On March 12th, #ShedRally – the world’s largest shed hunt took place. The first ever #ShedRally event was launched back in 2014 by Whitetail Properties and like wild fire, a little hashtag associated with this event, spread across the world. Now, in its third year, #ShedRally has basically become a national holiday for more than just hardcore deer hunters and is supported by outdoor companies like Whitetail Properties, Realtree, Hunterra Maps, and your very own, Legendary Whitetails.
Jared Kison finds the one and only shed antler of the company shed hunt.
As Dan Perez, owner of Whitetail Properties puts it, “If you’re out here just to find antlers, then you’re out here for the wrong reason. You’ve got to love it. You’ve got to love nature. You’ve got to love the grass, the leaves, the sun, and everything that’s going on. It’s about that. That and family and friends…it doesn’t get any better for me. ”
This is exactly the reason Legendary Whitetails wanted to help spread the word about the #ShedRally campaign.
“It embodies everything Legendary Whitetails stands for as a company,” said employee and shed hunting addict, AJ Gall. “Deer antlers…check. Sharing in the great outdoors with family and friends…check. Exercising made fun…check. Celebrating the hunt all year long…check. What’s not to love about this event? Oh yeah, it’s also free for everyone to enjoy.”
The kids had a great time playing in the woods and learning about all kinds of cool deer sign.
Shed hunting conditions were great this year compared to last. Last year much of the country had to battle snowy conditions. This year, however, conditions were excellent on the day of the event – warm, cloudy, and dry. Thousands of #ShedRally hashtags rained in with pictures of sheds, nature, family, friends, and selfies of people and their dogs searching for or showing off their antlers. You can see all the best finds of the day here: Best #ShedRally Photos.
Legendary Whitetails not only promoted the event, but joined in on the fun by hosting their second annual company-wide shed hunt. Over 30 staff members, family, and friends participated in the search for some “white gold” dropped by the animal of which the company is named after.
“It was a blast!” explained AJ. “As an avid hunter, I was skeptical about the number of rookie shed hunters that would give up one of their Saturdays to do something they never have done before.”
Although #ShedRally was technically March 12th, there’s still time to participate because for most, shed hunting isn’t just a one-day event, it’s an entire season. So keep on sharing your finds throughout the spring using the #ShedRally hashtag and be sure to join the hunt next year!