Jan 12, 2010 - I have two Male Labrador Retriever Shed Antler Dogs for Sale. "Jet" Black and "Buck" Yellow. Dogs are doing Awesome work in the field and a.
Another new shed antler hunting technique is increasing in popularity. This additional technique involves “man’s best friend.” It seems shed hunters who routinely brought their dogs with them when they hunted sheds discovered the technique. They soon learned that the dogs could find shed antlers as well. Evidently, the dogs first learned to find sheds by site. Eventually, after enough antlers were found, the dogs were able to find sheds by smell alone. Dogs have since been trained to find sheds, much like Border Patrol agents train dogs to sniff-out drugs. Puppies bred for their shed finding abilities can be purchased online. Some trainers even offer fully trained dogs for sale.
In past years, Long has trained dogs for game hunting. Then she noticed a few trainers around the nation offered dogs for sale that specialize in hunting shed antlers. So three years ago she began antler training with pups.
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This generally involves the dog working out at about 25 to 50 yards. While any dog can be trained to do this, the ones that do it the best are usually as a result of selective breeding for those characteristics. All of the dogs for sale on this site come from proven shed antler hunting lines and have been specifically selected to be not only great antler dogs, but also come from some of the best "field trial" lines available. This means you can hunt waterfowl or upland in the morning and sheds in the afternoon! For those unfamiliar, shed hunting is a sort of spring season for devoted fans of elk and deer antlers. The antlers fall off the ungulates every winter, and opportunistic hunters track them down in the spring for sale on the open market, where they can pull in as much as $15 a pound. Dedicated shed hunters say they’ve seen a dramatic increase in participants over the past five years or so, and these days dogs are getting in on the act.In past years, Long has trained dogs for game hunting. Then she noticed a few trainers around the nation offered dogs for sale that specialize in hunting shed antlers. So three years ago she began antler training with pups.