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Shed hunting, i need help, and suggestions !!!

any advice is appreciated, thanks yall !!!

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Roy Burkhart III

Roy Burkhart III

I have walked the main travel paths of our biggest buck, cant seem to find anything. Do they change patterns during the shedding time of year? should i be looking somewhere else ?
chuckles norris

chuckles norris

I used to find sheds. Haven't found be in years.
Olivia St. James

Olivia St. James

Do you have a dog? If so you should check this website out: mooreoutdoors.net you can train your dogs to see and smell the antlers and bring them back to you. I have a little over a year old yellow lab, who I've been training with this. And we took him out yesterday and stashed some old antler sheds we had, he found them in a snap. It really works. And you will want to get out there and look for them as soon as they shed them, other wise the mice will eat them for the calcium.
none of  your business

none of your business

Look especially at feed and also at fence or creek crossings because when they jump and land it jars the antlers. Also if you realy need antlers you can make a shed trap by crossin chicken wire about five feet long between two stakes, then putting corn at the base of the fence. They'll trie and eat it then there antlers will get stuck in the wire and fall off.
Roy Burkhart III

Roy Burkhart III

Thankyall for the feed back !!! i will try these things !!!!
Zack Doyle

Zack Doyle

Shed hunting is very very difficult. Here in Southcentral Pa, the sheds disappear very quickly due to squirrels, mice, and porcupines. You've really got to spend some serious time out there looking to do well if your area is the same way. Bucks do change their patterns several times a year. During the time sheds are dropping, there are a few key areas you should start your search, and you may even have to do some scouting to find them. The first place I would begin my search is feeding areas. Find primary feeding areas, agricultural fields, food plots, etc during this particular time of the year. Make a large grid search. Also try bedding areas. Bucks spend the majority of their time in bedding areas, and although most of those areas can be extremely thick, you may have some luck there. South facing slopes will produce the majority of your finds. These slopes receive more sunlight and warmth in then winter months, and are more likely to hold bucks. Check major trails and bedding areas on warm hillsides.
Roy Burkhart III

Roy Burkhart III

Thank you Zack !!! Great info !!! i will use this for sure !!!
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