Team GWG Shed Hunting Tips & Tricks


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:

  1. Locate where the deer herds winter (December-March)
  2. Scout out good public land or ask property owners for permission to shed hunt their land
  3. Plan for several hours of hiking to cover a lot of terrain.
  4. 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
  5. Use binoculars to glass open areas, you can cover more ground this way!
  6. Zig-zag hills instead of walking straight uphill to save energy and cover more ground
  7. If you find an area with a lot of potential for fallen bone, chances are you can return every year and find fresh ones
  8. 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!

Make sure you follow Whitney on Instagram to check out all of her outdoor adventures, and don’t forget to share your shed finds with us! Tag us on Instagram @outdoor_hub

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