found deer head

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found deer head

Postby b phat » Wed May 21, 2008 5:03 pm

 My boy and I went ice fishing back in january. I found a 18 point deer head that scored 208 or more inches what would you do with it sell it or put it on the wall

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RE: found deer head

Postby DeerCamp » Wed May 21, 2008 5:34 pm

I would put it right on the wall..thats somthing to be proud of, even if you found that monster!
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RE: found deer head

Postby JOEL » Thu May 22, 2008 3:44 am

just out of curiosity who would ya sell it too?who buys antlers?is it even legal?not stirring the pot just wondering
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RE: found deer head

Postby shadow » Thu May 22, 2008 8:44 am

Post a picture, thats probably to nice of a mount not to be able to show others.

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RE: found deer head

Postby Patriot » Thu May 22, 2008 11:26 am

Wow!  First of all, what a great discovery!....and a great question.
 
I suppose if I could legally sell it for some decent money, I might.  Then invest it for college education for the boy.
 
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RE: found deer head

Postby b phat » Thu May 22, 2008 3:30 pm

will post picture as soon as i get it back from taxidermist

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RE: found deer head

Postby extroverted » Fri May 23, 2008 7:42 pm

I would go for the sale, I am sure you can sell it without any problems from the local DNR..
You can also call them just to make sure..
Lasty I have heard of places like cabelas buying such a fine rack just so they can add it to their collection.
 
I would then take the cash and put it towards your kids college!!
Very important these days.

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RE: found deer head

Postby GTOHunter » Sat May 24, 2008 4:23 pm

Was the Deer Head in good enough shape to do a head/shoulder mount or do you have to have a European Mount out of it?
 
Personally I would find it very hard to sell a pair of racks that was that big and that good of a score.In some States you have to get a permit from the local Conservation Dept. to keep a Deer head and have it mounted,selling it could require documentation so a person could verify where and how they aquired the rack.Each State is different on how they deal with a situation of a Deer that died of natural causes or was hit by a vehicle or if it was a shed antler.There was an interesting article in a recent D & DH magazine about this same subject!

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RE: found deer head

Postby b phat » Tue May 27, 2008 5:00 pm

yes the head was in good shape and i am geting it mounted to put on the wall .I did get a hard tag from game warden.

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RE: found deer head

Postby GTOHunter » Sat May 31, 2008 8:31 am

I see Your located in Illinois....whats a "Hard Tag",I've never heard of that here in Missouri?

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