Well, before we get to the totals.  Here is a close-up of two of the skulls we picked up on the final hike of our shed hunting trip.

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Danny’s big 7.

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Allan’s 11 (adding the broken brow).

But here is what you’ve been waiting for.  The group shot at trip’s end.  Remember I set 40 as a reasonable goal for sheds picked up.  Well, we broke through for the goal + 3.  43 sheds made the trip home to North Carolina and Alabama.  In addition to the sheds, we collected 12 sets of antlers off of dead bucks. 

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Pretty outstanding numbers if you consider we shed hunted 14 hours over the course of 1 1/2 days.  Legs were sore and thighs were scratched (I’ll buy a pair of briar pants one of these days), but the trip was a great time spent with my dad and 2 great friends.  We keep raising the bar every year, so only another 12 months to see if 2010 can upgrade the numbers a fourth year in a row.