Wyoming Game & Fish catches illegal antler collectors
Green River, Wyo. (AP) Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens caught several people illegally collecting shed antlers in southwest Wyoming last month.
It is against state law to collect shed antlers on most public land between Jan. 1 and April 30 in order to protect big game from harassment on their winter ranges.
The agency says three individuals from Big Piney were apprehended with a total of 10 shed antlers in their possession on public lands. In the Kemmerer area two individuals are awaiting charges of collecting shed antlers in the big game winter range located west of LaBarge. Another individual was apprehended collecting shed antlers near Evanston.
And 11 individuals were caught with 34 antlers in their possession west of Mountain View.
Charges are pending on those who were apprehended this spring.