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AbdulLatif

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Well I have mixed feelings about this, but I did need some stag horn.
http://www.elenhunting.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=EHOS&Product_Code=GISSSPRSS&Category_Code=KAPGHM

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I was in Minneasota last year, DeeR Hunting is big and there are so many Deer that you have to be careful not to hit them with a car- really.
I'm no hunter but the population is thick and it seems as though it would be easy to find plenty of horn material in the woods or from some hunters for little or no money. Just a thought.
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I needed a pair of antlers for an art project last year, and picked up a couple of pairs CHEAP from a local taxidermy place. (i.e. $7-$10 per set). And if I hadn't been particular about getting matched antlers, I could have got a random single antler for next to nothing.

And true, there are plenty of deer here in Oregon too, but it is still worth checking the taxidermy section of your local yellow pages and seeing what you can find closer to home.

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HI,
taxidermy shop? Sounds like a good source for jawari. I'll look into it.

thanks
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I needed a pair of antlers for an art project last year, and picked up a couple of pairs CHEAP from a local taxidermy place. (i.e. $7-$10 per set). And if I hadn't been particular about getting matched antlers, I could have got a random single antler for next to nothing.

And true, there are plenty of deer here in Oregon too, but it is still worth checking the taxidermy section of your local yellow pages and seeing what you can find closer to home.

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AbdulLatif

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Yes indeed deer antler is widely available and in Oregon it falls from the sky. The key here is the Sambar horn, the traditional and preferred material for bridges and the stag horn which has wide areas like a moose but a better finished color. I'm ambivelent about the use of animals that are threatened or endangered but the total ban on Ivory led to increased prices and more poaching. I'm not sure where this place sources the Sambar from but if its from a controlled harvest(nice euphomism for killing) of Sambar its probably better to support legal channels. Poaching continues no matter what but lowering the price does act as an effective control.
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I always found deerhorn, as in antlers, at the swap meet. Invariably, there would be an 8 point buck trophy or better dumped in with the usual garage cleanouts by disgrutled wifes, girlfrieds, etc. For $5.00 +- you could get the antlers and a complete rundown on the mighty hunters canine ancestry, eating and sleeping habits and colorful testimonials galore relating to the advantages of the single life.
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