Mountain Goat Hunts
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Sept 1 – Oct 31
Hunt Shed Antlers Responsibly
Shed hunting has grown in visibility and popularity in recent years. Scouring the winter ranges of mule deer and elk in search of naturally shed antlers is a social and family activity that draws people out to enjoy nature, but shed hunters must have respect for the habitat and the animals they covet.
Shed hunting too early in the year can stress wildlife. High stress can cause pregnant deer and cow elk to lose their young and poor body conditioning and nutrition can stunt future antler growth. Many people may not realize that harassing wildlife is a crime.
Some tips for doing it right include:
- Tread lightly on animal habitat, respect the animal’s space
- Do not chase animals with snowmobiles, four wheelers or any vehicle
- Wait for antlers to shed naturally. If you wait and watch from afar the chances of finding a match set go way up.
If you witness wildlife harassment or any other activity that is harmful or dangerous to wildlife, report the incident to Operation Game Thief at 1-800-992-3030.