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    Anybody go shed hunting? and how do you go about it?



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    You walk around the woods looking for sheds ?
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    The ones with dual doors are dangerous. This one time I was able to sneak up to one at Lowes when the doors swung open and nearly took my hand off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droppixel View Post
    You walk around the woods looking for sheds ?
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    The ones with dual doors are dangerous. This one time I was able to sneak up to one at Lowes when the doors swung open and nearly took my hand off.
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    Personally, I'm more into garage hunting than shed hunting. J/k I do shed hunt when I scout for turkey spots. I usually start in late Feb. or early March. The best places I have found for sheds is along fences, creeks, etc. Any place that deer are likely to jump over an obstacle, or have a steep climb or descent. The jolting action will make them drop antlers. Most commonly I'll find sheds within 10 yards either side of said fence/creek. I know of some people that put up 5 gallon buckets of corn, with wire bundles above them to grab the antlers as the deer eat. Me, that's too much work for sheds. lol However, sheds are a GREAT way to find out what deer survived the hunting season in your area. I've found several sheds for deer I didn't even know were in my hunting area. Secondly, I'll follow deer trails to find sheds. Usually find more in the thicker brush than along field edges, but they can drop anywhere. I've found a few sets over the years that just made me wonder what the deer were doing out in the wide open. Found a 170 class full shed out in the middle of a pasture. It was from a deer I had never seen, and never saw. If you do find a single antler, keep looking in that area, as you'll usually find the other half within 40-50 yards. I always do a circular sweep when I find one nice side.
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    After Dad started this thread I was just waiting for the above responses. LOL

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    Ok serious time. Only been out past few seasons to look and found 2 in my first trip. Didn't manage to find any last year. One was a complete luck of the draw, sitting next to a tree on an old beaten path. Small shed and rodents had gotten to it, so I expect it was maybe a year old. The other I found wasn't too far off a fence and that is where I have focused in the past seasons. Like mentioned above, any where they have to cross or jump is a good place to look. I also have been told to check east and south facing slopes, primary sunning/bedding spots during the winter. Start at the bedding areas if you know where they are and follow the trails they use to get to the food. That is my plan for my next trip, hopefully this coming weekend.
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    Nope, Hutch. Must be getting old or lazy. Ain't had the steam to make my wife go out looking. (I can type this cause she ain't looking )

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    Wear full camo with face paint, use shed calls.
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