A Warning for Shed Hunters


Richard Tate

Shed hunting may be legal, but removing a racked buck's skull from the woods (as shown above) would be illegal.

An outdoor activity that has become increasing popular during the past few years is shed hunting during the winter and early spring. Male deer lose their antlers each winter and then grow a new set the following year. Sportsmen like to search for the dropped antlers, called sheds. Finding sheds helps sportsmen know the quality of the bucks that have survived that year's hunting seasons. It might also suggest some locations to set up stands the following deer season.

Some sportsmen have become serious in their pursuit of sheds. One local "young lion" searches for sheds in multiple counties....

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