Reflecting Sandpoint's beautiful place in the world since 1990.

The Art of ‘Shed Stumbling’

From the The Art of ‘Shed Stumbling’ Issue

Sandii Mellen

wouldn’t exactly call myself a shed hunter. More like a shed stumbler. I remember the first antler I found. I was out on my horse in early spring and in the trail was a huge moose palm. I was riding bareback, so I had to carry it across the horse’s withers in front of me. He was not as excited as I was, rather freaked out actually. The smell of a moose, and right on his back! It was a rough ride home.

I was hooked. I hike a lot so it was like a big treasure hunt for the dogs and me. They would find some occasionally. But mostly I would stumble over them. I have found a lot of antlers this way – moose, white-tailed and mule deer, and some small elk. I haven’t found any for a couple years. Seems there are many other people who love to find them, too. Everywhere I go is covered in human tracks, snowmobile tracks or four-wheeler tracks. I can only travel so far on foot or crosscountry skis and snowshoes. So I figure I will just stumble upon some while out enjoying a hike.

I keep saying that someday I will make something with them. Years have gone by and still they are all over the house. My goal this winter is to make a floor lamp. Time will tell.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Put your finger on the pulse of Sandpoint!

The same folks that publish Sandpoint Magazine also produce our town's remarkable community website, Sandpoint Online. Find comprehensive event calendars, recreation guides, community info, news, free classified ads and much more.

Want to know what's going on in Sandpoint? Go to Sandpoint Online.

Visit Sandpoint Online

About Keokee

Keokee Co. Publishing, Inc. in Sandpoint, Idaho produces Sandpoint Magazine, as well as a variety of books under the imprint Keokee Books. Keokee is also a full service marketing company, providing branding, marketing and website development services.