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Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA Opens for Shed-Antler Hunting May 15


HELENA - Shed-antler hunters and other recreationists planning to visit a Montana Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are reminded that while many popular WMAs open at noon on May 15 including the Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA aka the Game Range, several do not open until June 1. It is illegal to enter a state WMA prior to its formal opening day.

Buck deer and bull elk and moose grow antlers each year, some to magnificent size, which drop off to regrow each spring. Hunting for and collecting these “shed” antlers in spring has become a popular activity on more than 30 WMAs managed by Montana Fish,...

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