$50k Shed Hunt Giveaway

Show Notes

On this episode of The Western Rookie Podcast, Brian talks with guest Brendan Labrum about the only dedicated shed hunting app and the $50k Bitcoin Giveaway

Brendan is one of the founders of Scout to Hunt – the only dedicated mapping platform for shed hunting on the market. Brian and Brendan talk about how shed hunters can use the Scout to Hunt app to dial in their spots and find more antlers this season. Scout to Hunt is also doing their second annual $50k bitcoin shed hunt giveaway, where 5 antlers are hidden in 5 different states, and whoever finds them will each receive $10k in cash or bitcoin! Check out the Scout to Hunt app to see the latest riddles and hints for the giveaway, and upgrade to the “Shedicated” plan to receive hints a full week earlier than the rest of the competition!

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Show Transcript

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And we're back with another episode of the Western Rookie Podcast, the podcast for trying to help you understand how to hunt the west. And I'm really excited because today I've got Brendan with Scout to hunt. I'd say Scout to Hunt is the only shed hunting dedicated shed hunting app on the market. Is that, is that true Brendan?[00:01:00]

I believe so. Yeah. Yeah, it's, it's phenomenal. And the listeners obviously know that I was just a New Mexico shed hunting. I think we talked about it for about 10 episodes straight. We were so excited. And I used, I used Scout to hunt exclusively the entire time we were there. It was phenomenal. I did not know until we got back that I had 3D mapping at my fingertips and I didn't even use it.

Cuz all of the other apps, um, the fall apps, you have to download 3D maps like ahead of time and I never do because they eat up so much memory and then you're like, no, you got 3D maps all the time, let's go out to hunt. You just gotta use two fingers and slide. And I'm like, oh my gosh, I would've been so great to have.

Yep. Yeah, that's pretty simple on the, on the Scout to Hunt app. Um, and that's online and, and offline, so, Yeah, that was a big one. But we used it, I mean we used the heck out of the, the, I don't know what the, what you call it, but the track width, you know, how you can set your widths for [00:02:00] like Yeah. Color view.

Yeah. For gritting. Cuz we would find like we, you know, we kind of struggled to find browns. We found a lot of whites and chalks, but when we would find a brown, like we wanted to, like grid and try to find the match. Yeah. And so that's where I was really like looking at the, the track width and trying to figure out like, have I walked this line?

Where have I not walked? And we actually did end up matching, uh, we'd actually matched a couple sets using that. Really? Yeah. That's great to hear. Yeah. That's awesome. I'm actually really surprised, um, that you were able to, uh, well understand that the value of that feature, uh, it's kind of like a, a hidden gem and, and some of it's, uh, you know, I'm part of our, our fault where we haven't fully, um, You know, explain what that is.

Um, but we had some feedback early on from, from, uh, our architects, our, our inside, you know, testers, beta testers, that, that help us out, um, to create that feature or to create something for griding that accounted for [00:03:00] your, your field of view, your vision. Yeah. Depending on where your terrain you're in, you know, so if you're in, you know, flat sage brush where you have a large field of view when you're griding, you don't want to be walking, you know, back and forth with, you know, two or three feet, uh, you know, in between each grid line, right?

You want to kind of spread that out because you're, you're able to view out farther. And we wanted something to represent that, that to scale in the app. And so that's what the field of view, uh, options are, where, you know, if you're in flat open area, you can open that to represent, you know, 40 feet of field of view and add that, you know, you can see that on your map.

So you're griding, um, you know, within a. A, a rate, I guess, or, you know, a distance that makes sense rather than just kind of walking over your tracks and over the same spots, over and over again. And, uh, allow you to track that on your map. And so if you're in a, you know, a, you know, an area where you, you're in the Cedars or whatever and your field of view is, is minimal, you know, you keep it [00:04:00] down to the, the 10 foot Yeah.

Two scale fields of view on your map. Uh, cuz you know, you're obviously gonna want to keep those grids tighter. Um, knowing that a shed could be just on the other side of the cedar or pin or whatever. Um, so yeah, that's really exciting that you were able to put that to use and, and find some. Some match sets.

Oh yeah. I found one. We had a, a really nice, it was a hard white, well half was hard white cuz he dropped it in like a canyon, like in between like three huge boulders, like 30 foot boulders. And he was laying in there and then I started using, I was like looking at the app and then the other side was out in the sun, so it got a little bit more hard white.

But, and then my buddy found a brown and then we matched it up actually like 400 yards away. And we were all like looking at the maps cause we were in great sign. But ironically when I started like learning that it's not only that it was available that, that you could switch it from 10 20 and was it 10, 20, 40?

Yep. Yeah. I'm like, oh, I'm gonna be using this food plot and back home at the farm because our sprayer is 10 feet [00:05:00] wide, so that's perfect. Okay. And then our, our fertilizer spreader's probably closer to that 20 foot wide. And so then I can just switch to like a 20 foot wide, put my phone in the middle of the ranger and then I can track like where we've been fertilizing and spraying.

Yep. That, that'll work. Yeah. Yeah. And I guess to clarify, so that is, so this might kind of ruin your plans there, but, um, the 10 foot, 40 foot and 20 foot is, is um, essentially a radius. So, oh, send that to me a little careful in the center. Yeah, it will, it'll work for your 20 footer, uh, at the 10 foot setting, but, okay, well I could just turn it off and use my line.

But yeah, it was a really cool feature. So, no, it was great. And then I liked the, the icons where you can put like a left right icon down because yeah, with my other apps, um, you just put a shed, like a shed to shed and it's usually like, there's not even a species shed on other apps, right. So that was super nice, but then to be able to play like left side, right side and then, you know, when I [00:06:00] matched that one up, I could like set the match and then it draws that like distance line and shows you like where it was.

Ironically, it was the same exact elevation just farther down the ridge, which I guess that's not ironic. That's what probably most people would expect, but. Yeah. No, that's exciting. Yeah, no, that's exactly the way you use the app. Um, and, uh, like you said, it, it is dedicated to the, to the shed hunter. Um, so those features are gonna revolve around that experience and helping you track, you know, your, your sets and and sides and everything.

So that's exciting to hear. I'm happy to see that though, was all put to use and it, and, uh, hopefully it improved your shed hunting experience in New Mexico. It, I mean, it was great. Yeah, for sure. Definitely helped. The, the resolution on the maps was really nice. Like you could see if I would've used 3d, I could have really seen the shelves and the macas we were trying to hit.

Definitely. But even just with the resolution, I could tell like where the shelf was gonna be and whether or not I could cross it or if it was like a cliff. Uh oh, perfect. Yeah. So that helped. I'm actually, I'm not a western shed [00:07:00] hunter yet. I'm just a guy that went on a trip. But I'm a very avid whitetail shed under, so I'm really excited to move all of my shed pins over.

And even though like I'm probably not gonna get the, just like the full use of like the snow lines and everything, just the shed matching feature, like the left side, right side and being able to match is gonna be super insightful for how Whitetails are using the properties that I shed hunt in the wintertime.

Cuz a lot of the stuff I hunt is flat, so there is no like elevation band to stay on where all the animals are at. So it's, it can be a lot like, especially if you don't have like a great food source, it's gonna be really, it can be really hard to understand like how these deer are using your property.

And so I think that's gonna be huge for even like a, a whitetail shed hunter in the Midwest, just to be able to track a left side and a right side make the match and then that app just stores that information forever. Otherwise, over the years you got a map of pins everywhere from all the sheds you've found over time and you have no idea which [00:08:00] pin was for which match and.

That's exactly what we're trying to achieve. Um, so on, on that point, you know, with, with the shed match, uh, feature, uh, obviously it draws the line and you can see that visually on your map. But with the, the update, you know, prior to, to hopping on, we're talking about with the, the new update that we come have coming out in two weeks, you'll have the data behind that, that visualization, which will be the, the distance between those and then the average distance.

So the way you'll be able to do it is you'll be able to organize, and this again, this is what our, our vision is for the shed hunter, is to take all of that information that you have on your map and actually bring insights out of it. Yeah, because like you said, you have so many pins and it's, it's great because you can, you know, on a visual basis, you can see where the activity's happening, where you're finding sheds, but there's so much more depth to that story that we can pull from that information, and that's what we wanna present to the user.

So again, going back to the shed match feature. You match [00:09:00] your sides, it shows the left and the right. So you can see where those are dropping, right? You see 'em connected, so you can see where that pair was and, and, and get an idea of where that that particular buck was dropping, uh, or, you know, whatever the species is, elk, you know, out here.

And then you have the, the actual data and, and values associated with that. So you'll be able to organize those into shed hunts and then get the average spread or, and, and then the standard deviation for those spreads between those set matches. So, you know, if you are on average out of the, the bucks that you find in a particular property, you have those organized into a shed hunt, and then you can get the average spread between those sets for those, you know, four or five bucks that you've picked up, right?

Right. So now you have an average value of, you know, a spread that we call it, um, or separation from, from side to side of, you know, let's say, you know, 60 feet or 80 feet, whatever. Right. And then you have the standard deviation of [00:10:00] that to kinda give you an idea of how, um, you know, accurate that is amongst all the bucks that you have Yeah.

Organized into that shed hunt. Yeah. So say, say the average is, you know, 60 feet, but it's a plus or minus 30 feet, so you can use that. Okay. I'm, I'm gonna start, you know, I have these, this data, it's shed season. Again, you find a side, you know, or left side, you can consider based on the historical data you have now in your app that within a 60 foot radius plus or minus 20 feet Right.

You could be probably be expecting to find the other side and so you can kind of operate on that basis. Yeah. And it just helps, again, bring the so much more to the story than just having markers on your map. Yeah. I suppose like even in season, like in a single season, say you're at 10 sheds, you found three matches, right?

So you got four singles. And you're on your farm and you're like, okay, on the three matches, like we're talking [00:11:00] 150 feet. Yeah. Like plus or minus 30 feet. Like so it's like these four or these three bucks weren't moving that far like 60 yards. So I should be like dialing in my circle on these other four signals cuz you know, why would you know one deer be moving farther?

You know, maybe we got a strong anchoring feature on our farm, whether it's cover or food that's really keeping these deer in one spot. Like I know I can, you know, or flip side, like maybe I'm hitting public and there's like 600 yards in between each of these deers cuz they keep getting pushed by people.

Then it's like, okay, I'm gonna have to cast a way wider net and just pray. Yeah. Right. Yeah. But at least you have something to to work off of. Yeah. And it's not just like, You know, hearsay or some, some advice that you got from somebody that you ran into, you know, at the gas station, it's your data. You have, you know, it's, it's, it's empirical evidence Yeah.

Based on what you've found in the [00:12:00] past that you're building off of, and then that, that grows over time. So, I mean, you have that shed hunt those markers organized, and you keep finding and adding to that shed hunt, uh, is what we call it. Right. So another apps, it's called folders or, uh, tags or whatever.

Right. Um, that, that builds and compounds that information and it makes it that much more, um, significant, you know, in terms of, you know, statistics. Yeah. With respect to, you know, finding sheds and, and then our ultimate vision, um, you know, stepping out of sh shed hunting is, is being able to, and this is more applicable to, I don't know, it's, I don't know, maybe it, it is pretty applicable to you guys out there on the private property, but for, for public, you know, if that translates into information for hunting season.

Because if you're following, you're finding the same sides of a buck or you're seeing activity in these areas, um, you know, you get a tag, an LTC tag or whatever for these areas that you're shed hunting in, um, that's information that isn't isolated. [00:13:00] Just the shed hunting. Yeah, I'm sure there's, I'm sure there is insights that you can make to help with hunting.

Um, for sure. I think it would be super helpful for like a land manager, which is ironic cuz me and my wife just bought a farm with 40 acres here in Minnesota and so we're gonna be starting our, you know, our own land management journey. You know, I've, my family's owned farms my entire childhood, so we've always been doing it on the family farms, but you know that, that was the next question I was gonna ask is like, this longer vision, is there any i ideas for how to track.

Like an animal through multiple shed seasons. Like this is the freak bowl or the spider bowl, and we've got four years of sheds off this one bowl. And now we not only can we match and see like left side, right side matches, but we can see like his 2020 shed locations, his 2021 shed locations. Yeah. And start to like paint this picture maybe like where you're seeing him go lower and lower on the bad winters and higher, but it's always on this [00:14:00] line.

So now we know if we've got six feet of snow, he's gonna be like in this area. But if we have 20 feet of snow like you guys got this year, he's gonna be way down here farther. Yep. No, a hundred percent. Yeah. So like I said, the ultimate vision is the experience that we're creating for shed hunting, um, will also translate into hunting.

So right now we have it just for shed hunts as the, the foundation, you know, structure of this experience in the app. Um, that same experience will apply to what we're calling, gonna be calling animal profiles. So again, a folder for a particular animal that's a profile for that animal. So your shed hunting data can be duplicated into that, right?

So when you say you find an antler, um, you, you organize that into a shed hunt, and then later you find, you know, uh, his, his other side. And then you realize, okay, there's a, there's a particular animal, you know, it's a really, really nice bowl you want to keep an eye on, they're fresh. So [00:15:00] now you have a shed hunt version.

And then you can create an animal profile and you can tag, or, or, you know, organize those markers into your shed hunt, and then tag that also into your animal profile. So you're still tracking your shed hunt information, uh, as its own, um, folder, I guess. While also tracking that same information, but specifically for that particular bowl that you want to follow.

And you know that that animal profile will also include any other information you want to tag to it. Mm-hmm. If you actually spot the bowl where you spotted, um, you know, other, other markers that are not related to shed hunting per se. Um, so that's more, you know, aggregated to other things or other markers or other types.

Um, whereas your shed hunting might be specific to just shed hunting in general. Um, but yeah, so that's the idea is being able to organize your data and then, and customize it for you to again, create a story and find out what the story is that, that your, your markers are telling you. Yeah. [00:16:00] That's what I'm really excited for.

I think that's gonna be huge for, for whitetail hunters. And I would expect most of the people that listen to this podcast have probably a base foundation of being a whitetail hunter that likes to go out west and hunt. Out in the west as well, but like being able to, to really track a buck, like one animal, one buck sheds their number one hit lister where he shed this year, where he shed last year.

And being able to draw those connections of like, you know, his overall shed zones only 300 yards. Like this is where he winners, like we have multiple years where there's not another app in the market that does that. Now you can put pins and you can label the name, but you still have to like click into each pin to figure out which one was his.

And if you find a lot of antler pretty soon, that's just gonna look like a maze. Right? Yeah. Yeah. I mean that's the, that's the issue is the more data you have almost gets worse, the bigger problems you get. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. Which with your system, the more data you have, the better it gets. Correct. That's the idea.

Yeah. Yeah. That's awesome. So, The last [00:17:00] time we talked, you mentioned that since you did this, you actually don't get to shed hunt quite as much because you're so busy running the business. Have you got out yet this year at all? I haven't, no. Yeah, no. This, uh, it's, uh, like I said, it is ironic the, the shed hunt that we're doing, um, is very consuming and obviously it happens during shed season.

Um, so it is kind of a give and take. Uh, some of our, our team members have gone out, um, particularly, uh, it's a good excuse to go test the app and the new features while offline. Uh, so that's what they'll go do is go shed hunt. Uh, so that's beneficial for them. Um, but, you know, I've been traveling a lot.

Like we just had the, the Idaho Moose Paddle was found. Yeah. So there was a lot of traveling back and forth between Idaho and Utah there, um, getting, you know, meeting the winner for that. And, uh, It's been, it's been pretty, pretty chaotic and, and busy. So for me personally, I haven't been able to get out, but fortunately our, our team has, so That's awesome.

That's a plus. Yeah. [00:18:00] So tell us a little bit about the shed hunt. I'm obviously, I know all about it because we've talked before and, and I've been following the story, but for people that haven't, have no idea what you're talking about right now, give 'em the rundown. Yeah. So, uh, we're running our, our second consecutive 50 k, our $50,000 Bitcoin shed hunt.

Um, so last year we just did one $50,000 shed. It was found in southern Utah. This year we're doing five individual sheds, each one worth $10,000 in cash, or $10,000 in Bitcoin up to the winter. Um, so those five sheds were in Idaho, or one, you know, one in each state. Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico. Um, and then on May 1st we had released the riddles for Idaho, Utah, Nevada.

Um, Those are all still going ongoing except for Idaho, which was found in four days. So that was, that was a huge surprise for us. Um, each brittle is really unique to each state and the way it's set [00:19:00] up. So it is kind of a, um, uh, not a risk, but a, uh, you know, we never know what you're going to get. You know, it's very, uh, random in terms of how the shed hunters of each state will be able to interpret a riddle.

Uh, especially for the states that, you know, um, we may not be as familiar with. Um, I'm very familiar with Idaho and I don't know if that was, that was part of the, the issue cuz I, I'm, I'm the one who wrote the riddle for Idaho. Um, so I don't know if there was like some some psychological bias where I was like, I don't wanna be like super hard.

Um, I wanna make this, you know, achievable. You want people to find them. Yeah, exactly. Weren't necessarily planning on four days, but you want people to find them. Exactly. And then I guess I just went a little too far in the other way, but I also don't wanna discredit the fact that, you know, a lot of these guys are just smart and they're able to look at the map, break in information and, and make it happen.

So we, we are very excited [00:20:00] for the winner, uh, who is out of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Eastern Idaho. Um, so it, it was, it is exciting and, you know, and it, it just goes to show that it, it is a legitimate, you know, if you find the shed, you know, you got $10,000. So, um, we're rooting for everybody else. And, you know, again, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and, and Utah, the four remaining sheds, um, rooting for those to who are looking for 'em to find them.

So, so tell people, first of all, tell people what are they looking for? I mean, I know that you're not gonna mistake this for something else, but like, describe what these antlers look like. Yeah. And, and you can, you can find pictures of these on our, our site and our, our social media pages. But, um, they are actual shed antlers that were donated to us, um, from some, you know, partners that we work with.

Um, there was One Moose Paddle, which was the one that was found in Idaho, two elk sheds and two Mule, their sheds. Um, and they were all, um, [00:21:00] had some amazing artwork done by them, by, um, Jeff Peterson, who is known as bone tats on social media. Um, he does really, really cool carvings and paintings on, on sheds and, and, and, uh, deadheads and an animals.

Um, so, but these ones are particular, have really cool engravings. They have our logo on 'em. They have a Bitcoin logo on 'em. Um, some other items on there. Uh, they're painted black. Um, so they're definitely different from what you'd be looking for, uh, in, in a standard set shed hunting trip. Um, But, uh, they're very unique and identifiable.

Um, and again, you can kind of get an idea of what those look like, what the actual sheds look like on our, on our page. Yeah. Yeah. They look sweet. I, I can't wait. I'm hoping that you guys do this long enough that there comes a day where some random shed, hunter that has no idea about the giveaway, finds one, and they're like, what is this?

Yeah. Yep. [00:22:00] That would be, that would be interesting. Yeah. Um, so the other four states are still live, right? You said, was it New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and, oh, shoot, I forgot the last one. What was the last one? Nevada. Nevada, okay. Yeah. So you got the Southwest. Um, and, and the way you guys run this, right?

Everything is following, especially like a year like this, you're following guidelines, closures, like no one has to do anything illegal to find one of these sheds. You don't have to corner hop, you don't have to trespass. They're all on public. All on public land. Yep. You don't release the hints until the season's open anyway, so if you find it.

Before season opens, you're in trouble. Yeah. I mean, it, it, uh, I don't know how they would, if that did happen. How, what that would be the look like they're just out there, shed hunting and then they stumble across one. Yeah, but you shouldn't have been out there anyway because the season's not open. It's inter, I don't know.

Yeah. I don't know how that would fall under, um, those closures, uh, because it's not, um, a standard shed anymore. Um, it [00:23:00] really, the, the, the, the whole contest falls under, you know, the, the, the regulations of geocaching essentially. Um, so I'm not sure what, how that discussion would be, but we've, we've been in contact with the agencies out here, the public land agencies, um, and you know, for example, in Utah, the DNR or D W R, um, to make sure that, you know, we're making it fair for the, the shed hunters and also fair for all the other outdoorsmen that, that don't participate.

So, yeah. Um, And for those who are managing the land. So, uh, it, yeah, it's, it's all in the clear. Um, and, uh, we're happy to, to work with the agencies and make it fun for everybody. Yeah. Is there, uh, is there any, so, like, so Scout to Hunt is firmly rooted in the West, right? It's a western shed hunting, scouting app.

Is there any kind of back burner ideas to maybe start expanding, maybe even into the front range states? [00:24:00] Um, Eastern Colorado, Eastern Wyoming, Eastern Montana, maybe the Dakotas on like a white trying to get more, uh, market in the whitetail space than just solely like elk mule to, or moose. Yeah. I mean, we have, we have information on, you know, whitetail for example, uh, you know, game range layers.

We have the markers in there for whitetail. Uh, we have blacktail. Uh, you know, sheds Well, we will, sorry, I guess I'm getting ahead of myself. We will have blacktail sheds. Uh, if we were to expand, um, it would most likely be, uh, you know, the, the p and w and, and the West. Okay. First, so California, um, Washington, Oregon.

Mm-hmm. Um, and then we've had a ton of requests for, um, the Dakotas. Uh, obviously since we're Right. You know, we already have Montana, uh, from there, it, it would just lead to the Midwest. Yeah. I don't know if we would ever do reach out far east. It's hard to [00:25:00] say. I mean, like, that, that would be definitely down the road.

Yeah. Um, but, um, our, our next step would be the, the, the Pacific West. Okay. So start with the Pacific West, get that covered. Then maybe slowly like just expand the border across like what would be the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas. See if there makes sense to go that next level of like Iowa, Missouri. You know, see where the line is.

I feel like, I feel like people just using what you have today without any other, like different feature sets would still find incredible value on their farm in Illinois. Justing up left side, right side, the what we talked last time you had just released shed efficiency. So how fast you're walking versus like how much ground are you covering versus how many sheds are you finding and trying to dial that in.

If you're in some bad ground, you wanna walk faster. If you're in great ground, you wanna slow up. Yeah, yeah, yeah. And that, as I may have misspoke that, that's what's coming out here in the next two weeks. Okay. The shed fish is be part of the, the new, [00:26:00] um, stats suite, but, uh, yeah, no, you hit the nail on the head.

And that is, so we are focused on the West, where the Western Shed Hunters app is, what, you know, how we identify ourselves, um, that pertains to the layer data. So all the layer data that we have. Is, is, uh, isolated to those states. Mm-hmm. And we don't do it state by state. Like other maps do, you know, you have that information for all eight Western states at once.

Um, but the, uh, the features outside of the map layers, like you said, the markers, the, the, the stats, all that information, the free 3D map, although that won't necessarily mean anything, you know, out, out in the Midwest. But, um, all that is, is usable, uh, to the basic user regardless of, of the map layers that are isolated to the west.

So, like you said, there is still value for those who are, you know, avid shed [00:27:00] hunters who want to gather those stats and make sense of their, their shed hunting data. They can absolutely do that. In's gotta hunt out. Yeah. So here I got a question for you. We probably have to like put you on the spot a little bit, but.

Walk us through how someone say from Minnesota, like myself, that wants to go out west and try to find an antler, right? How, walk us through how they could, you know, go get scout to hunt. You got free plans, you got paid plans. Obviously there's a ton of different options you can do, but how could someone download that app and let's just pick a state, you know, whether it's Utah, New Mexico, let's pick New Mexico.

Cuz it's, there's not shred regulations, there's a healthy herd. So they know they're going to New Mexico, but how could they use the app to maybe dial in where they go? Because that's gonna be a huge hurdle to overcome as a flatlander doing your first trip. If you don't know anybody, it's like, okay, I know how to get to New Mexico, but what do I do when I'm there?

Like, how do I, how do I know where to walk? Like what could, what could someone do with the Scout to Hunt app to kind of narrow in where to start walking [00:28:00] and then, you know, obviously from there you just gotta be a hunter. Are you seeing sign you have to go, you know, make some changes. But how would, how would that look like using the Scout to Hunt app?

Yeah, that's an amazing question. Yeah. So one of the, the layers that we have, um, again, that are isolated to the western states is the shed regs layer, is what we call it. Okay. Uh, so that layer identifies which areas in each state, uh, or the whole state are either restricted, uh, for the season, um, so that that shows on the map.

And then, you know, at this time they're all green, they're all open. Um, but that also has, um, a, a panel, I guess what you call it, of information. So you can, when you, so say you're going to New Mexico, you can apply the shed regs layer, uh, to your map, and then you can tap on, uh, the, the title for that area in New Mexico.

You can open that layer essentially, and it opens a screen that has information about that state, uh, regulations on shed hunting, if there are any or [00:29:00] restrictions, um, how to report deadheads if they have restrictions on that. Uh, but it also has, uh, information from other shed hunters. Basically tips about how to go about shed hunting in that state.

Uh, so that would be the first start. Um, you have experienced shed hunters sharing, you know, uh, ideas of how to start and what to look for and what to expect for that particular state. So you'll get different tips and information from new in Mexico, uh, from, you know, Idaho or Montana, where the shed hunting.

Um, little different is gonna be a little bit different. Yeah. Um, so that'd be step number one. Uh, step number two, uh, again, like you already, uh, mentioned would be just, um, hunting prowess, right. And expertise in terms of how to research an animal. Where to expect to find animal. So if you're, you're wanting to find an elk shed, having, you know, information about elk in general is gonna help.

And you can couple that with our game ranges layer. Um, [00:30:00] understanding where the winter ranges are versus the summer ranges or overall ranges. Those you can apply, uh, that's a free layer in, in the, in the scout to hunt out. So that'll, that alone will help isolate, um, areas to go, uh, to start, you know, making a sh plans for a shed trip.

Hmm. Now that's kind of the more of the macro aspect of it. Yeah. Then once you get out there, um, or you know, you're getting close to your trip, you can apply the elevations layer. Right. And, and obviously if you're just starting it, uh, it's not as easy cuz you don't have previous, you know, shed data to show what ranges they're, you know, you're finding sheds in.

But you can, you know, based on your, your prior knowledge of, of elk or whatever species you're, you're looking to shed hunt for, um, you can use that as a starting point within the elevations band. Knowing what you know in general, what elevations that they winter in. Um, And then apply that, that range to your map.

Yeah. So [00:31:00] you have on a macro level, okay, here's the ranges, here's the winter range or the ranges that they'll most likely be in. I'm gonna go look in this area, now I'm looking at specific elevation ranges to start in. Um, so that's a good starting point. Then once you get out there and start finding some sheds, you're gonna wanna leverage that, that data to, to carry on.

Yeah. And then with your Elevation bands, we talked there, you have some information on Snow Depth in the app, right? We don't, no, not yet. Okay. Not yet. That was a future, future thing. Yeah. That's something that pipeline we definitely want, um, obviously be related to, to the ranges. Uh, but, uh, we don't have that in the Okay.

But that would be something that a user could just, you know, use their intelligence and say, okay, I got the state. I know I'm legal, I know what I need to do to report a deadhead, or if I can take it at all, you know, so I know I'm safe, right? And now I know where the winner range is. Now, you know that, that alone, especially in a state like Wyoming, Is gonna cut out half the state.

I mean, yeah. You know, so, okay. Pick a winter range. [00:32:00] Pick a winter range that's got lots of public access. Mm-hmm. Now I start to think, okay, what was the winter? What's the winter been like out here? And there's a lot of apps out there, other, you know, you can go to N Oou a I think it is, and look at the snow depths out west and be like, okay, we got a lot of snow.

You know, then you just put two and two together. Okay. A lot of snow. They're probably gonna be a little lower than usual. And then you can, yep. And then you can start, and then you make adjustments. You know, us whitetail hunters, our adjustments look like, well, they're not in the woods. Let's go check the food plot.

Well, they're not in the food plot. Let's go check the swamp. You know, we're, we're switching areas. Where are they wintering? Well, out there it sounds like you're more so adjusting your elevations. Right. Are they lower, are they higher? Not necessarily. They're gonna be on this mountain range, somewhere on this front range.

We just gotta figure out what elevation. Yeah. So like you said, you know, in consideration of snow levels, um, you know, in your more macro research that'll, like I said, that'll give you a, a good. Indication of what elevation bands you wanna show on your map. And you can [00:33:00] isolate those, right? So in the map or in the app, you don't have to show all, you know, seven bands at once, which makes your map look really busy.

You can just isolate just one of those and it really highlights where you can be focusing and it makes it a lot easier, especially in the 3d uh, perspective. Like, okay, this is like a really good spot to, to start grading and start looking. Okay. Yeah, that sounds like fun. Um, we should, we should get together next, next spring and do like a little, a little event where like a flatlander like myself, Like, does a YouTube show or series on like exclusively using Scout to hunt, to find a state, find an area, find like all this stuff, then go out, put it to the test, and then do a shed hunt and like show like, okay, this is how I used the app coming from.

Like, no experience in this state. Like Right. I didn't ask any buddies, I didn't like meet up with a friend. Like I'm just doing it all as an example of what a flatlander with no experience can do and then go do [00:34:00] it and hopefully find a ton of sheds obviously. Like if we didn't find anything then we'd probably have to start over and try again.

But that'd be really fun, like a little fun project to do, um, next, next year. Cuz this year I'm already focused on food plots. I mean, it's like summer here in Minnesota and you guys probably still digging yourself outta snow. Yeah, there is still some snow. Um, but yeah, shed season two is gonna be coming to kind of a, a close, um, you know, here in June.

But I, yeah, I, I love that idea. I think that'll be really exciting. Yeah, it'd be a fun series. I mean, you see people doing like, Shed hunting. You gotta, you gotta be talented to make it exciting to watch. It's, it's incredibly fun to do. Sometimes it isn't the most fun thing to watch. Right? And so you see people doing all kinds of fun series like Ben doing the 50, the, the Sheds of America tour.

Mm-hmm. Where he is trying to drive around and find a shed in every state, which I heard that. And I'm like, that's ambitious. But he gave himself two years to do it, so that's good. Um, but yeah, it's just fun things you can [00:35:00] do to make interesting content, which I think a lot of people listening to this podcast would be like, oh, that's what I want to see.

I wanna see someone start from nothing and, and do it and show success. So it's relevant to my position cuz I'm not, you know, I'm not a Utah native. I can't watch these animals all winter long. I don't have a bunch of buddies that know where to go, you know, it'd be on my own. So I think that would really show the relatability of like, what they could do.

Yeah, for sure. And I, I, I think that really hits on a good point where there are people, um, That would be interested in, in, you know, going shed hunting, but they don't have, you know, maybe they're the only ones in their family that, that are interested or they don't have their friends, um, you know, nearby or don't have the friends that wanna shed hunt at all.

Right. But they do. And so that can be kind of daunting. Um, just like it would be, you know, trying to do that a hunt on your own Right. Or, you know, being the first in your family to start hunting. Um, so yeah, we, the, the way we built the app is to basically serve that [00:36:00] purpose as well as is, is allowing somebody to, who wants to start shed hunting, figure out where to start and, you know, get into it.

And, and like you said, once you start doing it and you find your first shed, uh, it's hard to stop. It's really fun to do. Um, so that, that is, uh, a, a big goal of ours to, to make that, you know, facilitate that or bridge that gap for those who don't have that support elsewhere. Yeah. Yeah, it is. It's man, it is addicting.

I mean, some people just don't get it. And I, I, I don't understand. But you know, I, ever since I picked up my very first shed at a food plot on our farm, I've been hooked ever since. And then going out west this year for the first time, I've found a couple elk sheds, archery, elk hunting, but never, like, we're going west to elk.

Shed hunt and then finding sheds. I mean, that was a game changer. And we brought along, it was me and a buddy, uh, Dan Matthews, who used to be the host of this podcast. And Dan brought a cameraman. This cameraman had [00:37:00] never even tried to shed hunt. Never found an antler, never gone, didn't get it. Didn't un like, he's like, I, you know, I, I don't know, I guess we'll see what it's like, like what is it?

And so I'm showing him all these pictures along the way cuz Dan Matthews was still pretty new to shed hunting in general too. He'd found some Turkey hunting and, you know, at his farms. But not like I've done. So I'm sending. Chris in the, he's in the backseat. I'm showing them all these pictures of like, what shed hunting's like, well they're all from North Dakota in February, so it's like two feet of snow, my dog's, but ba plowing through snow banks.

And, and I'm like, frosted beard and everything. And he's like, wait a second. Is it gonna be snow down there? Like, you guys didn't tell me where we're going, what the weather's gonna be like. Well, we didn't know cuz we were going with a, a guy from Colorado, so he didn't know if we were gonna be, which state we're gonna be in.

How high? Mm-hmm. So we're like, I don't know, just pack, like you're going hiking or something. He's like, I did not pack for snow. And I'm like, well I don't think it's gonna be snow in New Mexico, but we could be wrong. I don't know. And he is like, and then I [00:38:00] packed my sleeping bag, my sleeping bag. I only have like one real sleeping bag.

So I brought this huge negative 10 degree Browning McKinley bag and I throw it in the truck. He's like, wait a second, that's your sleeping bag. Like, I am not prepared for this trip if it's gonna be that cold. So he has double bag in and um, Wearing all of his sweatpants and jackets to bed. And he had an interesting, he had an interesting week.

Well, he follows us around with his camera for three days walking, and he didn't find anything. We kind of struggled off the bat. And so I'm sure he's thinking like, wow, this is really fun, guys. Like, we drove from, I drove from Minnesota to New Mexico to walk around in the woods and not really finally much, right?

But we finally got a a shed. Um, on the last day he was sitting on a rock doing a business call, stands up, turns around and goes, oh, hey, look at that. And then he just finishes his conversation for like 20 minutes and doesn't even pick it up. And it was buried. And it was buried in a way that it could have been like the seventh time on a monster bull.

Oh yeah. And so they're so excited. They start digging, they [00:39:00] pull it out. It's the world's smallest four point rag horn. Like the entire rag horn shed was only like 10 to 12 inches tall. And it had like f it was a distinct four pointer, like the, I mean, two inch fronts. Like I've never seen this small of a four point shed, so I don't really know if we converted 'em to a shed hunter or not on this trip, but we got the cameraman a shed at the start.

Yeah. Yeah. No, it, it, it does, um, you know, to everyone on their own. Um, and, and obviously it, it varies with even within the shed Hyundai community in terms of, you know, those who just like to do it, like go find a couple sheds a few years, you know, every or for the year and, and you know, they're good. And then on the other side of the spec spectrum, you have those who just like can't stop going looking for sheds.

Like they just have to pick up every single one that they find. And, and they're, you know, hauling out, you know, 20 sheds every time. Um, So it, it definitely [00:40:00] varies in terms of the, the passion for it, but it is, it's just very, uh, a, a very unique experience. Um, and like I kind of always said, it's a grow man's, uh, you know, Easter egg hunt where it's just the anticipation of not knowing what you'll find.

Um, you know, it's always good to, to find something, even if it's, you know, like, you know, a tiny four point mystery shed or, um, you know, a massive seven point, you know, bull, bull shed, whatever. It, it's, uh, I think it's just really exciting to find, you know, the anticipation of finding something really unique that, that drives a lot of it.

Yeah. Yeah. It's almost it out there, it was almost cool because I had no idea, like when we shed hunt our own farms, I'm like, well, I kind of know what bucks are here. And not a lot of 'em made it through the winter. A lot of 'em got shot, so I'm not expecting much or, or there's a big buck that I'm going after him alone.

But out there it was like a wild card. We could find anything. Um, yeah. I, I call him the guide, but Steven, the local that we met up [00:41:00] with, he found a beautiful, hard white, four point deer shed probably mid one sixties caliber. So that was a nice, nice deer shed. And then he found like a really nice five point brown for New Mexico.

I mean, he warned us like, Hey, we're not gonna find a lot of tr you know, boon and crocketts in the part of New Mexico. We're going, we're not going in the Hela. Um, yeah. And so we, but he did find probably a two 80 to 300 inch brown FivePoint shed, which was like a really, really nice antler. And that's, yeah, that's rewarding, no doubt.

Yeah, for sure. So we had a good time on the way back, my, the last day my dog got sick, really sick, which was, I'm sorry to hear that. Terrible, uh, for us, not him. I mean, oh yeah. I, I, I can see that. Well, I knew he would probably run outta steam by the end of the hunt. And so the last day I wasn't gonna hunt him.

Well, he had like a small accident in the tent in the middle of the night, which is really strange. He doesn't. Down middle of night accidents. But our cameraman wakes me up in the middle of the night and he is [00:42:00] like, Brian, I think your dog needs to go outside. I'm like half asleep. I'm like, what do you mean?

Like, what, what's going on? He's like, well, he is just shit in the bed. And I'm like, wait, what? Does he have to go outside or did he just take a shit? I don't, what are he telling me? He's like, no, he definitely crapped over there by the door. So I had to clean that up. That went fine. Well, now I'm like kind of worried like he doesn't do that.

Like, does he have like dehydration or like, what's going on? So I decided to leave him in the truck for the last day of the hunt cuz he's, he can usually go like 12 hours without going to the bathroom. I let him out before, but you're only gonna be gone like eight hours. Well, I shouldn't have d i, I don't know what I should have done.

I probably should have just cut a dog sitter and didn't bring him, but he's a shed dog, so I wanted to bring him on the shed hunt. Well, he got sick again in the backseat of the truck. And long story short, I threw away most of my seat covers and just ordered new ones. Yeah. That's rough. Yeah, the guys all got back to the truck before me.

I was the last one to get back to the truck and they were [00:43:00] like gagging and just back by the tailgate. Like, wouldn't even like open the door. They let the dog out. But there was, we had to do some cleaning. Well, luckily I had a, a bottle of, uh, scent Killer left in my toolbox from last fall bow hunting, and we drained the entire bottle of it, spray in the backseat of my truck with Scent Killer.

And it actually worked pretty darn well by the time we got back. We couldn't even smell it anymore. Oh good. Well at least you had that. Yeah. That's helpful. It was. And the seat covers, the seat covers were huge. Like they captured most of it and we just threw 'em out, put 'em in garbage bags and took care of it later.

But yeah, I don't know. Sounds like my whitetail shed dog really isn't fit for the mountains. Yeah. I don't know, but uh, I, uh, yeah, that, that would be, that's an eventful shed trip. It was a, it was a wild shed trip all the way around. Uh, we camped in a spot and some other guy was there, and apparently he was, you must know Rise and shed, uh, yeah.

West MacArthur. Yep. He introduced himself as, [00:44:00] I'm the guy that won the West MacArthur shed giveaway in March. And we're like, okay, well what's your name? Like kind a, he must have been real, must have been really happy to win that. Cause he talked about that. Like he found a way to weave it into every sentence.

Um, so That's awesome. Yeah. But just small world. I'm like, I had Wes on a podcast like the week before we came down here. Maybe he knew, maybe he saw that episode and he, uh, was trying to get in a connection with you. Maybe My, uh, we just bought this farm. The home inspector goes, Hey, were you just a New Mexico shed hunting?

And I'm like, yeah. And he's like, I saw that vid YouTube video. And I'm like, okay, this is wild. That's exciting. Yeah. Very cool. You're one of the 400 people that clicked on that video, so Yeah, it was a good trip. I need to do, the only thing that the trip did for me is confirm that I want to go shed hunting in the west, like every year, multiple times if I can.

Yeah, it's, [00:45:00] uh, I, yeah, there's no argument against that. I, like I said, once you get out there, um, I mean, even depending on where you go, there's just so much beautiful country too. I mean, even if you come out with a couple rag horns, like you still have an, you know, a really good time, um, it, it's more than likely you'll find more than rag horns.

But, but yeah, it's just a, it's a really, really cool springtime activity for a hunter. Um, I, it's, uh, like you said, some people don't get it and, and I, I can understand them, um, but I definitely understand the ones that do get it. Yeah. Have you, so you guys have been up and running for a few years now. Have, have you started to get stories coming in of users where there, like any that stick out where they're like, Hey, I found this monster shed and man, we went like back six times and used the app and we were tracking and setting grid lines and then eventually matched them up and like, do you ever get some of those [00:46:00] like, stories coming in?

All the time. All the time. Yeah. No, that's really exciting. And especially with this, the release of the online, the free online and then the, the offline 3d, um, you know, a lot of, a lot of our users are sending in, you know, screenshots of the app where they're showing their tracks and the pins of, of the, the markers that they're, or the, the markers of the, the sheds that they're finding, uh, along their track.

You know, they're covering, you know, this ridge line to this ridge line and seeing that in the map and 3d, uh, and the success that they're having and how excited they are, it's, it's really rewarding for sure. Yeah. Does that like make you want to get out and use the app yourself then? Yeah. No, it definitely does.

And like I said, our, our, you know, our teammates that, uh, love to go test the app, uh, so they can go, shed hunt, you know, they're sending us the same. Um, and uh, it's, it's really exciting too because, you know, obviously with the business, you, you, you know, within your team, you have some bias, but you get to those [00:47:00] points where you're, you're using it, uh, just as a user, you know, like, you know, regardless of the fact that you're involved with the, with the development of it.

Yeah. Um, and then, you know, there's those moments where it's like, this is dope. Like this is, this is awesome. Like this worked out really well. I would buy, I would pay for this. You know, those, those honest moments. Um, and then that's validated by those who are. Who are sharing the same sentiment and it's, it's really exciting.

Yeah, no, I definitely, definitely will keep the app because it was, it was phenomenal for shed hunting. Like I told you last time, I'm gonna switch all of my shed hunting stuff over scout to hunt, whether it's flatland or in the mountains, just to keep it all in one spot and to get features that are dedicated for shed hunting, like you said.

Yeah, a hundred percent. The matching. Yeah. And on that point, you know, we currently don't have, uh, an import feature. Um, we do plan on, on, on building one. Uh, so, you know, you can bulk export and import, um, your markers from other apps into the Scott Hunt app. Uh, the one downside to that though is, [00:48:00] um, the other apps, uh, don't export, uh, the metadata with their markers.

So, uh, they only export like the name and the G G P S location. Oh. So if you have shed markers in another app, um, you know, like you said, they have like a generic version. It won't show up as a shed marker in Scout to Hunt. It'll show up as a generic because there's no information associated with that, that marker.

Once you export it from the other app, they just share the name and the GPS location, um, which is a bummer. Um, and we can understand why they do that. But, um, to be fair, they don't have a lot of metadata behind their shed icons and other apps anyway. Like, you're not losing much. Really. Yeah, it just, the downside is like, say you have, you know, 600 shed markers and another app, those 600 shed markers will show up as generic markers in Ska Hunt, and you'll have to still [00:49:00] manually update those.

Or change those to the shed marker type that we have in, in our app. Could, is there a way, I mean that, we're probably getting into the weeds of software developer, but I'm an electrical engineer, so I like this stuff. Is there a way where like when you do your bulk import, you can just select like, what icon do you want all of these to be?

And it's just, just make 'em a general shed like. That's a great point. No, that's a great point. And we could definitely work on, on getting that integrated to that experience, because that's all it, if that's all you're really getting outta these other apps anyway, is just a picture of an antler on your icon.

Like you're not getting left side, right side. You're not getting any match data. Right. Hopefully they have date and time that they'll export for you. I think they should have that. It doesn't, from what our we understand and what we've read in their export process, it's just the name, um, and the GPS location.

Okay, well, it's probably past season. Let us know. It's, I know OnX, the default name is like Waypoint, and then it's the date and the time is the default name. But who, I mean, if someone [00:50:00] starts changing names up, then it, that all goes out the window. I always like just delete, waypoint the text and put in a new name, but leave that date and time as a part of the name.

So maybe if you could get, really get into the weeds in that case. Yeah, yeah. From our understanding, they, they export the name that you have. Yeah. And then the GPS location. So if you have that information in a name, then that's helpful. Yeah. Um, but yeah, so on that point though, like for you, if you're doing a bulk export or import and you're able to, to tag all those as a whitetail, that, that makes sense.

But for somebody out west who has moose paddles, COOs, deer, uh, mule, deer, elk, whatever. It would be a little bit of a different story cuz you wouldn't be able to Well, yes and no. You're, you're, you're not, they won't be farther behind because Onyx still only has one antler, I believe. I think. Yeah. I think they have two.

I think they have an elk and a deer. Maybe they added the elk lately when I started it was just shed and so Right. You know, you're not really going. [00:51:00] And then if they did add the elk, I mean, you would just maybe have to do batches. Right? Like, here's all my elk sheds. I'm gonna upload all this at once. Yeah, good point.

Yeah. You can leave it up to the user. Yep. Yeah. Yeah. I like that idea. But to be fair, like I'm at so many whitetail sheds. I could tell you where I found a couple of these big ones, but I wouldn't even need a map to tell you. But some of 'em, it's like, I don't remember which pin this was. I found 19 sheds that day.

One of 'em was this big one, but you know, it's Right. It's more so for the whitetail guys just to like, okay, this is a good farm. We usually find 'em in this shelter belt or you know, I think you'd still be money ahead by exporting them into, into Scout to hunt for sure. Yeah. Okay. Yeah, that makes sense.

Yep. So we'll we're, uh, that's definitely in the pipeline is is getting that import feature. Yeah, that's a good off-season project too. I mean, for you guys. But like, I'm probably not gonna do that in the middle of a shed trip anyway, right. Like, I'll do that in August when I'm bored. Um, so that one's probably like a good back burner [00:52:00] project for you guys.

Yeah, no, that, that definitely is. Well we definitely want to have that, uh, ready for by next season for sure. Yeah. So, um, we're coming up close to an hour already. It's crazy how fast time flies and you're talking about shed hunting. Do you guys have the next hint ready to drop? Uh, cuz this will drop Tuesday, uh, May 16th if you're listening to this.

And so, Because you guys are like systematically updating people with hints and clues and riddles for the remaining four states, right? Yeah. Every Thursday, every, every Thursday, new hint comes out. So, um, yeah, so dedicated users, uh, which is our, you know, our upgraded plan in the Scout to Hunt app, they get hints one week early.

So for example, this Thursday, um, or this coming, or actually, yeah, I can use yesterday. So yesterday a whole, you know, batch of, of hints came out for each of the four shed hunts. Um, those who are shedded [00:53:00] got next week's hint yesterday. So they have a, a head start on, on the hints. Um, so next, on the 18th, uh, when the next hint comes out, the hint that the shek users got yesterday will be released to the basic users on this coming Thursday.

Oh, awesome. So the, and so what, let's briefly touch on like what's the main couple differences between the free version and the shedded version? Yeah, good question. So, um, the, the primary differences right now are the advanced layer. So like the elevation bands layer, the slopes layer, um, which highlights, you know, south facing slopes or whatever, you know, cardinal slope or face that you want to, uh, focus on.

Um, the unpaved layer, which is, uh, a very useful and dispensable layer that highlights, uh, four different classes of, of roads, off roads, um, and, uh, is extremely useful, especially down, [00:54:00] you know, in, in the desert states, uh, where you just have roads. Going every which direction, uh, that is all highlighted on, on your map.

So it really, it's very, very beneficial. So that layer, uh, is one of our advanced layers that's included in the, uh, the dedicated version, uh, uh, the big one. Um, or one of the primary, uh, benefits is the offline 3d. So for, for everyone you can use online 3d, um, you know, when you have signal that's free. Um, but to take that 3D perspective, uh, and experience offline when you don't have signal, um, you have to be a dedicated user.

Um, and then, you know, some other features are like the match set, like we were talking about earlier, uh, to match a set and see that visually matched on your, on your map. That's a, a, a, a benefit for the dedicated shed hunter. Um, and then here, once we release. The new revamped suites or [00:55:00] suite of stats, um, you know, average elevation data will be a part of that as well.

Okay. And what's the, what's the, it's a yearly subscription, right? On the shed? Yep. Yeah. Annual subscription for 29 99. Okay. So it's like, if you're a shed hunter, it's a no-brainer. Like let's push, put it that way for $30, like you're gonna find more sheds with the shedded version, you're gonna have more fun with the tagging and the matching and all of the stuff.

Like $30. Come on guys. It's like a no-brainer. Yeah, I got it for an Iowa shed hunt. I'm like, I was down at work in Iowa and I'm like, I'm gonna walk for an hour after work tonight. And I just downloaded the shedded version and ripped it and didn't find anything. Cause the ground was, but, but I used it out in New Mexico and it was phenomenal, so yeah.

Perfect. I, I didn't want to misspeak. I thought it was $30 a year, but I didn't want to misspeak, but it's like, I don't know. Not expensive at all for how much time we spend doing like our favorite thing. [00:56:00] Right. So, yep. We, we agree. Okay. So the key is if you're gonna go try to find one of the Bitcoin antlers, the, the contest antlers, you're gonna use Scott Hunt anyway cuz shed hunting, right?

You're gonna find other antlers, you're gonna wanna tag them. You might as well get the shedded versions. You get a, a jumpstart on the hints, and then you can check the app every Thursday. Right. So, especially if you're out in the Western states, you check it, you make your plans for the weekend, then you go hit the slopes.

That's right. Yeah. And the, and so where, where do people, I'm assuming it's, uh, the Google Play Store, apple Store, both devices? Yep. Android and iOS. Yep. Yeah. Okay. And the Scout to Hunt website, you can have a link to the download. Yep. Yep. Scout hunt.com. Awesome. Perfect. Go get yourself an app, go get yourself a $10,000 antler.

They look badass, by the way. Those antlers, they look. Yeah. Yeah. Jeff, uh, Peterson did an amazing job. If you guys ever want some help on a whitetail shed for [00:57:00] the next year or a future year's competition, I'll, I will gladly help you guys find one, get on, get it colored, go place it, whatever whitetail state.

Cuz that's exciting. Yeah, no, we would, uh, we'd be happy to do that. Yeah. I think there's a big untapped market of the whitetail shed hunter that would love those tools that you talked about, the ones that you have and the ones that are coming. Yeah. The, the future is, is definitely exciting. We're, we're, you know, biting up, you know, at the bit there to, to get those out because we really do, no, we, we've been testing 'em internally and, uh, we're, we love them, you know, just as shed hunters, so Awesome.

Great. Well, thanks for being here, Brendan. I'm gonna let you get back to your day. You pr you sound like a busy dude with right in the middle of your, of the contest, but I'll let everyone give you one last chance to, to run through the socials and the website to make sure they know where to go to get plugged in to scout, to hunt.

Yeah, so our our site is scout two hunt.com. It's all spelled out. [00:58:00] Um, scout at Scout Hunt, uh, across the social media channels, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, um, and then Scout Two Hunt, uh, in the app stores, uh, will be the quickest way to get your hands on the app. Awesome. And we will put a link to all three of those, um, in the show notes to this episode.

So if you listen to Long and you want to get the app, just check out the show notes and we'll put a link to the app stores. And then the other other thing before we head off is, uh, we'll be doing, although it kind of got a little, um, wonky with the, the Idaho shed being found, but you'll be giving the hint.

Uh, for Utah next week. Yeah. Yep. We'll do the Utah hint. We were, we were all set up to do the Idaho Hint and someone found the antler without a hint at all. So we were like, well, it doesn't really make sense to make the post anymore. A bunch of people are gonna get confused. So we're gonna do the, the Utah hint on what, Thursday?

May 18th. Yep. So May 18th. And it's the Hint goes live, you said it's Seven Mountain Time? Yeah. [00:59:00] Yep, that's correct. Okay. So Seven Mountain Time will be up on the stories we'll be posting, um, go out there. Utah's gotta be the wildest one, like the wildest state the most, like, energized, passionate people chasing that antler.

Yeah. No, yeah. It's, uh, that's the, uh, the shed hunting hub of the west, so, yeah. It's awesome. I wish I lived in Utah some days, especially when I'm seeing people holding up matching 400 inch sets. Yeah. Right. I'm like, that's how we all feel when they show those, that, that, that's, uh, Yeah. Not all of us get to experience that, but yeah.

Yeah. Well one of these years maybe I'll, I'll go out to Utah and find someone to take along with and find some big sheds. Yeah, let's get it set up. Sounds good. Awesome. Well, thanks for being here, Brandon, and thank you for listening folks.[01:00:00]