Tuesday, February 4, 2014

World's Largest Shed Hunt Announced

PIKE COUNTY, Ill. - Each year, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts enter America's fields and timber looking for antlers shed by white-tailed deer. For years, their findings could only be shared with a few friends. Thanks to social media, the time has come for that to change.

Now it's time for America to shed hunt together.

On March 1, Whitetail Properties Real Estate and several of the most respected brands in the outdoor industry are calling on all hunters to participate in the first-ever #ShedRally - the world's largest shed hunt.

What is #ShedRally? It's anyone and everyone getting outside on March 1, hunting for shed antlers and uploading photos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and using the hashtag, #ShedRally. The video found at Youtube.com/WhitetailPropTV explains more.

"We want to make history by organizing the largest shed hunt ever," said Michael Turbyfill, Whitetail Properties public relations and marketing director. "Social media allows us to unite outdoor enthusiasts in one conversation and no matter your state or region, if you're shed hunting on March 1 and using the #ShedRally hashtag, the world can see your photos in real time."

Throughout February, the Whitetail Properties team of pros will post shed hunting tips, tactics, and exclusive photos and videos on the official Whitetail Properties Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. These can be found at Facebook.com/WhitetailProperties and on Twitter and Instagram using the @WhitetailProperties handle.

"Part of the reason we down monster whitetails each fall is due to information we gather shed hunting," said Paul Sawyer, Whitetail Properties vice president of marketing. "The #ShedRally is a great opportunity to educate America about shed hunting with an original idea that cements our brand as a leader among real estate companies."

The benefits of shed hunting are endless. Shed hunting is an awesome way to learn the land, how bucks use a hunting property and what bucks survived hunting season and winter. It's a great way for family and friends to exercise and enjoy a few hours outside. Shed hunting also is the perfect time to teach young hunters about deer sign and scout for the fall.

On top of all the benefits, Whitetail Properties will judge all photos uploaded that use the #ShedRally hashtag and pick the most original and creative users to win prizes from Realtree, Scent-Lok, Tenzing and more.

For more information about the #ShedRally, visit Facebook.com/WhitetailProperties.

About Whitetail Properties: Since its founding in 2007, Whitetail Properties has exploded into North America's top place to buy and sell recreational hunting and farmland. This fact was cemented in 2012 with nearly a quarter billion dollars in sales and being named one of "America's Best Brokerages" by The Land Report. The growing staff of Whitetail Properties real estate agents in 13 states are hard-working, knowledgeable and passionate hunters and land managers. The team currently averages a farm sold every day throughout the year.

Whitetail Properties reaches more than 31 million households with Whitetail Properties TV, an award-winning show on The Sportsman Channel that showcases the benefits of owning recreational real estate.

To browse prime hunting and farmland currently for sale or to contact a Whitetail Properties agent, visit WhitetailProperties.com.

Contact: Michael Turbyfill

Paul Sawyer