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Old 02-23-2008, 12:17 PM
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I was at the AZ gun show this morning, and a guy had a BEAUTIFUL set of elk (5 x 5)antlers for $30. I waited until we were leaving to grab them, and of course they were gone. I see they are worth quite a bit more than that, but I just wanted them to hang up.... [:@]
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:18 PM
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I was at the AZ gun show this morning, and a guy had a BEAUTIFUL set of elk (5 x 5)antlers for $30. I waited until we were leaving to grab them, and of course they were gone. I see they are worth quite a bit more than that, but I just wanted them to hang up.... [:@]
I think I would have a problem hanging up someone elses antlers they killed. I have a pronghorn in my living room that a buddy gave me because his uncle died and had two shoulder mounts and he only needed one. But the more I think of it, I want to take it down.
 
Old 02-23-2008, 12:21 PM
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You could have sold those for alot more on ebay--those things go for near $100 plus shipping and alot of people buy them for arts and crafts supplies....
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:36 PM
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i agree with bigcountry. I don't think i would want someone elses antlers in my house.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:43 PM
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I completely agree with your stance on only hanging antlers you personally took, but I think I wouldn't have a problem hanging elk antlers since A) I will NEVER get drawn for elk and B) I will never pay $10 K to go on a guided hunt. I would never hang any deer mounts, etc. I didn't personally take.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:48 PM
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I can hear the story in the family room now...

"There I was at the gun show when all of a sudden there they were! I had nothing on me but my six trusty Lincolns so I slapped leather and dropped these tines right where they lay. The adrenaline was flowing so fast I could barely pack them out to the truck." "If only I had a camera with me..."

(Just jesting of course) I will have to admit that elk antlers are a thing of beauty and would have been tempted to pick them up myself to hang in one of the cabins when I'm done.


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Old 02-23-2008, 03:24 PM
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For $30 that is a STEAL! Resell those babies or keep them for looks, either way you missed the boat!
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:38 PM
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yea im not big on other's antlers either, though id prob buy em sell em, or use em as rattling antlers. or lay em near the fireplace til I have my own.....then sell em
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:11 PM
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You guys are nuts just because you hang them in your house doenst mean everyone will lie. if it looks good in a living room then go ahead its just decoration... Your own trophys are what you brag about and where your pride is... dont rag on someone for collecting antlers I do the same thing... No I have never bought any but every dead deer I find I keep the antlers etc etc its all trophysto me.
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