Hunting Sheds At The Sun River Wildlife Management Area
Close to Augusta, Montana, pretty soon there will swarms of people heading out to the Rocky Mountain Front to take part in the annual Sun River Shed Hunt on the Sun River Wildlife Management Area. This happens every year on May 15th. People from all over come out to hunt for elk sheds, and hope to bring home some a trophy or two.
FWP estimates at least 300 vehicles, plenty of people on horseback, with an estimate of 750 to 1000 people all looking for those sheds.
Everyone lines up at the fence line and at high Noon, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks open the gates. And the hunters come stampeding through like flood waters. This also helps with driving the remaining elk out of the game range who should migrate out for the summer.
If you want to be one of the first in line at the gates, you better come early. Rumor has it that some camp out days before to ensure their spot on the fence line with the best advantage. And bring your bear spray.
For those of you who are thinking about coming up early and "sneaking in" before May 15th, don't even try. The area is heavily patrolled by Game Wardens before and during the shed hunt. Plenty have been arrested trying.
Everyone is welcome to come out for the shed hunt. Or just come on out and enjoy the view. May 15th, 2023. More information online here.
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