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Antler Gathering Closures

An antler gathering closure in the Upper Snake and Southeast regions runs January 1, 2024 through April 14, 2024.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission set an antler gathering closure running Jan. 1, 2024, through April 14, 2024, in the Upper Snake and Southeast regions. The closure is on public land only, and activities other than antler hunting are not affected.

The closure is intended to reduce stress on wintering big game and help eastern Idaho mule deer herds recover after the harsh winter of 2022-23. The antler closure includes searching for, locating, gathering, possessing or transporting shed antlers and antlers from animals that died of natural causes, commonly known as “dead heads.” 

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Antler Gathering Seasons and Rules 2024

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Antler Gathering Seasons and Rules 2024 - Mobile

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