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Follow these five rules of shed-hunting etiquette

An afternoon of whitetail shed hunting in the spring of 2022 produced these six antlers and big smiles for the author (l) and buddy Travis Mattison in northern Wisconsin. Just as you would for any hunting or fishing excursion, the author recommends developing some simple rules and etiquette before heading afield to chase bone. (Photos courtesy of Joe Shead)

Shed hunting in Minnesota is still blissfully unregulated. Meanwhile, some Western states now have seasons and even require completion of an online ethics course or the purchase of a conservation stamp prior to shed hunting. No kidding!
Still, there are rules here – some legal and some moral obligations – that we should observe when searching for antlers.

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