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    Not a typical 'find'. Had to have been there about 30 years, Musta been a meat hunter. And whats amazing the horns did'nt get chewed up by porkys or squirrels.
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    That's amazing, they look like they are in really good shape still.
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    dang, now thats a sweet find!
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    I cant believe how well preserved they look even with the tree growing around them,that is an amazing find for sure

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    Super interesting! Did you leave them there?

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    Now thats one cool pic! It is amazing nothing chewed them up I would have thought a porcupine would have found them in no time.

    Did you just run across those?

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    Horns and antlers that stay outta the sun dont deteriorate quickly.

    Maybe Porkypines dont eat Horns.
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    That's really cool. In the minutes before I harvested my first deer in 1980 I placed a large nontypical mulie antler on a pinion juniper about 4 feet tall. Every few years I check it out. The tree is about 18 feet tall and the antler is fully embedded at 3 feet off the ground.

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    Could be a cool story behind those for sure - maybe some chap hung em up and couldn't find them again - or get back to em... Eagle, big cat, ???????
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    Very cool find. I bet there is a really cool story behind that.
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    Sweet find!

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    Thaaaaaaaaaats where I left um. So glad someone found them. Just let me know where and I'll go back and get um. thanks.
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    Thats really neat! thanks for sharing that. you have to love digital cameras it makes it so easy to share stuff like that. I'm pretty confident I would NEVER see something like that otherwise. Oh yeah, did they have tool marks or were they natural?

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    That would make a neat cross beam in a cabin!

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    That's a neat find, could've made something cool out that. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thats really cool, I love finding stuff like that in my travels

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardman View Post
    That would make a neat cross beam in a cabin!
    That is an awesome idea.
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    That's a fantastic find. Talk about growth rings
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    A legendary sheep guide named Stan Potts from the central Idaho backcountry area has something very similar to this. It was a bighorn sheep set of horns and the tree was cut down in 1940. The tree had 170 growth rings, pushing back the germination to the year 1770 or so. Nothing is for sure, but it was estimated the horns were hung on the tree when it was about 35 years old - 65 yeas old, putting that around the time of Lewis and Clark or the fur trade era in that area respectively.

    A coffee tabled sized reproduction was made of it a few years ago by Rick Alkire of H.O.R.N.S Inc. The only picture I have of it is in the book written by Stanley Potts.

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    All I saw was a paperclip in space. Maybe someone already took the horns home.

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