Shed Hunters Should Give Wildlife a Break

Late winter can be a stressful time for deer and elk with deep snow, limited food options and depleted fat reserves.

That’s why Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking shed hunters and other recreationists to give deer and elk their space until the snow melts and the animals are less stressed.

Shed hunting – looking for antlers shed each year in the winter by male elk and deer so they can regrow a new pair – has become increasingly popular in recent years and more competitive.

While it is illegal to trespass on FWP’s wildlife management areas before they open (most of the Region 4 WMA’s ope...

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