If you need some antler trap ideas, we’ve got you covered.
If you love collecting shed antlers, walking around the woods once the snow melts is a great time to find them. However, if you are like most, you’ve often wondered if there wasn’t an easier way to find these hard to find treasures. Luckily, we compiled a list of some of the best antler trap ideas we could find to make the whole process a little bit easier.
Some of these ideas are very sound and functional and probably work. The others, well… you be the judge.
1. It’s the “wrap some chicken wire around some trees and bait it” trick!
First up is an idea that would probably work. Just as the title suggests, it’s really just this simple. Find a couple trees pretty close together, wrap some chicken wire around them, then bait the hell out of it. When bucks come up to eat the corn as their sheds are nearing drop time, the wire will pull them right off.
2. Yep… the old brush pile and bait trap.
So, maybe the deer around your woods are little more educated. Perhaps the chicken wire is a little too aggressive. That’s where a brush pile trap comes into play. It’s the same concept as the chicken wire, except you just make a brush pile, bait the hell out of it, and wait for bucks to stick their heads in to eat the bait. It’s genius!
3. Here’s an antler trap for the DIY specialist.
Okay, strike two maybe. Perhaps the chicken wire is overboard and the brush piles just don’t cut it. So, why not make your own feeding trough out in the middle of woods with some bungee cords? See, now this concept is pretty simple as well. However, you’ve got to find four trees in close proximity. Once you do, box those trees in with some bungee cords, bait the hell out of it, and wait for the bucks to get their antlers caught. It’s so simple it’s scary.
4. No trees? No problem. This one will make it happen.
Three great ideas so far. Now it’s time to get inventive. You can tell this is one of those antler trap ideas that had some serious thought put behind it. For this one, get yourself some metal gardening stakes and chicken wire. From there, make an triangle with stakes, wrap the chicken wire around it (or metal fencing), bait the hell out of it, and wait for the magic to happen.