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That is fantastic! How many miles do you think you walked to get those? Are you finding most of them in bedding areas, travel areas or fields? Seems like I find most of mine around fields, next in bedding areas and rarely on deer trails where they are just traveling.
 

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So far out of 19, 5 in the woods on deer trails or just general staging areas. 14 in fields of some sort. I haven't started hitting bedding areas. The biggest thing I focus on is areas that I can actually see the sheds. I think so many people focus on areas where sheds should be, and probably are, but they pass them up simply because they are like finding a needle in a haystack. Thing I try to do is find small spots in big areas where deer will be drawn to. If it's a couple hundred acre field, rather than try and cover the entire thing, I'll pick apart the low spots, marshy areas, anything with high vegetation that might get hung up on an antler. Any deer trails that enter into the field get walked into at least fifty yards.

At this point I'd say I'm at one antler per mile, maybe two. It's hard to put a number on it. Some days I walk ten miles come home empty handed, other days I walk a couple miles and get five.

Best advice I can give anyone who's new to shed hunting, or getting frustrated is spend a lot of time in areas that should hold sheds. Grid pattern it. The smallest change in elevation or topography can hide even a good sized shed. And when you find one, rather than just rush up to it, take a minute to walk around it and view it from different angles. Allow your eyes to pick up on the little details and train yourself to see what you might have missed in the past. Also, sunlight is your enemy. Cloudy overcast days are much easier to spot them in my opinion.

Just for fun, here's a couple pictures of sheds I've found d that I took pictures of from the exact place I was standing when I spotted it.

Plant Branch Wood Trunk Twig
Plant Wood Natural landscape Tree Twig
Plant community Plant Natural landscape Grass Groundcover
Branch Twig Woody plant Natural landscape Groundcover
 

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I'll add a couple more to this thread I forgot to put up earlier. Found on the last Saturday of rabbit season. I bent down and unclipped the dogs from their leashes, stood up and was just about to take a step forward when I spied a shed just off to my right. "Hmmm?" I thought. I kind of scanned the area and about 20-30 yards away, there was another shed. From a different deer. LOL Here are the pictures as I found them and then together in my hand.

Plant Sky Plant community Cloud Natural landscape


Plant Twig Terrestrial plant Natural landscape Groundcover


Hand Plant Wood Organism People in nature
 
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