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Melissa Bachman

It is that “Tine” of Year Again – Shed Hunting Season


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This seems obvious, however, the location needs to be where animals are during their late-season patterns. Just because a great supply of deer live in an area during the rut doesn’t mean they will be wintering in the same location; so, some scouting may be helpful. Food becomes a necessity during winter. Most animals are […]

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Nikki Boxler

Tips for Finding More Bone This Spring


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Begin Where Deer Are I know this sounds obvious, but in my early days I would get easily side tracked and end up walking down countless trails. Now I begin where I know the deer hang out. Food sources and bedding areas. Food is typically limited during winter months; therefore, deer will spend a lot […]

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Melissa Bachman

Tips to Finding More Sheds This Spring


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  It’s a game of hide and seek for them, start them off as a puppy and reward them heavily for finding the shed and you’ve got a great start.  There are many trainers who are also offering training to create excellent shed dogs.  If you think about it, dogs can cover a lot of […]

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Live the Legend

To a Shed Hunting Ethic


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Unfortunately, that same lack of ethics and respect has been threatening the seemingly-benign sport of hunting for shed antlers. I’m not smart enough to figure out the “why,” but I am bright enough to identify some of the issues and comment on them. So that’s what I’ll do in this space, with the annual shed […]

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Melissa Bachman

Tis’ the Season to Shed Hunt


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When looking for sheds on your property every location is different, but I’ve come up with a few tips to hit the highest percentage spots first and hopefully increase the number of sheds you find. I like to first go around all the edges of any food source that may be on the property. Food […]

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Grant Woods

Finding Sheds 2014


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  During these extreme cold temperatures deer will need lots of quality food to survive. Therefore bucks will be spending lots of time near the best food sources in their home range. I suspect the best shed hunting areas this year will be at or near those food sources that were available during January. As […]

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Grant Woods

Second Season Shed Hunting Part II


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Bucks typically spend more time in there than in transition zones. Deer prefer grain (carbohydrates) during the late winter, especially if the temperatures have been cold where you plan to shed hunt.  So standing soybean or cornfields is my favorite place to hunt for sheds. My second favorite place is cut/harvested soybean or cornfields. Modern […]

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