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Deer Antler Sheds: The Fields are Full

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #3 by Lon Sherman I didn’t find any sheds today, but we went for a drive around the countryside yesterday evening and saw more than 150 deer. In fact, there were 74 in one field alone! I think they were eating scraps of last year’s soybeans. In that group, we...

Deer Antler Sheds: Found One Today!

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #2 by Lon Sherman Greetings, fellow shed heads! I covered a lot of ground today. Found a small spike and a very small half of an assumed 6-point. Feet are aching, but it was a productive day. I also found a large, dead buck that had already shed his antlers....

Deer Antler Sheds: Diary of a Diehard

Shed Hunting Guest Blog #1 by Lon Sherman Whitetail deer hunting has been my passion for more than 50 years. However, I am now equally as addicted to searching for deer antler sheds. Why? Well, for starters, hunting for shed antlers is fun and legal! Where I live (Wisconsin), sheds are legally considered “forest...

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10 Tips for Finding More Shed Antlers

Hey shed heads, want to find more antlers this year? Here are some tips from one of the World’s foremost experts on shed antlers, and D&DH contributor Joe Shead.   1. Scout: Just like deer hunting, scouting is essential to shed hunting. In winter, deer often shift from the areas they frequented in the...

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Big Bucks, Shed Antlers & Turkey Hunting

  Have you ever asked yourself this question while scouting in the winter or looking for shed antlers in spring: Can deer tracks reveal the sex of an individual deer? Hunters often disagree about whether it’s possible to identify a deer’s sex by looking at its tracks. However, some experienced hunters believe it is...