Where, When and How to Find More Shed Antlers

 

One of the more enjoyable late-winter activities for me is getting out with friends and family hiking in search of shed antlers. I wish I was fortunate enough to scour every square inch of the properties I hunt in search of them, but time just doesn’t allow that, and sometimes those pesky rodents beat me to them. I’ve learned a few things over the years to focus my efforts or to increase my odds of finding sheds, especially when time doesn’t allow you to cover entire properties.

It may seem oversimplified and to many is common sense, but focus your efforts looking for sheds where deer spend the bulk of their time in the winter and early spring and on days your success will be the greatest. Winter food sources, winter bedding cover and in between the two is where you need to be. Also, I typically wait for the ideal weather conditions to search to increase my odds. Here are a few tricks I’ve picked up over the years on where and when shed hunting has worked for me.

 

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