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Mar 25, 2017

Wayne Bolton walks miles.  We suggested that he try out a FitBit, just to keep track. As the "Shed Hunting Fool", over the last 20 something years, Wayne has spent almost every hour he had available from around mid-January to mid-April hunting for every antler he could locate. We estimate that this would be the equivalent of a second full time job and a second part time job if anyone is counting. But that effort pays off.  It's not uncommon for Wayne for find 50+ sheds a season (down from 100+ when the competition wasn't so great) and because he spends most of his shed hunting time in southwestern Ohio, he's finding some of nature's greatest sheds in America.  We were curious about how Wayne goes about this craft, how it relates to deer hunting, and how we could learn from his techniques and apply them anywhere in the country.  Oh, and stick around for Wayne's deer hunting story about a buck named Curley. It's a good one.

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HERE'S WHAT WE DISCUSS:

  • The Shed Hunting Fool, Walking Miles for Piles
  • I Hang Out in the Woods
  • Game Cameras Tell Me What I Need to Know
  • Don't Bump the Deer Beds Until Mar 15
  • The First Shed in Tennessee
  • Shed Hunting Ohio, Kansas, Illinois, and Kentucky
  • Bed High, Food Low Concepts, Pinch Points and Funnels
  • A Game Plan Before You Go, Using Maps
  • Shed Hunting Planning- Not Being There Is Key
  • Finding a Good Spot, And Marking It for Years
  • I'd Rather Find a Shed than Kill a Deer
  • 16 Sheds on a 2 Acre Plot
  • Big Bucks Like to Stay on the Edge
  • A Coyote Carrying an Antler
  • Binoculars and Glassing Fields
  • The Mud Country of Brown County
  • Competition, Where'd You Find That?
  • The Private Deer Antler Market
  • What Should the Beginner Do?
  • Getting Permission to Shed Hunt, Sunrise to Sunset
  • Did you Get a Fit Bit?
  • Hunting Opportunities from Shed Hunting
  • Ate Up with Antlers, Fingerprints
  • Sheds in Big Timber, and Squirrels
  • 45 Sheds Since Mid January, and Getting Skunked
  • Shed Hunting Partners and Kids
  • Most Memorable Deer Hunting and 10 Rapid Fire Questions

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