Shed hunting is the process of gathering antlers that were shed by the animal (moose, deer, or elk). There is an actual club for this activity-The North American Shed Hunting Club, founded in 1991.
We aren’t quite as organized. Typically, our adventure starts out on a beautiful spring day where we want to get outside. One of us will suggest shed hunting and we will head out for a hike. We usually end up going out too late in the season and don’t find any sheds, but we always enjoy the experience. If you haven’t been shed hunting, here are a few reasons why I’d recommend it:
It’s a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the weather as a family
Hiking through fields and brush can be great exercise
You can learn a lot about animal patterns and nature on the hike
You’re almost guaranteed to see some type of wildlife, even if it is just a rabbit