Today, I went out looking for moose sheds. I snowshoed around the willow patches for a few hrs and came up empty handed. Then I took a ride up the river and low and behold there is a moose antler sticking up in the middle of the river! I thought wow, that's kind of odd how it managed to freeze into the ice at such an angle. Nevertheless, it was a cool find. Then I realized I didn't have my trusty hatchet because my new snogo has no storage room under the hood - crap. Being an antler nut I couldn't just leave my newly found frozen treasure to the porcupines so I rode 5 miles back to a cabin (public) and borrowed an axe to get the job done.
I carefully chopped down to the base of the antler and there's a bunch of hair - hmmm - not normal for a shed antler. Well crap, it's still attached to the head and I can barely make out the other antler which was frozen under like 3 feet of ice! I have reason to believe the poor guy fell through the ice and couldn't get out. I got one antler and I guess a lucky spring bear might get the washed up carcass. Pretty interesting find. He was in the 50" class.