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Mark Kayser after a day of whitetail deer shed antler hunting with his faithful friend, Sage. (Photo copyright Mark Kayser)

Bring Man’s Best Friend and Find More Shed Antlers

Man’s best friend is also your best friend, especially if you enjoy picking up shed antlers. Think about it, antlers are just bone, albeit the most amazing bone in the animal kingdom. Can you grow a new hunk of bone annually? That bone has appeal to your best friend whether it is a trained...

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Shed Hunting is Illegal in This State!

If you’re doing a little post-season scouting, you may come upon an antler shed or two. Heck, you’ll probably be tempted to pick it up and keep it, particularly if it’s a large piece of bone that’ll elicit plenty of “oooos” and “ahhhhs” from your hunting buddies. All shed hunters know that with finding...

Now is the time in most states to look for and find shed antlers, which is a great way to get an idea of where bucks are hanging out so you can plan for next season. (Photo: Darrell Nieschwitz)

3 Reasons You’re Not Finding Shed Antlers

In recent years, shed hunting has become the biggest pre-turkey season springtime fad for hunters. The “white gold” of a buck’s shed antlers has become something to keep our desire to hunt at bay while nothing is in season. But what if you’re not finding any bone? You see all your friends flooding Instagram with...

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Big Buck Sheds Both Antlers on Film!

Hey everybody, check this out. It is one of the coolest videos I’ve seen come across my desk in a while. Jeff Enns posted this on YouTube a while ago, but we first saw it now. He writes: “Here is a mule deer buck that I have trail cam videos and videos of in...

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What’s the Deal With Bucks Shedding Antlers Early?

If you’ve noticed that some bucks seem to be casting their antlers early this year, you’re not wrong. “The overall health of the buck affects when it casts its antlers,” said Dr. Grant Woods, a deer biologist and host of the popular Growing Deer series (Growingdeer.com). “Factors like prolonged cold temperatures or an injury...

SHEDS  Leland Hinkle with a fine Oklahoma shed

Ban on Public Land Shed Hunting Fuels Mixed Responses

Social media gets crazy like a bunch of coyotes running through the woods at night but is interesting to get a gauge on public sentiment about topics, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing. Both are recreational activities that we, the hunters and anglers, take in varying degrees of seriousness. Some of us...

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Extend Your Season with Great Shed Hunting

Shed Hunting: A Guide to Finding White-Tailed Deer Antlers is the first book devoted entirely to shed antler hunting. This 160-page, fully illustrated book is an educational tool that teaches readers how to find shed white-tailed deer antlers. The book’s eight chapters discuss: Biology of the shedding process Where and when to look for...

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#ShedRally Returns as World’s Largest Shed Hunt

#ShedRally – The World’s Largest Shed Hunt, is back. Whitetail Properties is calling on all men, women and families who love the outdoors to get outside on March 12 and hunt for shed antlers and upload creative photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with the hashtag #ShedRally. “Connecting people with the...