The opening day of 2020's antler season brought plenty of changes for shed hunters to keep in mind. Despite Gov. Gordon's request for out-of-state antler hunters to stay home or self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and a the Town of Jackson's ask for the same, shed hunters came from across the country for the May 1 opening of national forest lands.

The Jackson Police Department offered those violating the unenforceable recommendations a carrot, however, lining up vehicles full of shed hunters at the fairgrounds with a promise of giving them first dibs to forest trailheads with a police escort up the Refuge Road upon its opening at 6 a.m.

Though forest lands opened at midnight, the Refuge Road at 6 a.m., and state feed grounds at 8 a.m., antler hunters were not allowed to legally retrieve or even touch antlers until noon.

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