Shed Dog Training

Shed Dog Training Tips

Shed Dog Training Tips and Kits

The shed hunting craze is at full throttle. Come mid-March the majority of deer have shed, and the white gold left behind is up for grabs. When you look for deer sheds in certain habitat and topography, such as food plots, open timber, and large fields, it is fairly easy with enough eyes looking for white gold to find the majority of the sheds. However, some habitats such as thick timber and corn fields are some of the hardest areas to shed hunt in. Unfortunately, these are some of the best places to find deer sheds. While it might be impossible for us to find a shed in a corn field, using a dog to find sheds could be the ticket. How effective can a shed dog be at finding deer sheds? How many more sheds does a shed dog find than just you or a couple of friends? What habitats do shed dogs excel in finding sheds, what habitats are they not so effective in? How easy is shed dog training?

With the addition of Dan to the Holder family, Raised Hunting discusses using a shed dog and addresses these questions. Part of this discussion focuses on how effective a shed dog can be in certain habitats, and other considerations to think about when considering using a shed dog when you shed hunt this year.


How To Find Shed Antlers | Shed Hunting Dog Training (Pt 5)

Shed Dog Training Kits

Shed dog training starts with small steps. From indoor training to finding sheds on their own, dog training requires patience. To start you could use expert training tips and techniques, including a step by step guide for training dogs to find sheds. These include shed dog training kits from Dog Bone™. The Dog Bone™ Shed Antler Retrieving System allows you to teach your dog how to retrieve sheds by supplying not only information and a step by step process but the shape and smell of a shed antler. This shed dog training kit allows you to train gun/bird dogs or brand new pups.

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What You can Discover by Finding Deer Sheds

What You Can Learn From Deer Sheds

 

Shed season is reserved from February to March for the most dedicated outdoorsmen. This season is devoted to hitting mile after mile high and low to find deer sheds! The basics of shed hunting, besides when to go shed hunting, and where to find sheds, is how to find shed antlers. Perhaps an even bigger question is what can you find out from finding sheds?

 

In case you missed the recent posts part 1 and part 2 of this 5 part video series is featured below.

 

Part 3 | Matching Antlers Year after Year

 

How To Find Shed Antlers | Matching Antlers Year Over Year (Pt 3 of 5)

 

Why do you go out in search for deer sheds? Most of us would answer with one of these answers. “I like shed hunting just to get out there after hunting season ends. I shed hunt to scout the areas of my property that I normally stay out of. I shed hunt to simply find sheds, but see what bucks survived and to hopefully not find dead heads of bucks that did not.”

 

These answers are common but there is much more to shed hunting that we do not normally discuss. Just the fact of finding sheds to deer that you have seen before have not seen before, had trail camera pictures of, or are surprised to find thinking that they did not survive the season. One thing is for sure, finding the sheds, and getting the white gold in your hand is what it is all about. So why do you shed hunt?

 

What You Find Out By Finding Deer Sheds

When the shed is in hand you get several things that are addicting. Confirming the score of what you estimated the deer to be is one thing, but the biggest thing we deer hunters start to love as our passion grows is building history with deer. Trail camera pictures, sightings, encounters, close calls, multiple years of sheds, they all start to add up into a long history of somewhat of a nemesis out in your woods. Each and every year all of this data, and the location of where you find the deer sheds starts to add up and an incredible story of that deer’s movements, habits, and life takes shape. Knowing this confirms what you are doing right, what you are doing wrong, and shows you how and what to do with hunting another deer in similar areas.

Shed hunting can tell you a lot, it’s more than just an addicting hobby, its history, satisfaction, and information to fuel your passion! Looking for antlers provides a great sense of satisfaction as it connects you to the animals you chase. There is a great enjoyment to the activity since there are few barriers to heading afield to look and explore.   Each shed antler teaches you more about the animal and how they use the land they live on because it shows you at one point they stood in that spot for a particular reason.  That reason is up for you to decipher and put into your bank of knowledge for the coming fall.

 

Why Do We Shed Hunt

Why Do We Shed Hunt