**Focus on food **
To begin your search for sheds, focus on food sources where whitetails congregate (and where many bucks drop one or both sides of their racks) from January through March. It's not unheard of to find 10 or 20 sheds-or sometimes more-in and around fields littered with leftover corn, soybeans, alfalfa and the like. If you were smart last spring and sowed a few plots with brassica plants or other greens that deer prefer in the winter, check there. If you primarily hunt big blocks of woods, you won't find nearly as many sheds. In these places, your best bet is to poke around for a bone or two in a gas line right-of-way, clear-cut or similar opening choked with browse.