All of us avid deer hunters spend our off season thinking of ways to better improve our success for the upcoming year. The lucky ones of us that are able to get back out in the woods are able to check on signs that are an important factor to help us know what is happening in our hunting area. Checking on coyote population is a growing concern in most areas now days with our predators growing to a nuisance degree. Checking trail signs & winter feeding areas are important things to look for so we know exactly what is attracting deer to our areas. But one of the best benefits to being out there is finding sheds.
What is shed hunting some ask. Each year male deer have a drop in testosterone level & when this happens they shed their antlers, only to start growing a new set right away. Many hunters take to woodlands every spring looking for these antlers that our elusive bucks have left on the ground.
These can be used for many things such as knife handles or lamp stands that are decorating many cabins across the country. This is a great winter or springtime challenge as stated in this article in the
Maine Sunday Telegram or check out one of the better articles I have discovered with 21
different shed hunting tips that will help you better locate antlers in your hunting area.
For all of us we know the main thing is to enjoy our experience outdoors and remember it’s not always what you find that is important but more so the adventure you have had.