The Best Shed Hunting Tips

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The Best Shed Hunting Tips


Tines were sticking up not 30 feet down the trail I was walking. The party had officially started. At a fast clip, I went down the trail and scooped up a big five-point whitetail shed. Holding it in my hands, I looked it over not once, but many times. I studied the beam, the tines, the base, each and every little scratch. I just stood there, reading the shed, trying to see what kinds of stories it could tell me. After calming down, I pressed on. About 50-feet farther down the trail I found the match, and examined it just the same.

Scenarios such as the one mentioned above are what drive thousands of shed hunters across North America each and every spring. We walk through brush, along trails, under limbs, and over hills searching for antlers that have been left behind by bucks large and small. Shed hunting is a sport that has exploded in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Let's take a closer look at the sport of shed hunting, and what it means to you as a hunter and outdoorsman.

I see a lot of questions posted regarding the "where, when, and how" as they relate to finding sheds. Some folks spend a lot of time looking, but little time finding. If this is the case, it's time to figure out why you're not as successful as you'd like to be. Let's fix the problem. I'll tell you right up front that you won't find as many sheds if you're not looking in an area that holds deer during the winter months. To find as many sheds as possible, you must find the areas where the deer are staying around the time the antlers begin to drop. It may sound obvious, but nevertheless, it's an important fact to note.. To read more, click here