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    A friend of mine found a set of locked antlers that are in good shape, no rodents chewed on them and still brown. Is there a market for them? One is a 62" and I think the other is 56".

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    Yes,

    This guy is a friend of a friend and I think he buys. Give him a call.

    http://www.akantlers.com/

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    That would be such a cool find! I dream of the day I stumble on something like that!



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    Unfotunately NO.

    In Alaska you can NOT sell a moose antler if it is still atatched to the skull plate.

    If you cut all 4 antlers off of the skull plates you will not any longer have a natural locked antler.

    Plus each antler would have to be removable or put back on like that .

    IT Would be a pain in the butt to do.

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    RJ - I was under the impression that the law you're citing applies to skulls taken by hunters, not those picked up in the woods that died of natural causes. Am I wrong here?

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    That law aplies to ALL Antlers that are attatched to the skull.
    Pickups or legal harvest.

    By the way the troopers look at it , they are still a TROPHY.

    Same with Sheep. The horns MUST BE REMOVED from the skull plates before they can be sold. Even if they have already been removed & bondoed back on.

    The Skull can not be sold attatched.

    This eliminates the TROPHY designation.

    Its more of a pain than most people think.

    I have a Repro Sheep 44 inches , the skull is also reproed, Both in plastic.

    I can sell the Plastic horn caps, & I can sell the Plastic skull, but I can NOT sell the skull attatched to the horn caps, even though the whole thing is plastic.

    That is rediculous.

    RJ Simington

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