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(JACKSON, Wyo)  As temperatures gradually warm, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is warning the public not to go out in search of antlers in western Wyoming.  Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that shed horn and antler gathering had been prohibited on most public lands west of the Continental Divide between January first and April 30th since the regulation was enacted in 2009.  He explains the whole purpose of the regulation is to give the animals a little relief from the stress they experience just getting through the harsh winter months – particularly a winter like we have seen this year with the heavy snow.  “It’s tough going for those animals, plot-holing through that deep crusted snow,” says Gocke, “and they just don’t need any additional stress from people out there collecting antlers or doing any other things as far as that goes. At this point, Gocke says there still hasn’t been much movement of the animals off the feedgrounds in Jackson Hole toward their summer ranges. He says even though there has been some snow-melt on the valley floor, not too far up the hillsides there is still a significant amount of snow preventing the animals from moving up.

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