Late winter/early spring is prime whitetail hunting season! Just ask my wife Tracy and her Lab, Crystal. They love this time of year and spend as much time as possible in the field hunting whitetail sheds.
Shed hunting has increased in popularity substantially during the past decade. Years ago, there were just a few of us hunters who had cabin fever or wanted the advantage of post-season scouting and took to the woods and fields in search of shed antlers. As more folks began pass-ing on immature bucks and allowing more bucks to mature, the quantity’ of larger shed antlers available to find increased. I can remember folks around my home commonly saying, “You can’t find any sheds around here because the dang squirrels eat them all!” That was back during the days when any deer with antlers was shot on sight during the season (and many before and after the season).