I realize that shed hunting has been a thing for quite some time. Last year, my dad and uncle and I took off at about 3am on May 1st for WY to try our hand at it for the first time. We had all found sheds in the past by chance while hunting, but this was the first ever trip specifically designated for walking around in the desert for a day to try and pick up animal bones... That trip was a lot of fun. My dad found three little sheds in the first 30 minutes, and then he didn't find anymore for the remainder of the day. I found three sheds, two of which were nice looking 3 and 4 points. But my uncle came away with five or six sheds, with three of them being decent 4-points.
This year we decided to do it all over again. My cousin also came with us this year. We spent the night in a hotel and the next morning, we were out in the 100MPH winds lookin for treasure.
Prior to getting out of the vehicle my uncle mentioned that we might want to keep track of who found The First, The Biggest, and The Most. As a start to my Dream Season, I ended up winning all three. In total, we gathered 25 sheds. 9 were 4-point or better, with another 4 nice 3-point sheds. I found a little 3-point in about two minutes (The First), found a total of 11 by myself (The Most), and found a 78" non-typical (The Biggest).
This was my first nice shed of the morning, and I got a pretty sweet photo of it ATL. Look at all the deer tracks around it... And what a pretty morning..!
This shed was in a thick area that I searched for another 30-40 minutes hoping for the other side. You'll see later it's a great shed. Not much on mass, but he stretched the tape at 74"...
I found this one going back through an area we had already walked once. My dad and cousin were still close enough that when I saw it I just stopped and said, "Hey, this thing has 3 cheaters on it." He's got 8 total inches of extras on a 70" frame.
This shed was hung up in this bush exactly how you see it. My cousin and I had just turned to head a different direction when I saw a white fork from about 50 yards away. When I got to it and took some photos, I realized it was the match to a shed my uncle had found early in the morning, about a mile away... This one is 72"
You can see the results of our 7 or 8 hours in the desert:
This is the matched up set my uncle and I found. Since he found the first side, I gave him mine and we're thinkin it'll make it onto the wall in one form or another.
And of course my kids love that I brought home some treasure:
"Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!" 2 Ne. 28: 24