JACKSON, Wyo. — The annual opening season of the shed hunt went down this morning, May 1, beginning at 6 a.m. Shed hunters descended on Jackson Hole in search of antler sheds after winter closures were lifted on a number of public lands in the area. Cars and trailers lined up ahead of the opening of Curtis Canyon Road, a popular access point to Bridger-Teton National Forests.
The area is a hot spot for shed hunters because of its close proximity to the National Elk Refuge. Curtis Canyon Road is closed from December 1 through April 30 each year to protect wintering wildlife. Thousands of elk pass through the area, on their way to the Elk Refuge winter feedground.
Photos: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail
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