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  • What are some good shed hunting tips? I went out, followed some heavy paths under low branches and didn't find anything. Any adv

    What are some good shed hunting tips? I went out, followed some heavy paths under low branches and didn't find anything. Any advice would be great.

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    Some people do not have the eye for shed hunting. There have been many times I have basically walked over a shed and had the person I was with find it right afterwords(and visa versa).
    -I suggest slowing down and taking your time. As far as location goes focus on where the deer have been spending time. Look along any heavily used trails and where they feed. Sure, low hanging branches etc. can knock the antlers off, but it is generally a thicker area which makes the sheds harder to spot. Shed hunting is not easy, keep trying.

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    • #3
      I agree with JM, it's not easy even for an experienced person, so keep at it. One problem could be that you're simply looking too late, as it sounds like you've been out recently. Later in the year the vegetation grows up and makes them much harder to find, and if you have a high number of rodents (squirrels and mice especially), they can literally eat the antlers down to nothing.
      Make sure you look around all the well-used bedding areas, or anywhere the deer spend a lot of time just "chilling", as that is where I find the bulk of my sheds, rather than on trails.
      One of the biggest myths in about shed hunting is that "you should look at every fence-jump and ditch crossing you can find". BULL, I've been shed hunting most of my life, and out of the dozens of sheds I've found, you know how many were at one of those spots? ONE! I know, theoretically, those kind of spots would be good, but in practice, at least for me, they aren't, so don't go out of your way to look at them.

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      • #4
        I went shed hunting and found a antler with in 10 minutes. I as lucky. Some good tips are to take a antler and throw it on the ground, you get a feel for what you are looking for.
        Also look for places where they bed, and dense cover. I found my second antler in a pach of ground brush almost like a compost pile. Really you just have to be in the right place and cover a bunch of ground.

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        • #5
          travel slow and focus on what you seek,have fun while looking,watch for artifacts,deer tracks or the flip of a tail as you move.other useful things may be a spot to hunt later.

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