Thread starter mom45; Start date Feb 3, 2020; 1; 2; Next. Since 2009, Wyoming has prohibited the collection of shed antlers and horns on public land, such as U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands and Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owned or administered lands west of the Continental Divide, excluding the Great Divide Basin, from Jan. 1 through April 30 of each year. Wyoming shed hunter attacked by grizzly bear, Wyoming public lands shed hunting opens at noon on May 1, New Wyoming shed hunting regulations in effect, Wisconsin man finds record buck as deadhead of a lifetime, Bighorn skull and horn recovery legal in Montana. Tagged as: News, Wyoming, shed hunting, sheds, regulations, hunting law. Shed hunting is almost as addicting as hunting. While I don’t own one, packs such as the Horn Hunter Full Curl are specifically designed for diehard shed hunters. Check out these great tips on how to find a lot of sheds this year! I have seen at least one other on the cameras sporting just one antler. My girlfriend, Shawna, prefers a pair of Zeiss Terra EDs. This is our first shed trip of the year, we didn't get super lucky (Cause Sam AKA "The Lucky Charm") was not present. Thank you! News, Utah, trespassing, shed hunting, antlers, sheds, elk, deer, moose, WGFD reminds shed hunters of COVID-19 restrictions, Tagged as: I always carry at least one set of spare batteries for my handheld GPS in the side pocket of my Vortex Glasspak binocular harness. The act of jumping a fence has jarred loose many an antler. See more ideas about hunting, shed antlers, antler hunting. For elk, the shedding generally occurs between the first part of March and the end of April. It is surprising how difficult it can be to spot an antler, even when we know it is there. In Colorado, shed hunting is prohibited on public lands west of I-25 from Jan. 1 to April 30. Throw it in the leaves, tall grass, cattails, next to a conifer, tight to a tree trunk, or in the middle of corn stalk stubble. If you find something post it on the page. Toss an antler over your shoulder into the natural world, then turn around and try and find it. Shed hunting tips and regulations 2020 The largest community of Shed Hunters on Facebook! Once the time is right, the eyes are trained, and the gear is gathered, it is time to put on the miles! The orientation of a shed may be difficult to spot from one direction of travel, but may be easily visible from the opposite direction. Antlers are much more difficult to see during sunny days. The sun casts a lot more shadows, and the harshness will cause you to be squinting compared to a cloudy day. News, Wyoming, shed hunting, sheds, regulations, hunting law, Two buck skulls with antlers intact – one with 23 points, Tagged as: To take shed hunting to the next level, I recommend keeping notes throughout the shed season, along with GPS waypoints. I hope you use these tips to find plenty of deer antlers this year. Below is a list of the best places to find shed antlers. Feb 3, 2020 … We have selected this product as being #1 in Best Shed Hunting Clothing of 2020 View Product #2 . Shed hunting can have deadly implications for animals weakened by the rigors of winter . Monday, March 2, 2020 - 10:46 AM MST. Is that the curve of a main beam or a tree branch or root? Jan 3, 2020 - What is the key to finding shed antlers, and lots of them? 1 of 2 Go to page. The winter lull is upon us as hunting seasons and the holidays wrap up across America. Shed Antler Hunting Tip #1 – Use a dog. Scour the food source and the nearest bedding areas for the best results, since food and bedding areas will account for the majority of an animal’s day. Todd Duke - IDFG. A pair of quality binoculars are worth 100 times their weight. Found the shed not far from where he was in the picture. The 2020 shed season opens May 1 at 12 noon. If you are new to shed hunting, you may not know when to start looking for shed antlers. I've enjoyed sharing my sheds and deadheads, along with the sheds and deadheads of my many followers on Instagram. Draw Odds Updated for 2021 in AZ, ID, UT, WY, 2021 Western Big Game Hunting Application Deadlines. Having a backpack also provides a convenient way to take along plenty of water, snacks, spare batteries, and any other items to extend time afield. Training my eyes to look for antler shapes, like: main beam curves, pointy tines, burrs, and bases has also proven extremely helpful. Not only will we feature your photo, Joe will contact you for an interview! Wisconsin man finds record buck as deadhead of a lifetime . Shed hunting can also be a scouting tool for landowners to assess the amount and quality of deer on their land. Have a chance to win hunts and gear every month — over $100,000 per year, Access strategy & tips to help you apply & spend more time in the field, Statistics and historical data to find top producing trophy units, Detailed overview of how to apply and hunt in each state, Your quick dashboard for important dates, benefits, and the latest giveaways, Attack occurred in the wilderness east of Dubois, Tagged as: Sep 5, 2020 - Explore Eddie Raley's board "Shed antlers" on Pinterest. Backpack – While it might seem impossible as a new shed hunter, there may be days when you find more antlers than you can physically carry in your hands. goHUNT is a registered trademark of goHUNT, LLC. May 21, 2020. The largest community of Shed Hunters on Facebook! Anytime I pick up a shed, I like to focus on the characteristics of that spot and think about why the animal was there. Over time, common patterns will emerge (like those found in the step #6) and help guide future shed hunting adventures. On April 4th, 2020, we had one of our most successful shed hunts of 2020, and over 80% of the sheds found were located in bedding areas with southern exposure. You can learn more about the rules here. If I have covered the bedding areas and the food sources, my next stop is the area between the bedding and feeding areas. I use my binoculars every single time I shed hunt. Based in Montana, professional hunting photographer and onX ambassador Steven Drake spends many of his spring days crawling the mountains of Montana hunting for sheds. Saw this guy on the camera card the other day. Shed hunting has now become a popular late winter activity among hunters and explorers alike. My binocular of choice is the Vortex Razor HD, but any quality binocular in the 8 to 12 power range will work. Shed Hunters Antler Hunting Gear Shed Hunters Antler Hunting Gear Shed Hunters Antler Hunting Gear. Binoculars are also an essential piece of gear in open terrain such as agricultural fields, prairies and the vast expanses of the west. Taking “as they lay” or “ATL” photos and videos is a great way to remember exactly what that shed looked like in the natural world before the big scoop. Have lots of fun in the woods and good luck. have designated shed hunting seasons to prevent stress on vulnerable animals, and some areas are permanently closed to shed hunting, for example, Yellowstone National Park. provide an opportunity to knock loose an antler hanging on by the last thread. 10/10. Montana introduces bill that would make bighorn sheep horn collecting legal. Shed Hunting Illinois 2020 Update. Although we have had a half-hearted winter so far here in West-Central Illinois, it seems we have experienced an earlier shedding than typical in our area. 7 talking about this. Shed Hunting Tips From Some of the Nation’s Best Shed Hunters. Click LIKE and join us today... Post your Shed Hunting photos on the wall! Obstacles – Much like fence lines, obstacles such as downed trees, low hanging branches on primary trails, steep embankments, etc. Stay focused. Receive updates and goHUNT's most popular content. See more ideas about shed antlers, antlers, whitetail deer. 9/10. Mar 24, 2020 - Explore Deer & Deer Hunting's board "Shed Hunting", followed by 63376 people on Pinterest. Colorado cracks down on illegal shed hunting. Mossy Oak Youth Hunting Jacket, Youth Hunting Clothes, Sherpa Youth Camo. Shed-hunting hours in other places protect Gunnison sage grouse. Elk & Deer Shed antler hunting, shed hunters t-shirt. We ship USPS and appreciate your patience as they experience high volumes and limited staffing due to COVID-19! Browning makes gun safe selection super easy! I also carry an Anker Battery Bank and charging cord to keep my cell phone fully charged throughout the day. Click LIKE and join us today... Post your Shed Hunting photos on the wall! There’s no way around it, whether its shed #1 or shed #100, shed hunting is a game of miles, and the more miles logged, the more sheds found. The opening day of 2020's antler season brought plenty of changes for shed hunters to keep in mind. News, Wyoming, shed hunting, COVID-19, public land, access, Law expands seasonal closure area and changes opening time to noon on public lands, Tagged as: If I find myself losing focus, I like to stop and pause, often looking behind me. That’s why strapping on a backpack is an excellent idea. 2.4K likes. Hunters pledge to skip shed hunting this month to help wintering wildlife, Tagged as: If finding an antler is really the goal, it won’t help to be thinking about that project at work, the mortgage, or what’s for dinner tonight. Learn more here. Having a GPS or GPS app gives a great visual reference of the areas I have already covered and any areas I may have missed. First things first, ensure shed hunting is allowed in the area you intend to shed hunt before you start shed hunting. By this time, generally, there are more shed bucks than bucks still carrying antlers. When it’s cloudy, it’s going to be drastically easier to spot antlers, not having to squint or worry about shadows. If it’s 50+ yards away, I am investigating with my binoculars first, and only then with my legs, if the object in question still looks antler-ly. Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt. As winter nears an end, deer living in natural habitats start shedding their antlers. I read a similar tip as a new shed hunter, and I found this incredibly helpful for training my eyes! The 2020 shed hunting season is here in Illinois and thousands of antlers have hit the ground! News, Wyoming, shed hunting, grizzly bears, attack, Three men forfeit 30 sheds, cited for not having written permission in Summit County, Tagged as: 3,173 talking about this. Here I have posted some original whitetail shed hunting content along with some great pins I have found. Dogs have upwards of 300 million scent receptors in the noses (bloodhound) and with some training, they’ll locate and retrieve some shed antlers that you would have never found. When shed hunting, if you can utilize cloudy days, do it! This can happen 10-50 times per shed hunt. When I get home, I tag my antlers with the date and location where I picked them up. Anytime I see a significant trail crossing a fence, I like to follow it in both directions. To find the most possible ant… Jan 16, 2020 - Explore D Ohrmundt's board "Shed hunting" on Pinterest. Tagged as: News, Wisconsin, shed hunting, record. The first answer to that question is pressure, just as it is with human pressure during the hunting seasons. Many states, localities, wildlife management areas, etc. Starting in 2020, we will begin featuring your photos on our website as Go Shed Hunting's Shed Hunter of the Month. I like to bring along my Tenzing TX15 on deer shed hunting trips, or my Mystery Ranch Metcalf when I’m looking for elk sheds. Bedding Areas – Deer and elk spend a good portion of their day bedded. If the ground I am searching has an abundance of competition from other shed hunters or rascally rodents, feasting on precious brown bone, then I may start earlier on those pieces, even combing them twice in the same shed season. Next Last. However, throughout the Midwest and northern reaches of the west, the majority of bucks will begin shedding their antlers around mid-February, and nearly all deer will be shed by the end of March—although there are always exceptions. Below is a list of the best gear for shed hunting. 9. See more ideas about hunting, shed, shed antlers. The truth is, shed antlers can fall off almost anywhere in a buck or bulls winter range. See more ideas about shed antlers, hunting, whitetail deer. For deer sheds, I like to start searching around the first weekend in March, assuming most or all of the snow has melted off. Hunt. Go. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Wyoming forbids shed hunting on public land west of the Continental Divide from Jan. 1 to April 30. Usps and appreciate your patience as they experience high volumes and limited staffing due to COVID-19 the! 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