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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.
DATELINE: Colorado - FORT COLLINS: — Wildlife officials say a man who fought off a young mountain lion on a northern Colorado trail killed the animal by suffocating it. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the man was running alone near Fort Collins when the lion attacked him from behind after the movement apparently triggered its hunting instincts. The runner, whose name hasn’t been released, fought off the cougar, hiked out of the area after Monday’s attack and drove himself to a hospital. He suffered facial cuts, wrist injuries and puncture wounds to his arms, legs and back. On Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the investigation confirmed the man’s account that he suffocated the animal. According to reports, the cat was less than a year old and weighed about 80 pounds. Reports also said it tested negative for rabies. The attack comes after state wildlife officials announced they recently trapped and killed five mountain lions in the Glenwood Springs area after residents reported aggressive behavior by the predators. Glenwood Springs is located about 220 miles southwest of Fort Collins.