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    Hi,
    I am a college student from WI studying wildlife and biology with a minor in museum methods. I am looking to get a few skulls from AK this year. I am willing to buy them or clean some skulls up for you in exchange for keeping a few for my self. I use dermestid beetles to clean my skulls. I am looking for moose and caribou (female or males with the antlers cut off near the base), seal and sea otter (I believe they can be legally sold if they have native scrimshaw on them). I am also looking for small mammals: legal birds, arctic ground squirrels, Alaskan hare, marmot, vole, lemming, pika, shrews, arctic fox, least weasel, and others. Small mammals I prefer whole so I can take measurements and determine the sex. For skulls I like to know the sex. For all animals I would appreciate a date and a general location. Please let me know if this complies with AK laws or if you have any extra skulls. Please feel free to email me at rstep314@uwsp.edu

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    Ryan

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    Sorry, I don't have any skulls to give you.

    But since you are studying them . . .

    You get extra credit if you can tell what what this is:



    I know they must have got he concept for Alien from it.






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    Looks like a marten to me. Or do you mean the shinny thing near the upper right canine?

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    You earn Extra Credit.

    Looks like a sliver of lead, don't it? I didn't take the pic or skin the Marten.

    Find any skulls on e-Bay.

    I think I've got a river otter skull also. My brother put it together for me.

    Found a few bear skulls in the woods also.

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    Thatís what I thought, I wonder if it was there when the thing was alive.

    I donít usually buy off eBay, but did get an aardvark a few months ago.

    Were they black bear skulls or grizzlies?

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    Technically, they are considered brown bear . . .

    I took this one into ADF&G even tho is was a pick-up. They placed a sealing tag on it so I wouldn't get into any sort of trouble. I think they aged it as a 15 yr old sow. Judging by the look of the teeth, she prolly died from old age. Must be a ***** not having acess to dentistry.



    Also recall finding a sea lion skeleton during a spring beach combing run. Their teeth are very similar to bears.

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    Another one we found on Admiralty this spring. While out Blue Grouse hunting.


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    Very nice skull, 15 is an old bear.

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