My understanding is you can only "gather" shed antler during the dates posted by scott_rn in the Northern Region. You are correct about you can't take antlers connected to the skull plate anytime of the year. I could be wrong, but that was my understanding. There was talk of implementing this shed season for state wide. Does anyone know if that is still in the works or if they tabled the idea.blackbear said:Well to clarify......
Actually the Sed horn/Shed antler season has nothing to do with harvesting. You may harvest shed antlers, with the socket attached anytime of year. Any antlers connected to a skull or skull plate are illegalto posess in Utah unless its a tagged deer.
Shed antler and horn season only concerns the selling, trading and bartering of antlers. They set a season for selling them outside of the big game seasons, so hunters wouldnt be tempted to sell their antlers fresh off the hunt.
Hope this helps.