Late Winter is the Right Time for Shed Hunting



Finding the right time and location, and knowing the habits of deer will lead to a bountiful collection of shed antlers.

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Buck’s Top 10 Secrets for Finding Sheds

  1. Don’t go out too early or too late.
  2. Take binoculars or a shed dog.
  3. Walk slowly and walk a lot.
  4. Look at the terrain from different angles. Crouch down and scan. Stand on a log and scan.
  5. Hunt sheds where deer feed.
  6. Hunt sheds where deer sleep.
  7. Use a sharp stick to move leaves and corn stalks.
  8. Walk deer trails.
  9. Look where deer jump over an obstruction.
  10. If you don’t see deer sign, you are in the wrong place.


To learn more about shed antler hunting, check out the March Issue of MidWest Outdoors, available the first full week of March at a newsstand near you, or by subscribing on our website.