I dont do it to often.. I use to do it all the time with not much luck.. To tell ya the truth, the 1st time I went out I found 3 and then after that I never found another one. I kinda gave up.. But I should start to do it again.. Anyone have any tips?
Here are some tips from a recent article by Joe Shead:
1. South sides of hills since deer like sun exposure in Winter (like Goose said).
2. Pine trees: minimal snow compared to other areas. Good bedding area.
3. Obviously known bedding areas
4. Sometimes instead of finding an antler, you may notice drops of blood in snow. It could be from the open wound from a recent shed. Track it and see what happens.
5. Cruise fields with your 4 wheeler.
ohh....and fence lines that separate bedding areas and feeding areas like crop fields. Oftentimes the antler will jar loose as the buck jumps the fence. That's where I found this nice shed last year....7 inch brow tines.
Note: don't worry about spooking deer this time of year. They will come back next year.