I want to sell an old moose head (bear rug, mounted antlers, etc.) that I have stored up in the attic. What's a fair price to ask?
Think of it as priceless, and reconsider your decision to sell. In Alaska, it is illegal to sell any big game trophy, any big game skull, any horns or antlers attached to a part of the skull, or any part of a bear. A big game animal includes moose, elk, Dall sheep, Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goat, caribou, bison, muskox, or bear. A trophy means a mount of any of these animals, including the head (cape) or the entire skin, in a lifelike representation of the animal. It also includes a “European mount” in which the horns or antlers and the skull or a portion of the skull are mounted for display.
You may sell the skin or hide of a big game animal (except a bear hide) if it has not been made into a mount or trophy.
You may also buy/sell an article of handicraft made from the hide of a black bear (where a “handicraft” is a finished
product that has been substantially changed from the natural
material). And you may sell horns or antlers if
they have been naturally shed or completely removed from the skull by cutting, sawing, or breaking.
Exceptions: Under special circumstances, a court appointed or duly authorized estate executor or a bankruptcy referee in a probate or bankruptcy action, or a licensed taxidermist with an unclaimed, finished skin or trophy may sell that trophy only if that person first obtains a special permit issued by the Department of Fish & Game.