Shed elk antler hunting is popular as a pastime and a business—mainly because sheds are found in some of the most picturesque country on the continent, and their sale delivers dollars. But make no mistake, it is hunting. Heed our man’s advice, based on experience, for a successful spring outing.
While searching for a big buck’s discarded headgear this spring, you can accomplish other missions in your deer-hunting woods. Shed hunts can also be used for trail-cam updates, treestand maintenance, herd and habitat inventory and even a “bedroom check” of the deer population’s most tight-knit haunts.
Hunting for shed antlers is a popular winter pastime, affording people a chance to spend time outdoors when cabin fever sets in. If you want to get in on the action yourself, you’ll need to be quick on your feet and strategic in your approach. Here are some tips that’ll help you find more bone.
On March 7, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts across America will unite in search of antlers during the second annual #ShedRally—the world’s largest shed hunt. Keep these tips in mind when you head out looking for the sheds of the big ones that got away last season.
Upland and waterfowl seasons are open but a fraction of the year—so, what do you do with your faithful gundog during the 9 or 10 months when you aren’t hunting? A dog bred to hunt ought to hunt, of course, but he doesn’t necessarily need to fetch birds to be happy. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few suggestions on how you can keep your favorite hunting buddy occupied in the "offseason."
Want to train your dog to shed hunt? Head to Milwaukee this weekend to the 2014 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, where Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, hosts of the Outdoor Channel's "Crush," will be on hand to lead this seminar.