Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

Idaho temporarily halts shed antler hunting to protect wintering wildlife.

1. Idaho Fish and Game halts shed antler hunting temporarily.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

2. Wintering big game protection drives the decision.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

3. Growing interest in antler hunting poses threats to wildlife.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

4. Profitable antler sales encourage increased hunting activity.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

5. Last year's harsh winter prompted concerns for Idaho's wildlife.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

6. Human encounters in winter disturb animals, risking survival.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

7. Legislation grants authority to regulate shed antler hunting.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

8. Previous lack of authority led to unregulated hunting.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

9. Idaho enforces temporary closure to protect mule deer.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

10. Public support backs the decision for the hunting closure.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

11. Closure spans January 1st to April 14th in certain regions.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

12. Aim is to aid the recovery of mule deer populations.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

13. Future restrictions on antler hunting will be based on necessity.

Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife

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Idaho Fish and Game Curbs Shed Antler Hunting to Protect Winter Wildlife