Looking For Sheds

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by spm26191, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. spm26191

    spm26191 New Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Mexico, MO
    I would like to hear from you shed hunters about the best way to find them... other than shed traps. I have lots of deer on my place and I know at least some bucks made it through the season, so how do I go about making the best use of my time when looking. I have walked miles and miles over the years looking and only seem to find sheds when they go through my tires. :confused:
  2. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    get a dog,for best results

  3. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    What is some good techniques to train a good dog?
  4. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I guess my advice would be to scour any rublines, thickets or other places that deer need to squeeze between or duck under to get through tight places. Keep an eye out for recent deer movement and focus on those areas. Ditches, fences or other obstacles that deer need to jump over to negotiate can be a good place too because jumping and landing can jar antlers loose.

    Seems like I know a guy that finds a good'n every year near a shrub cedar copse on his property.
  5. swamp_fever

    swamp_fever New Member

    Feb 4, 2006
    I guess it's time for me to get a dog :D

    I found this double mainbeam shed here in Alabama on 1/31/06 in a pine thicket,suprised it was in such good condition for being a spring 05 shed.
  6. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    The latest issue of North American Whitetail magazine has a good article about shed dogs...
  7. 10pointer

    10pointer Senior Member

    Nov 10, 2003
    St.Charles CO
    theres no guaranteed places to find sheds. I find mine in all sorts of places. But i do find alot around food plots, creek crossings and fencelines. But ive also found them sometimes on trails, and near bedding cover. What im trying to tell you is look at those places but its going to take a tonnnnn of walking and alot of time out in the woods and fields to find them. Sheds can be in almost anyplace possible and i havent found a surefire type of habitat to find bunches of them.

    So are they dropping yet? Ive been waiting out this little cold spell since im sick and the weather is cold. Now if they were all dropping right now u'd betta believe id be out there, but im just waiting for word on the BIG drop.

    If anyone would like to go shedding one of these days let me know, because id like to go with someone other than myself all the time. Heck id even find em for ya and not keep em;)

    Good luck everybody? And post them pics "as they lay" if possible!

    oh and directions to the site and gps coordinates would help too:D:banana:
  8. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    i don't know how to train them,but i had keeshound that was around horns all the time and somehow just got in to it . when i took him shed hunting with me,he would circle the fields,run trails,look everywhere for them when he found one he would drop it at your feet,bottom line was,if he was in front looking your wasn't going to find it he was.he loved the game,even died the game.had a heart attack running a field searching for them,i don't how many he found over the years,but it hade to be in the hundreds.but this dang golden retriver i got now could care less,he is to chicken always looking up in the sky for hawks and stuff.
  9. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman New Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    PB, MO
    That's a dandy Shed you have there Swamp... nice find!
  10. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    I AGREE! That's a VERY informative article! The cat's finally out of the bag with that information going public!

    I've also had good luck finding sheds under cedar trees where bucks have bedded down.

  11. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    I was going to ask you if you had seen that magazine....lots of big nontypicals in there!!!!
  12. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    A dandy find swamp_fever :cheers:
  13. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO