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Question by me. Uploaded on December 31, 2009
Most people shed hunt while they are turkey hunting in april, look where deer bed and travel at
When I lived in Illinois I started around now, and didn't stop till the grass was to tall. My dad has already seen bucks of different sizes with one or both sides gone. We concentrated on food sources and bedding areas. Don't forget those little spots that never get looked at. Like the little woodlot behind the local mall( with permission), things like that. Good luck.
Any time after deer season, you cna get out and jump deer, get an idea where late season deer are wintering. Deer season is over here feb 28, so 1st of march I'll start taking Snicker out shed hunting.
with all the snow this year not for a while but i usually hit it really hard in the early spring and i am always looking for sheds whenever i am out in the woods
Bedding areas and a main travel route. Also check where they feed and travel to their and back. I always check just out of the snow so then the white racks stick out like a sore thumb on a brown background. That is usually in the month of May.
Late feb. or march. Check trails, bedding areas, briars and brushy trails, feeding grounds etc.
When the snow is gone. That way you can drive through the pasture and find them in your tires.
Depending on the snow I start around the end of this month, and hunt them into April and May.
Starting now I wait until we have a nice melt and hit the woods. The grass and other stuff is packed down nice and you can see them fairly easily.
Early spring is the prime time to shed hunt..Although you can find sheds year-round, this is the best time, now that the bucks have dropped both of their antlers by now..Now all you need to do is go out and begin scanning the woods or fields for the sheds..Look for abnormalities in a cut field or the woods as deer antlers tend to stick out with a white, jagged appearance!!!
good placed to look is on deer trails that have alot of fence crossing... lots of deer lose antlers jumping fences... i actually find most of my sheds along fences on county roads... good luck
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