Skill 3: Scout the Drop
Timing is everything in shed hunting. You want to find bone soon after it drops, before mice, porcupines, and other hunters get their turn. If you can glass food sources from a distance, you'll know when the majority of bucks have dropped their antlers. Otherwise, visit prime food sources at midday, hang scouting cameras, and check your cards weekly. When your pics reveal a bunch of antlerless bucks, it's time to hit the woods.
Skill 4: Walk the Circuit**
When it's finally go-time, prioritize your prime areas and work out a walking plan. The first places on your list should be those easily accessible to others; shed poachers are an unfortunate reality these days, so you should hit those close-to-the road spots first. At each site, start with a quick loop through fields and open areas (where antlers are easily visible). Then slow down and work the woods, high grass, or thick cover. Some of the best antlers are found in the latter, but they aren't going to jump up and call your name.