Late winter is antler shedding season for deer and moose, and Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement is reminding people of the rules around finding naturally shed wildlife parts.

While Albertans are free to keep and even sell shed wildlife parts without a special permit in most cases, there are rules and regulations to keep in mind.

Shed parts found in provincial and national parks or other protected areas cannot be kept.

For those planning on exporting antlers or animal parts, it's always a good idea to check the regulations in the receiving jurisdiction, as they tend to vary from region to region.

If you find other bones or animal parts you want to keep, contact the closest Fish and Wildlife office.

You're also asked to contact a Fish and Wildlife office if you're looking to salvage meat from a found animal. Those situations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Contact information for regional Fish and Wildlife offices can be found on the Government of Alberta website.