Focus on These 5 Hot Spots to Find More Shed Antlers

Mark Kayser loads up his backpack with sheds after a successful morning of checking different areas and making notes about locations so he'll be ready for next season. (PHOTO: Copyright Mark Kayser)
Mark Kayser loads up his backpack with sheds after a successful morning of checking different areas and making notes about locations so he’ll be ready for next season. (PHOTO: Copyright Mark Kayser)

To find more shed whitetail antlers you need to look in antler-hot locations where deer will frequent or use going from one spot to another.

Here are five top areas to snoop for more bone in your backpack.

BEDDING and SOUTH-FACING SLOPES
Whitetails may spend more than 50 percent of their winter months bedded to conserve precious calories. That means they are likely to shed their antlers while bedded. Scour favored bedding sites in thick woodlots, willow jungles and even cattails. Keep in mind deer may shuffle bedding sites to take advantage of south-facing terrain for warmth.

Fence rows, especially those with known trails and crossings, are good locations to look for sheds. When bucks are shedding antlers and jump over the fence, the antlers may fall off! (PHOTO: Copyright Mark Kayser)
Fence rows, especially those with known trails and crossings, are good locations to look for sheds. When bucks are shedding antlers…
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