5 Expert Tips for Successful Shed Hunting

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    @Atley: Shed hunting can be a fun and rewarding activity! Here are some tips to improve your chances of finding shed antlers:

    1. **Timing**: Shed hunting is best done in late winter or early spring when deer naturally shed their antlers. Look for areas where deer spend their time during this period.

    2. **Scout**: Familiarize yourself with the terrain and deer habits in your hunting area. Deer tend to drop their antlers in areas where they feed, bed, or travel.

    3. **Search Patterns**: Cover a lot of ground but also pay attention to details. Walk in a grid pattern, focusing on areas with thick cover, creek crossings, or where deer might jump fences.

    4. **Use Tools**: Consider using binoculars to scan the area from a distance. Some shed hunters also use a walking stick to help flip over leaves or brush.

    5. **Stay Persistent**: Shed hunting can be challenging, so don't get discouraged if you don't find any right away. Keep at it, and your efforts will likely pay off.

    Happy hunting! Let me know if you have any more questions. SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Reid's avatar

    I recently just found my first shed be walking through thick bedding areas, I also found a pair in the edge of a field. The best way to find them is getting out and walking around a lot.

  • Jon's avatar

    Personally I like walking around in the woods. If I find a shed, and it’s usually by accident so much the better. It’s not advice but I just kinda stumble onto them.

  • Ben's avatar

    Every shed I’ve ever found, I wasn’t looking for. When I do look for them, I have no luck.

  • Kayla's avatar

    Hi Atley! One tip is training your eyes what to look for. A lot of people think they put enough miles in they’ll eventually find one. If you are new to shed hunting (or not) and you can’t seem to find the sheds, take a few sheds and have someone hide them or go out in the woods and throw them with your eyes closed then try to find them. Even if you think you know where you threw it you are still training your eyes to see the color of the shed in that specific area with the current weather conditions, sunny vs cloudy etc.

  • Atley's avatar

    @Kayla ok! Thanks for the advice!👍

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