What kind of patchouli Senate is there in Washington and coming for the rest of us? Well, this kind: Let's say the you and your children are hiking in beautiful Olympic National Park. Oh, look! Moose antlers! If you or your child - who didn't shoot the moose, I hasten to add, you simply found the molted antlers lying on the trail - well, if you pick up the antlers - again, not leave the park with them, but simply Pick. Them. Up. Well, that's a five thousand dollar fine and up to six months in jail according to Federal law, 36 CFR 2.1 subchapter (a)(1)(i).To wit:
§ 2.1 Preservation of natural, cultural and archeological resources.You can bet someone has been prosecuted under this law. But at least it's not a felony!
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the following is prohibited:
(1) Possessing, destroying, injuring, defacing, removing, digging, or disturbing from its natural state:
(i) Living or dead wildlife or fish, or the parts or products thereof, such as antlers or nests.
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