I'm against poaching, but lets get this straight antler proaching isn't even in the same class as poaching animals. It is annoying to me that antler collection is now carefully regulated like everything else. It seems to me that if folks want to go collect antlers whenever/wherever and they are not harming the game (and, no, pushing them out of a field or something is not "harm" in my book) who really cares????
Human caused stress can have a severe impact on the mothers as well as the unborn prior to calving.
Lets see elk fend off wolves, cougars, bears, coyotes, and disease for centuries, but now a few shed hunters will cause "undue stress". Do these folks not realize how hypocritical it sounds when they turn around and say elk can handle the stress from wolves?
Sometimes laws are made for goofy reasons and then otherwise good folks make up goofy reasons to justify the goofy law, just to avoid the situation where they would actually have to say the law is not right (gasp!).
There's no doubt that a quality photo from a hunt or a special harvest we have made adds immensely to the memories of that hunt that we take from that day forward. Having a picture framed sitting on our desk at work, mantel at home or stuck on a dresser in our bedroom can take us back to that special time and place in an instant and that's something very special. Some hunters enjoy a mount hanging on a wall, and all the memories it keeps inside it's furry or feathered exterior. Some don't...