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to a dog.
When Blue finds the hidden shed
and brings it back to me, he receives
a small treat. Blue, like most sporting
dogs, needs plenty of exercise. He loves
our training activities.
If you plan to train your dog
to hunt for sheds, it is important
that your dog knows and obeys the
basic commands for "sit," "stay," "come"
and "drop it."
In the book, A Nose for Shed Antlers,
author Steve Hornbeck, uses the "find
the bone" command when he trains
his dogs. I have been using the same
command with Blue, but I use the
command "release" when Blue brings
back the antler.
"Release" is the same command I use
when we are pheasant hunting.
It is important to be consistent with
your dog commands, and use plenty of
repetition during training.
Shed dogs generally work out
in front of the trainer at about 25
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to 50 yards. Blue is beginning to
get the idea of what to look for when
we are hiking in Penn's Woods, but
it definitely requires a lot of time and
practice afield.
My neighbor Doug is a dedicated
bowhunter who spends many
hours in our surrounding area
scouting and studying the photos from
his trail cameras.
During a recent conversation, he
said that at least four wall-hangers made
it through last year's seasons. He has
proof these big boys are still in the area
by their frequent images showing up
when he checks his trail cameras. He
knows each deer by its individual rack.
If I don't take one of these trophy
bucks or another buck during deer
season, Blue and I still might find one
of their shed antlers, or even better, a
matched pair of sheds from one or more
of them.
And with a little time and patience,
you might do the same thing.
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