a long time, so have no idea, Thanks
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    Thank everyone for sharing your knowledge.

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    Default my experiences

    I've shot big bulls, 60"+ and mid 50's in mid to late Dec. I've found fresh sheds from big bulls the day after Christmas. My experiences are that big bulls will start shedding in late Dec but some can still be found in Jan. I've never seen a bull with shed antlers before Dec.
    I have seen small bulls, spike forks, with antlers still into Apr. But most are done well before that.






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    It's a spike! Shoot!

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    LOL! Mallard...He was here again today and he in fact has a nub..maybe a product of some close inbreeding....who knows!....(grin) I just found it funny I had a little guy in my yard with one horn and this conversation pops up.....Too bad the "experts" didn't find it as ironic/humorous....
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    boy i bet it would be impossible to find that little guys shed knub....i found a tiny caribou antler once...it was about 3 inches long and an inch tall....if i were still on the animal i would have came straight up out of the head for about an inch them a 90 degree turn straight back for about three inches and had two tiny little bumps on the end
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