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Shed Hunters Should Give Wildlife a Break

 

March 13, 2019



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 & 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 3...



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