Shed antlers are falling in Missouri. That brings a smile to your face doesn’t it.
Joe Ogden, took to the fields yesterday and picked up a couple of nice sheds from a buck they are familiar with at Indian Hill. No doubt he was pleased to see he survived the season.
As you get ready to do some shed hunting this weekend Ogden offers a few tips for early season shed hunting.
1 – Take it easy. There is no need to start walking in the thick areas where you know bucks live. Stay on your ATV or side-by-side to avoid spooking your deer.
2 – Search food plots. Areas where deer gather for food are great places to look in early February. You and a buddy can cruise the fields without disrupting the deer’s environment.
3 – Cruise ditch banks. Once again you are looking for places you don’t have to walk. Look for the crossings along the edges. The jarring effect of crossing the creek / ditch can produce a lot of sheds.
4 – Be patient. Not all bucks are dropping sheds just yet, so don’t get discouraged when you do not immediately find the sheds you are after.