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keeping antlers #2872011 12/27/11 12:13 AM
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who here keeps their antlers from every buck they shoot? I know some folks who have chingos of antlers from way back when they started hunting and they are in their 60's.

I had several sets from when i was younger, but i ended up getting tired of them laying on the porch and gave them to a labrador who loved chewing antlers. hardley take any home with me anymore

All I have now is two antler mounts in my office, and the mounts in my home.



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Re: keeping antlers [Re: txtrophy85] #2872024 12/27/11 12:20 AM
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i keep all i shoot.


Re: keeping antlers [Re: mbavo] #2872030 12/27/11 12:25 AM
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TT85 if you don't want them I can use them.



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Re: keeping antlers [Re: Payne] #2872042 12/27/11 12:30 AM
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I have every set from every buck I ever shot.


Re: keeping antlers [Re: Payne] #2872046 12/27/11 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: Payne
TT85 if you don't want them I can use them.


what do you do with them? i gather about a pickup truck bed full of sheds every year too



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Re: keeping antlers [Re: txtrophy85] #2872061 12/27/11 12:44 AM
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I wish I'd held on to more, not that I've killed a massive amount of bucks. I probably have 15 sets, but there are a couple of guys I wish I'd kept them from.


Re: keeping antlers [Re: txtrophy85] #2872062 12/27/11 12:46 AM
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I want to wrap the front gate with them.



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Re: keeping antlers [Re: Payne] #2872090 12/27/11 12:58 AM
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where you located at?



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Re: keeping antlers [Re: txtrophy85] #2872120 12/27/11 01:05 AM
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I keep all of mine and every one of them has a story



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Re: keeping antlers [Re: txtrophy85] #2872153 12/27/11 01:18 AM
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Re: keeping antlers [Re: Payne] #2872181 12/27/11 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: Payne
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make it to town and i'll give you quite a few



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I keep the interesting ones with a story to tell, some I give away, or they stay at the ranch on the cabin



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Re: keeping antlers [Re: TreeBass] #2872304 12/27/11 02:15 AM
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I keep all of mine and all of the sheds that I find. I have probably found close to 200 sheds over the years and love hunting them nearly as much as hunting live deer.


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I keep everything... I have 3 categories... Shoulder mount, euro mount, and cut offs that I have piled around the fireplace


Re: keeping antlers [Re: Payne] #2872371 12/27/11 02:43 AM
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I've kept them all---even the spikes. Might have been different if I wasn't raised in a part of East Texas with very few deer. I killed my first deer--a buck--when I was 15 and now I'm 51. I'm blessed to be able to hunt a ranch in Coleman county now. WAY yonder more deer there. I kill cull bucks larger than anything here in my part of East Texas.




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Keep everything... Always a story!



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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: Payne
TT85 if you don't want them I can use them.


what do you do with them? i gather about a pickup truck bed full of sheds every year too

I will take all the sheds you don't want to keep. I use them to repair customers antlers when they want a busted tine fixed.





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I keep everyone that I or my kids shoot. We also keep every shed we find...Don't know why...


Re: keeping antlers [Re: USMCatfish] #2872911 12/27/11 01:07 PM
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I use them to make war helmets, but I'm a viking so it makes more sense for me.


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I keep everything that I kill or find.


Re: keeping antlers [Re: TreeBass] #2873032 12/27/11 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: TreeBass
I keep the interesting ones with a story to tell, some I give away, or they stay at the ranch on the cabin
Same here.



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Are sheds good for rattling?



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I keep them all.



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