Clayton Stewart writes, "I've seen this on social media before, but never in the field! This shed was in a spot that was tough to get to, requiring a 3 mile pack in. It was also in a tree that was on a sparsely-covered hillside that I myself have glassed dozens of times, during and after elk season, and I know the shed hunters did their work on months ago. As I was glassing the hillside from a mile out, I noticed a couple of branches that looked a little strange in this tree. I'm glad I finished the hike in!
I also decided to go another 2 miles through some thick patches of aspens and cedars and turned up 6 more antlers, including 2 separate years of a bull with some gnarly-looking fronts. The serious shed hunters definitely make it tough to turn anything up for the rest of us, but the rewards are still out there. All in all, it was an exhausting, but productive weekend!"