By Mark Braaten
During the spring of 2013, while turkey hunting, I found 22 sheds without intentionally hunting for them. In only one agricultural field 16 shed antlers were pulled out of the Brown’s tractor tires. The ranch’s many private acres are a shed hunter’s paradise.
On April 5, 2014 we are hosting the North American Shed Hunting Dog Association 2014 World Qualifying Event.
2014 NASHDA Shed Dog Hunting Qualifier – Registration form here
Visit www.NASHDA.com for complete details.
NASHDA Event Rules: http://sheddogtrainer.com/documents/2014/2014EventRulesQualifying.pdf
Spectators are welcome and encouraged.
April 6, 2014 - 1st Annual Wild Shed Hunt Derby
1st Annual Shed Hunt Derby – Registration form here
Register by Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Fee: $25 Space is limited.
On April 6th 8:00 am you will be directed to the fields open for shed hunting, the time and location for check-in.
Prizes will be awarded for the most, biggest, smallest and most unusual.
We will be offering for that weekend only:
- $200 per person per day for 1 night lodging, breakfast and evening meal (April 4th – 6th only).
- * Couples $300 per day/night.
- Additional nights lodging available upon request.
Shed Hunting Destination
New in 2014, March through May we are offering a shed hunting all-inclusive package providing first-class lodging, hearty breakfast and home-style evening meal at our East River Lodge with your own private cabin, king bed, fireplace, TV and private bath.
For large groups between 10 and 20, our West River White Horse Lodge is available with 8 large rooms with king and queen beds, private bath, including hearty breakfast and home-style evening meal.
- 1 day hunt/2 nights
- $250 per person/per day
- $350 per couple/per day
Near Gettysburg, South Dakota, the Brown family farms around 100,000 private acres of corn, sunflower, wheat surrounded by rolling prairie grasses. In their dedication to responsible farming and land stewardship, they maintain healthy land for the family farming and wildlife habitat. Shelter belts, food plots and other wildlife management programs are all part of the yearly plan.
The large herds of massive whitetail and mule deer, too many to count, greatly benefit from the sunflower and corn fields and the shelter in the river bottoms, coulees, wind breaks, draws and sloughs.