Noodle Match Set Shed Antler
With #ShedRally this weekend we’ve seen some awesome antlers turn up in our inboxes. While most of the Midwest had a decent amount of snow still, there were still some die-hard shed hunters out there who managed to pick up some bone, including this matched set off of a buck called Noodle in Minnesota.
Dead Heads & No Sheds
Kelsey Gese had been putting in some miles this year already but had not been able to find any sheds, just the unfortunate dead deer and skulls with antlers already removed. Her luck changed though on Saturday when she decided to quickly take a walk after doing some chores at home.
Nice Day Leads to Big Surprises
The weather was too nice for her to wait an extra hour for her husband to get home, so she walked behind the house and found a shed antler right next to the paved path! At first she thought it was a joke, but soon realized that this was where the deer shed the antler. She let her 13 week old poodle (shed dog in training) snatch it up to get some practice in and texted her husband a picture.
Kelsey continued her search for an additional 30 minutes for the other side before calling her husband. While on the phone with him, she found the other side just a short ways up the trail.
Matched Set Saves the Season
After a rough start to her shed hunting season, these great finds were enough to rejuvenate Kelsey, as they should be. They were off of a buck that they called Noodle and they’ll be able to enjoy that deer for another year.