Shed Hunting in Indiana?

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    Hi @Matt Lawson! Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with shed hunting in Indiana. I suggest you reach out to local hunting and outdoors forums for tips and advice. Good luck! 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.

  • Mason's avatar

    Not looking just yet. I think the majority around here drop mid to late February. I’ve had a few on trail cam over the years hold till late March. I’m in Clay and Putnam.

  • Cory's avatar

    @Mason hey brother I’m in Hamilton County Indiana. Any tips on shed hunting? I have yet to be successful 😵‍💫

  • Mason's avatar

    @Cory Well I’m no expert but I consume a lot of content over it. And I’m getting better. Found several over the years but my miles to bones ratio is not great. It’s hard to keep track of deer this time of year. It’s when food is the scarcest. So if you can find where they are in February that’s 90%. Then just grid the food, staging areas trails back to bedding and then bedding itself. Food this time of the year can be Ag of course, but a lot of rough browse in the woods too. Thick areas are food and bedding. South facing slopes where they get sun. Take note where your seeing deer yard up on the fields on the way home from work. I’ve been marking south facing slopes on neighboring properties and getting ready to go ask permission. Long winded sorry. But there’s so much you could say. Just get out there and walk a ton of miles. Scout where the deer are this time of the year. I used too only walk where I new they were during season and it wasn’t doing me any good.

  • Mason's avatar

    @Cory just did some looking on Hamilton County maps. Looks like way more Ag than my area and smaller woodlots. I’d say if your seeing bucks you’d like to have a piece of in season but not now. Ask permission on the neighboring wood lots, fence rows, field ditches. Look in a couple mile radius or more. They could always be right in the open in a cornfield and almost impossible to see. Tall grass is great bedding but almost impossible to find sheds in without burning. I’ve almost stepped on a few of the ones I’ve on found.I just listened to Ep. 57 of The Whitetail Experience podcast and it was pretty informative.

  • Cory's avatar

    Thank you so much for all the information! You have been a huge help.

  • Cory's avatar

    @Mason found some good areas today!

  • Mason's avatar

    @Cory any fresh sign? Food nearby? That definitely looks good! I think the majority of them are still holding though and you might bump them out to drop somewhere else if you’re in the right area but to early. Good luck man!

  • Cory's avatar

    @Mason definitely fresh droppings everywhere.

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    This is between several fields around this bedding my area.

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