Team GWG Shed Hunting Tips & Tricks
OutdoorHub Reporters 06.02.20
The following are some shed hunting tips and tricks from our friends on Team GWG that you can use the next time you want to scout a potential hunting spot. Whether you’re looking to see what kind of bucks are roaming a brand new piece of property, or keeping tabs on deer you’ve been watching for several years, shed hunting is a great way to get boots on the ground and scout your hunting spots.
What To Bring:
- Good boots (I like good ankle support and waterproof)
- Comfortable clothing/layers
- Binoculars and harness strap
- Backpack (I like wearing one that allows me to strap sheds onto it, like this Kali pack from Badlands)
- Wilderness Athlete Hydrate & Recover, Energy & Focus packets
- Locate where the deer herds winter (December-March)
- Scout out good public land or ask property owners for permission to shed hunt their land
- Plan for several hours of hiking to cover a lot of terrain.
- Search heavily used deer trails, open hillsides and at entry into the trees/woods where loose horns can be knocked off, and creeks or drainages that deer may jump over
- Use binoculars to glass open areas, you can cover more ground this way!
- Zig-zag hills instead of walking straight uphill to save energy and cover more ground
- If you find an area with a lot of potential for fallen bone, chances are you can return every year and find fresh ones
- Use your sheds as decor or for jewelry making. Just go onto Pinterest or Etsy or Google search and I’m sure you will find a lot of cool and creative ideas!