If you want to hunt for shed antlers from deer, elk or moose in Utah, you need to take a free course first. It’s also important to realize that later winter and early spring is often a tough time of year for animals.
“During winter, big game animals, especially deer, often have a difficult time finding food. If you spook an animal and cause it to run, the animal has to use up fat reserves and energy it needs to make it through the winter,” said Justin Shirley, Captain with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR).
The course will show interested shed hunters how to seek and gather antlers without stressing the animals.
(Photo source: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)