As much as I love mule deer, I don't shed hunt much unless I've been watching a good buck during the winter. My job is busiest January through June, so shed hunting doesn't fit well in that schedule, however, I do love looking for them.
Ended up with 160 Mule deer sheds and 40 something Elk sheds this year in Idaho. Second year out here and after last year (19 deer and 3 Elk) I was determined to get it done. I put on a lot of miles with my dog and we had a blast. Already can't wait for next year.
Finding this Elk shed was pretty cool because I found the first side the November before while Mule deer hunting, little did I know that just on the other side of the ridge his match was laying. I was very happy to come across it while shed hunting in April!
Every weekend from Mid January until the second week of April, along with several shorter trips after work once the clocks were set back an hour. I had a great time and I can't wait for next year!
I spent about two days in this area as it had burned the year before, I new there were shed's in the area, ended up with 21 one day and then a buddy and I found 16 the next day. There were several bucks using the area in March, but with it being a bit closer to the road than I liked I just decided to leave it alone.
Either way, I was at the bottom of the canyon and something told me to just climb up and check out a bench, I had a feeling there would be a shed up on it.. I was right! Not the biggest, but made for a cool picture!