5. No metal fencing and gardening spikes? Just use a tire.
This is one of those antler trap ideas that had to involve a case of beer. However, the premise behind this one is pretty simple, too. Perhaps this might be one of the easier antler trap ideas we’ve seen, and appear to be awfully effective. As the picture shows, just get yourself a tire, tie it to a tree in the woods, bait the hell out of it, and hope your bucks are hungry.
6. Is the tire too much? Okay, just get some hay bails.
I sort of agree. I would like to think there is more mystery and skill to effective shed hunting than just piling up some corn around a tire. Regardless how effective that idea might be, hay bales shaped into a V is pretty legit too. With this, just find yourself some hay bales, V shape them, bait the hell out of it, and wait for the deer to stick their antlers in the hay. Yeah, that could work…
7. Let’s get back to the bungee cords.
All these antler trap ideas so far are pretty slick. Some could be better than others. However, one pattern sure has been emerging; shed hunters love bungee cords. With this trap, go buy some hook screws, screw in one main point in a tree, pile up some logs around it, screw in some other hooks in those logs, then connect them all with bungee cords. This way, if the buck isn’t ready to shed yet, it will pull right out. Oh yeah, don’t forget to bait the hell out of it.
8. No spare logs? No problem.
So maybe you aren’t so handy in the garage. Maybe all this work seems like it’s just a bit too much to actually collect sheds. Thankfully for you, all you really need is a bucket, a whole bunch of corn to bait the hell out of it, a screw, and some bungee cords. Attach the cords to the bucket like in the picture and fill it up with corn. Boom. You’re collecting sheds in no time.
So what do you think? Do some of these antler trap ideas have some potential? Do you have something that is better? I still tend to think that no trap is as good as just getting out and walking the woods. That’s what I’ll be doing here really shortly.