Successful (Small) Shed Hunt

width=500 It’s not quite spring, but it’s not quite winter. Warm enough for a lightweight jacket, but still cold enough that I need a hat. That can only mean one thing: It’s time to do some scouting and shed hunting. This past weekend I went out to the woods to try to score some sheds. I suppose you could say I was successful, but I have a hard time counting these. They’re a little smaller than what I expected to find. But look at the bright side, if the deer that dropped these can keep from doing anything crazy like jumping in front of a car, there’s a chance I’ll get to see them next season. . . And he’ll be bigger! My best find ever while shed hunting was a fox skull. I took it home, cleaned it up, and it still sits on my desk to this day. Anyone else out there searching the woods for any deer ivory? It’s a great way to spend a weekend afternoon and I’m curious if you’re finding signs a “big boy” might be hanging out in your neighborhood. —Ben