Over the years, shed hunting has become one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in the
nation. The contagious thrill of finding a giant antler has kept this recreational activity thriving.
Due to the hard work that goes into shed hunting, each antler that is found comes with a flood of memories and emotions. While shed hunting is an enjoyable sport during this time of year, it is also a useful management practice. While there is a high probability that a handful of bucks will be lost in the winter, you can adjust your deer management practice by keeping track of the antlers and carcasses that you find in the spring. Shed hunting allows you to see future buck potential and have evidence that certain bucks have made it through the winter. By doing this you can ensure that you have your eyes set on the right bucks as you seek to fulfill your upcoming tag.