New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

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New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

Onetime hobby becomes profitable business for some
Don Hoard and Shawn Hansel buy antlers in Dolores in 2015. They buy antlers for Wild West Designs, located in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which uses them to make chandeliers and furniture. “You have to hike a lot,” Hansel said.
Colorado has enacted a shed antler hunting closure between Jan. 1 and April 30. This year, the closure began March 2.
Elk shed their antlers in winter, but now you can’t collect them until after April 30.

New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

Don Hoard and Shawn Hansel buy antlers in Dolores in 2015. They buy antlers for Wild West Designs, located in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which uses them to make chandeliers and furniture. “You have to hike a lot,” Hansel said.
Colorado has enacted a shed antler hunting closure between Jan. 1 and April 30. This year, the closure began March 2.
Elk shed their antlers in winter, but now you can’t collect them until after April 30.
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