Opening day of shed hunt season, 6 a.m May 1st

JACKSON, Wyo. — The popular opening day of shed hunting season is just around the corner. Shed hunting is permitted on public lands beginning May 1 at 6 a.m. 

The Town of Jackson has created a plan for those wishing to collect antler sheds on opening day on public lands accessed through the Elk Refuge Road. 

Elk shed antler hunters are requested to enter the Teton County Fairground through the eastern entrance on Snow King Avenue and check-in with a member of the Jackson Police to receive a line-up number and parking instructions in staging for the procession to the Elk Refuge Road on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6 a.m.  The procession will be allowed first access onto the Elk Refuge Road on May 1, 2021.  

It is illegal to take, collect, retrieve, possess, or transport any natural product, including shed antlers, from the Elk Refuge.

Overnight parking will be prohibited along East Broadway Avenue near the entrance to the Elk Refuge Road and in surrounding residential neighborhoods prior to the opening of the Elk Refuge Road.

There will be personnel from the Jackson Police Department at the Teton County Fairgrounds from 6 a.m. on April 30, until 6 a.m. on May 1. There will also be port-o-potties and a trash receptacle available for antler collectors to utilize.

Photo: Town of Jackson

Stalls for horses are available at the Teton County Fairgrounds. Advanced reservations can be made by calling the Teton County Fair Office at (307) 733-5289. For more information about staging at the Teton County Fairground parking lot call the Jackson Police Department at (307) 733-1430.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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