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Deer Antler Sheds: Biggest Racks of All Time

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #13 by Lon Sherman If you look for deer antler sheds long enough, you’re bound to find some big ones, weird ones and even some matched sets. I’ve been fortunate to find all of the above over the years, including these dandies. Of the hundreds of antlers my son, Lance, and...

Deer Antler Sheds: Inside A Shed Hunter’s Truck

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #11 by Lon Sherman You know, shed hunting is really no different than deer hunting … or turkey hunting … or any other type of hunting. Want proof? Just look inside my truck! Yes, it seems as though we hunters get a little obsessive when it’s hunting season. We focus so...

Deer Antler Sheds: Awesome 8-Point Set

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #10 by Lon Sherman Today was a slow day for me, but my friend sure hit the jackpot. He was out looking for deer antler sheds in a patch of big-woods timber about 25 miles north of where I was shed hunting. After coming across an area with abundant deer sign,...

Deer Antler Sheds: A Perfect Match

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #9 by Lon Sherman It took some time — and a lot of miles of walking — but my son, Lance, found the matching antler shed to the deer we have nicknamed “The White Horned Buck.” We have been watching this deer for several seasons. He will be a real dandy...

Deer Antler Sheds: Look at These Cool Finds

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #8 by Lon Sherman Wow, great weather to look for sheds. The thermometer in the truck said 75, but the weatherman said it was officially 70. Whatever, it was a glorious day to be out and looking for sheds! My son, Lance, and I hit it hard. We spent a half-day...

Deer Antler Sheds: Phone Calls Leads to Find

 Shed Hunting Guest Blog #7 By Lon Sherman I just spent a solid three hours walking, looking for deer antler sheds. My travels took me to  a spot where I always find at least one or two sheds. This year, there was very little evidence of buck activity from last fall (i.e. rubs and...

Deer Antler Sheds: Frozen in Time

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #6 by Lon Sherman Found one old shed today and collected 21 gallons of maple sap … almost didn’t make it out of the woods! Tomorrow could prove interesting. My son and I put in 2.5 hours of hard looking — this pursuit is not all glory. I saw a...

Deer Antler Sheds: Binocs Help Find One

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #5 by Lon Sherman I was walking near a cornfield today and saw something about 75 yards ahead of me in the snow. It didn’t seem right, so I put up the binoculars. At first glance, I thought it was some cornstalk refuse, but I decided it warranted further investigation....

Deer Antler Sheds: Start Them Young

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #4 by Lon Sherman My grandson and I had a good day of shed hunting Sunday after church. He found the remains of what I think was a doe, while I found a nice set of matched sheds next to each other — only about the 10th time I have...