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Selling your trophy

Old 12-12-2008, 11:12 PM
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Cabela's is all but done buying real antler and the word from my friend at Artistic Antlers is that Cabela's hasnt purchased a real set of antlers in almost 3 years. Same with Bass Pro.

There have been 3 deer in history that have brought 100K. Two have sold within the last year. Those three deer were the Tony Luvstuen (Iowa), Jerry Rightmyer (Kansas), and the Ben Knisley buck (Minnesota). The rest that you may have heard has all been fabricated lies and internet rumors.

The chance that you'll ever be offered 100K for ANY buck you kill are extremely slim to none. Please, don't quit your day job!
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:31 AM
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Without a doubt! It be more than happy with some pictures, a replica, and $100k. I'd buy more land as well
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:45 AM
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i would as long as I got a replica. I would also ask for the original cape to be used with the replica antlers
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:50 AM
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I would think selling the replicas would make more sense....I have a friend in Manitoba that sells all of his racks that dont make B&C to pay for his hunting...
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:13 AM
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Never would I sell my original rack but I would do as Jason said below

You could sell the rights to make replicas and keep the originals.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:13 AM
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I would be hesitant to sell it if i got a rack worth $100,000, because it would certainly be a buck of a lifetime but...that's a lot of money haha.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:54 AM
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I'd sell for 100K.....with replica
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:00 PM
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If I shot a 250 inch buck and was then offered 100 k I would have to check my pulse because I'm pretty sure I would be in Heaven

LMAO...thats what i said
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:57 PM
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I really would want the original as well.

It certainly would be hard to say until the money is in front of you and your situation....

I think I might give up some cash now for a licensing fee...etc....you probably could make that money back if you rented it out for tours etc....

Or heck just charge $10 a person to view it...

I read a few years back a guy road killed a monster....and he had people stopping at his house non stop simply from a newspaper article and word of mouth.

But I would want to keep it I think, but who knows.

I think that lovingston buck out of IA a few years back got like $50 grand.
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:05 PM
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you could make more selling lots of replica's if it was a true world class buck. i've heard about one this week i'd really like to see ,if its true. a friend tells me he saw it with his own eyes and he measured it. another friend says a guy he works with has pics of the same deer . they both say it was hit by a car in va. and only has 6pts ,but they say its 36inches WIDE.
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