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Go Shed Hunting was founded to educate outdoors-minded people about the sport of shed antler hunting. Founded by Joe Shead in 2006, Go Shed Hunting’s sole purpose is to help people find more sheds. Go Shed Hunting is also a place where shed hunters can ask questions about the sport and share photos of their success.

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Go Shed Hunting offers books and DVDs to help you become a more successful shed hunter. Want to find more sheds? Author and veteran shed hunter Joe Shead can show you how! 

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Go Shed Hunting wouldn't be a success without you, so we want to show off your finds! Starting in 2020, we will begin featuring your photos on our website as Go Shed Hunting's Shed Hunter of the Month.  Not only will we feature your photo, Joe will contact you for an interview! 

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What is Shed Hunting?

Members of the deer family are the only animals that grow and discard body parts on an annual basis. Male deer, elk and moose (and both male and female caribou) grow antlers on their heads beginning in the spring. By summer the antlers are fully grown. In fall, bucks and bulls use their antlers to fight rival males and attract mates. In winter or early spring, the antlers are shed and new antlers begin to grow. These bony treasures are beautiful and highly coveted by some folks. Best of all, they are free for the taking … if you can find them. Each winter and spring, thousands of people take to the fields and forests to look for these naturally shed antlers. For many, looking for sheds is like a treasure hunt. Although walking through the woods and staring at the ground may seem like a silly way to spend your time, the thrill of finding one of these bony appendages keeps people coming back for more.

Finding a fresh antler while shed hunting is exciting!

Finding a fresh antler while shed hunting is exciting!

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The Author

Joe Shead

Joe Shead (and yes, it’s really pronounced like “shed”) is a hard-core outdoorsman and a dedicated shed hunter. Professionally, Joe is an outdoor writer and a former managing editor of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine. Today, he freelances for many outdoor publications, writing stories about hunting, fishing and of course, shed hunting. His years of shed hunting experience inspired him to write the first full-length book about the topic. Shed Hunting: A Guide to Finding White-Tailed Deer Antlers is recognized as the ultimate guide to finding whitetail sheds. He followed up his book with two DVDs: the original Go Shed Hunting DVD and the Western Shed-Venture DVD.  Joe began shed hunting in his home state of Wisconsin for whitetail antlers, but his passion for shed hunting has led him across North America. He’s found whitetail sheds in several Midwestern states, mule deer sheds in the Rockies, elk antlers in Idaho and Saskatchewan, moose sheds in Alaska and Minnesota and even caribou sheds above the Arctic Circle in Alaska. Although he started out looking for whitetail sheds, these days, he spends much of his time looking for moose antlers in Minnesota.

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Moose antler found by Joe while shed hunting in Minnesota.


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Joe was recently interviewed by Outdoors Today on the topic of shed hunting. Click below to hear the interview and learn some great tips to help you find more shed antlers!

Outdoors Today is a weekly one-hour, nationally syndicated, outdoors radio talk show. Show hosts Mark Tobin and Mike Stogsdill are seasoned veterans in the field as well as behind the mic. Mark is well-known across America as one of the original hosts of the long-running and popular TV show The American Outdoorsman.

Joe Shead Outdoors

Subscribe to my YouTube channel, Joe Shead Outdoors, and join me on my outdoor adventures as I look for shed antlers, reel in fish or pursue ducks, deer and other game. I focus heavily on shed hunting, traveling in search of antlers from North American big game, and you're invited to ride along as I chase fish and hunt for a variety of game, too. Learn valuable tips (along with some terrible jokes) and enjoy the outdoor life!

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