Bone Dog Outdoors has verified every state agency to confirm & verify shed hunting opportunities for our members.  Each agency has been interviewed and asked to report opportunity, season, gathering guidelines, and working dog regulations.

Note: If a deceased animal is found with antlers while shed hunting in the wild, it is required to contact the DNR for that state and report the animal to rule out poaching or other.  It is up to the determination of the wild life officer to allow you to take the shed once the animal is reported.

All regulations & rules still apply to land, forestry, property as it relates to access to the property, free range vs. path access and or leashed pets.

Hunting / Shed Hunting Regulations DNR By State

Alabama
Verified: No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted

Alaska
Verified: No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted

Arizona
Verified: No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted

Arkansas
Verified: No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted

California
Verified: Pending Verification

Colorado
Verified: Strict Enforcement / Restrictions - READ MORE HERE >

Connecticut
Verified: Pending Verification

Delaware
Verified: Pending Verification

District of Columbia
Verified:
N/A

Florida
Verified: Pending Verification

Georgia
Verified: Pending Verification

Hawaii
Verified: Pending Verification

Idaho
Verified: No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted

Illinois (Click here for Local Shed Hunting Chapter Contact Info.)
Verified: Regulations on State Owned Land, Cannot remove animals or parts thereof. Interesting Article from 2006: READ MORE HERE >

Indiana (Click here for Local Shed Hunting Chapter Contact Info.)
Verified: Pending Verification

Iowa
Verified:
No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted
Interesting Article from 2015: READ MORE HERE >

Kansas (Click here for Local Shed Hunting Chapter Contact Info.)
Verified: Pending Verification
Interesting Video from 2011: WATCH NOW >

Kentucky
Verified: No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Regulations on Unleashed Dogs, Exceptions for Shed Dogs in Training. Read More & Watch for Land Postings.

Louisiana
Verified: Pending Verification

Maine
Verified:
Pending Verification

Maryland
Verified: No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds
Antlered Skulls must be checked in through the Wildlife and Heritage Service staff

Massachusetts
Verified: Pending Verification

Michigan (Click here for Local Shed Hunting Chapter Contact Info.)
Verified: Pending Verification

Minnesota (Click here for Local Shed Hunting Chapter Contact Info.)
Verified: No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted
Great Read from Minnesota Young Naturalists - be sure to share with your young ones!

Mississippi
Verified:
No Specific Regulations, No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Regulations on Unleashed Shed Dogs during certain seasons.  Read More.

Montana
Verified: No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted, Must follow Posted opening dates & leash laws within Wildlife Management Areas. Block Management Program does not apply, permission must be granted on private land.

Nebraska and Outdoor Nebraska
Verified:
No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted August 1 - April 31st (Dogs are not permitted on WMA during 3 months May-July Blocked for Bird Nesting)

Nevada and Nevada Wild
Verified: No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted, Must Use Common Sense around herds and natural wild life.

New Hampshire (Click here for Local Shed Hunting Club Facebook Page)
Verified: No Specific Season, Keep Sheds, Shed Dogs Permitted
NH Wildlife Journal Magazine >
Wild Times Magazine FOR KIDS >

New Jersey and New Jersey Hunter Forum
Verified: Pending Verification

New Mexico (Download Hunting Rules)
Verified: No Specific Season, Keep Sheds (Dead Heads CANNOT be taken unless an NMDGF area officer is contacted), Unleashed Shed Dogs Permitted
**It is unlawful to possess the head, horns or antlers of any big-game species found in the field without a receipt from NMDGF (except for shed antlers).
NY DNR Officer Says "JUST HAVE FUN!"

New York
Verified: Pending Verification

North Carolina
Verified: Pending Verification

North Dakota
Verified: Pending Verification

Ohio and Ohio S.H.E.D. Club
Verified:
Pending Verification

Oklahoma
Verified: Pending Verification

Oregon
Verified: Pending Verification

Pennsylvania
Verified: Pending Verification

Rhode Island
Verified: Pending Verification

South Carolina
Verified: Pending Verification

South Dakota
Verified: Pending Verification

Tennessee
Verified: Pending Verification

Texas
Verified: Pending Verification

Utah
Verified:
Pending Verification

Vermont
Verified: Pending Verification

Virginia
Verified: Pending Verification

Washington
Verified: Pending Verification

West Virginia
Verified: Pending Verification

Wisconsin
Verified: Pending Verification

Wyoming
Verified: Pending Verification

PUBLIC & PRIVATE SHED HUNTING RESOURCES ARE CONTINUALLY BEING verified. ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OR STATE DNR PRIOR TO GETTING TIME SHED HUNTING IN THE WILD.