3. Look for its mate. If you find one, its mate might be nearby. Once you find one start walking bigger, and bigger circles around where it was, you may just find its mate. Or if you are lucky, they might be sided by side.
4. Bino’s and Boots. Yes, you will burn some calories here. Shed hunting gets you outside and into nature. After you find your first shed, you’ll realize you’ve learned about the animals and their habits. And my favorite part is that its good exercise, too. It’s easy to get 10-12 miles or more in a day and not even realize how much you walked. The ground is usually a spring muddy mess so boots are a must for keeping your feet dry and warm. I recommend the Muck Boots from Girls With Guns. (I actually wear these boots every day. They are great for checking cows, walking the dog, yes I even wear them across slushy parking lots, and into the grocery store. Also, Binoculars are a great tool to carry with you they will help you cover more ground faster. You can see for sure if the “horn” you see is a stick, sage brush, or the real deal. Sure, if you’re glassing a hayfield or sage brush hill, you might miss a few small sheds, but antlers of good size can be easy to spot.
5. Sunshine makes us all happy. In some cases, deer, elk and other animals are like me, (most humans) they like to soak up the sun. When looking for sheds in the thick trees and dark timber, focus on openings along south-facing slopes, they like to soak up the sun too. And don’t forget a little barrier balm to protect your pretty face. If you are going outside for any amount of time you should be wearing Conqueror Cream on your face. Conqueror Cream was made for women who love being outside. It contains many natural SPF oils and ingredients like zinc and carrot oil to shelter your delicate skin from the sun, wind and elements.
6. Take your dog. A good retriever can learn to hunt sheds easily, and decrease the time it takes you to cover ground, saving you some time and energy while burning off some of their energy. I enjoy doing anything with my husband and chocolate lab, this is a great way to go for a walk together, so even if you come up empty handed it’s a good day. Click here to see Sherri Trivisonno a ReelCamo Girl Brand Champion give tips on shed hunting with your dog.
7. Want even more tips? See Shed Hunting Tips and Benefits by Browning Trail Cameras on Huntress Views website.
by Cammi Balleck