April 9, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 15

Shed Antler Season Nearing

FWP Reminds Hunters Not To Start Early

Shed-antler hunters and other recreationists planning to visit a Montana Wildlife Management Area are reminded that while many popular WMAs open at noon on May 15, several do not open until June 1.

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It is illegal to enter a state WMA prior to its formal opening day.

Buck deer and bull elk and moose grow antlers each year, some to magnificent size, which drop off to regrow each spring. Hunting for and collecting these “shed” antlers in spring has become a popular activity on more than 30 WMAs managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Many of Montana’s WMAs provide security to winterin...

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