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Anyone’s Hunt: Shed Hunting With Steven Drake from OnX

Based in Montana, professional hunting photographer and onX ambassador Steven Drake spends many of his spring days crawling the mountains of Montana hunting for sheds. That dedication made him the perfect expert to talk about shed hunting in our latest film, “Anyone’s Hunt: Shed Hunting.”

While Steven shares many of his tips and tricks in the film itself, we asked him to talk a bit about his process in his own words.

And so, from Steven Drake:

Searching for elk sheds in the springtime is a great opportunity to get outside after a long winter, get in shape and continue your 365-day / year hunting pursuit.

In addition to finding antlers, while shed hunting I’m able to learn new hunting areas and identify the type and quality of game animals that live in certain zones. This information transfers over extremely well to fall hunting seasons. Many of the game animals I’ve harvested in the fall have been a result of what I’ve learned during spring shed season.

I share many tips and tricks on shed hunting in the “Anyone’s Hunt: Shed Hunting” film.

Head on over to onX's website to read the full article here.

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May 5, 2022

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Driving west in Montana is an adventure of changing landscapes. The scenery shifts from vast, amber plains of sagebrush into thick forests and mountains. Rivers weave through valleys and elk and deer feed in hay fields.

Hunting entails hiking steep hills, glassing for antlers through trees and navigating private ranch land. This was the alien world onX founder Eric Siegfried found himself in. He thrived in the eastern sagebrush, but learning this landscape was a new challenge.

Siegfried rose to the challenge by loading public land data onto his GPS. He instantly recognized the importance of accurate location data for explorers and hunters alike. the invention of the onX Chip, in 2007, was the reward of his work and desire and propelled onX as the first land data company of its kind. In 2013 his fledgling company advanced even further with the advent of the Hunt App, which took the outdoor tech industry to new levels by giving everyone comprehensive maps.

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Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.

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I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.

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