Now, with another season in the books, let’s get the shed hunting and gobbler chasing parties started!
Shed hunters should be especially cautious when approaching carcasses and carry bear spray in a holster on their hip or across their chest. Be aware that bears may be looking for winter kill in the same area one looks for sheds. Never try to haze a bear off a carcass.
Late winter antler hunting is an excellent opportunity to develop listening skills with your upland or waterfowling bird dog.
Shed antler hunting in the winter woods a good way to get the dog some exercise.
No permit or license is needed to hunt shed antlers in Iowa, but if you find antlers still attached to a skull, you must first contact your local conservation officer for a salvage tag to keep them