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2f350s
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May-10-17, 
01:14 PM (MST)
"Shed Hunting Season/License Opinions"

I recently read a post in the "General" forum about shed closures and seemed appropriate subject for this forum. Why should there be any season, license, or bag limit?

I'll start with my opinion: I do not believe in shed hunting closures, seasons, or bag limits (which haven't been mentioned yet... but there are bag limits for everything else the DOW regulates). In all the years I've been shed hunting I have never trespassed, stolen, harassed, chased, stressed or pushed deer or elk in order to get an antler, NEVER!

I'm aware that it happens. During all the times over all the years I've been shed hunting, and that's a lot, I 've only seen another person in the same area 3 times. I find more dead animals on my first few outings than I find in subsequent outings; meaning they died from the stress of people hiking for antlers.

I understand that survival during winter months is tough on wild game. I must say in all the seasons I've shed hunted the game I come across is not running away in a frantic dash for their life like they do in an instant during hunting season. Maybe that's because they don't have the energy to waste, and I steer way-clear of'em as soon as I notice them around.

As far as a license goes, it always seems to me that when there is enough public interest in something (take marijuana in CO for example) someone or some agency wants to regulate it. Apologize for the verbose opinion, but I don't believe taking a walk through public forests, no matter what time of year, needs to be regulated. When I go cut firewood in late winter or early spring to keep the fireplace crackling, if I see a shed antler, I'm going to pick it up and thank my good fortune.

2f350s: Hunt hard, hunt ethically.

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 RE: Shed Hunti...  Sallaberry      May-10-17   1 
 RE: Shed Hunti...  HJB      May-11-17   2 
  RE: Shed Hunti...  nvkid      May-12-17   3 

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Sallaberry
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May-10-17, 
10:14 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Shed Hunting Season/License Opinions"

I wish that they would here in Nevada make it unlawful to possess sheds without a license because of all the out of staters that come and harass our game. It would just even the odds for us that try and wait for better weather for the animals. I know it isn't all out of staters that do this and lots with in Nevada that do the same trying to post the first brownies on Facebook. Leave the animals alone till the hills have some nice green on them. I would rather miss out on a bunch of sheds rather than pushing around a bunch of animals in diress.

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May-11-17, 
11:50 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Shed Hunting Season/License Opinions"

Make people buy a $250 Permit to sell sheds, and a $250 permit to buy sheds and see how many people quit shed hunting. It's all in the money.

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nvkid
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May-12-17, 
01:25 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Shed Hunting Season/License Opinions"

Agreed!!! Flat brims, smoke stacks ,Social media and money has destroyed an enjoyable weekend with the family, of course they can't pick them all up but a ton of sharty hunters look real good on Facebook killing our animals in their most stressful time of year, and I say sharty hunters because sheds don't think or move, it isn't a tactful sport , hard hikes and good eyes, sure.
Some regulation needs to be applied here so we can quit seeing YouTube videos of shed hunters coming up on dying deer and wondering why they are dying !

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