Common questions

Is Shed hunting legal in PA?

Is Shed hunting legal in PA?

Shed hunting is permitted on public land. You must have permission from private landowners before entering their property.

Can you keep elk sheds in Pennsylvania?

Sheds must come from the wild elk herd, not a game farm or reserve. Feeding and baiting the wild elk in Pa is prohibited by law. Do not feed or bait the elk to try and keep them in the area that you are watching. If caught, you will be cited by the Pa Game Commission and you will be disqualified from the hunt.

Can you keep Deadheads in PA?

You are NOT permitted to keep a deadhead without first registering it with the commission at which time you may be required to pay $10 per point to keep it.

Is it illegal to pick up deer antlers in PA?

Yes. It is lawful for individuals to find and retain deer and elk antlers on public land, so long as they were shed through natural causes. It is unlawful for individuals to possess a shed antler to sell, barter or trade OR to offer to sell, barter or trade any shed antler.

When to Go Shed Hunting in Pennsylvania?

The best time to scout for sheds is late January and early February, when deer tend to herd up and follow their winter patterns. Scouting at this time of year, when many bucks still are carrying their racks, will increase your success after their antlers start dropping.

Can I sell my deer antlers?

Fish and Game Code, section 3039 generally prohibits selling or purchasing any part of a bird or mammal found in the wild in California. Complete antlers, whole heads with antlers, antlers mounted for display or antlers in the velvet may not be sold or purchased at any time.

When can you start shed hunting in PA?

When to Go Shed hunting in Pennsylvania?

Where is the best place to find deer sheds?

Creeks, fences, ditches, roads, and thick overhanging branches are all great places to find sheds hanging around. Often that little jolt or bump is all they need to drop.

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