The elusive whitetail deer that are on your property are hard to keep track of and manage, but with the assistance of a well-trained shed antler dog, this can become a lot easier to collect physical evidence and data on your deer herd, what better proof is there of big bucks than having the shed antlers? Shed dogs can find the antlers that quality deer managers will miss all day by walking right by them. A dog’s scent is close to 100 times greater than the normal humans so a properly trained shed dog can find 10 times more shed antlers than what most humans could ever find. This gives the deer manager valuable insight to what deer are on the property and where there bedding and feeding area are.
Knowing what deer made it through the winter and what areas of the property the deer are using allows you to make better management decisions, such as where to put food plots, where to put watering holes, and where to plant warm season grasses for cover. If you use the shed antler data to make your decisions on locating key elements of deer habitat, often times will reduce the amount of stress the deer experience and offer them your property as the best alternative to any neighboring property, hence increase the herd size and genetics through your deer management. This all starts with finding the most shed antlers with your shed antler dog you can so you can collect that data, which in this case is the shed antlers.
In conjunction to shed antler dogs helping manage your property, In my previous life I sold hunting and farm real estate in Illinois so I saw firsthand on many occasions the value of having shed antlers to prove to someone that a piece of hunting property held huge whitetails. This not only was proof of these deer but it would often times validate an asking price on a piece of property or entice someone to pay just a little extra based on what the shed antler dog would find. It was always fun to pull out those giant sheds to impress a buyer of a hunting property and watch their eyes light up and start to salivate! Producing these shed was a product of intense management and using a antler dog to find the proof.
When it comes to quality deer management technics a shed dog can sure add a lot of dimension to managing your whitetail property. They are just another tool in the management bag, and in our opinion a very important one because of the validation they bring to what is really growing on your property. To learn more about training your antler dog training products and shed dog training books and shed dog training DVD, you can do it yourself and start managing your hunting property better today!