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    Shed hunting by Cub

    Cool video not sure if was posted before.

    Thank a sheepdog today for they are standing guard!
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    Cool!

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    I understand and appreciate the adventure. But what do you do with the horns when you get them home other than hang them on the wall? Is there any use other than decoration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    I understand and appreciate the adventure. But what do you do with the horns when you get them home other than hang them on the wall? Is there any use other than decoration?
    Just google antler art.
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    A place outside Soldatna towards Sterling sells a bunch of these. They go for pretty high dollars.
    Thank a sheepdog today for they are standing guard!

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    Moose sheds sell for big money in Asia. In Unalakleet and Saint Mary’s you’ll see truckloads shipped out every year.

    Here’s a picture of one load being prepared in Saint Mary’s.

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    They grind this stuff up? Does it give one more lead in the pencil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scout88305 View Post
    They grind this stuff up? Does it give one more lead in the pencil?
    Probably not. Soft, still growing reindeer antlers are harvested and sold to Asian markets for medicinal purposes.

    The shed antlers like shown in the photo are likely to be used for carving, furniture, chandeleers (sp?), taxidermy, etc. The monthly fur market report in 'Fur-Fish-Game' usually gives the current prices for antler. Often good shed moose antlers will be listed for $8/pound.

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    Wife and I were visiting at Jackson, Wyoming (about 40 years ago) . In the downtown park we came upon an antler auction. Literally TRUCK LOADS of elk antler sheds. Many well dressed orientals in long black limousines were spending MUCH cash. At that time I was told that the local Boy Scouts gathered the sheds from the nearby elk feeding grounds. Just a couple years ago (again in a Wyoming town) a gentleman approached me to inquire if I knew of any local antler collections that might be for sale. Must be a good business---another opportunity I missed. I must have been out flying---or ---riding motorcycles......
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    This is my wife and I shed hunting with our cub this year. Hoping to get out as soon as the snow melts and start picking up horns. I may try and ship some out to help pay for gas. The really cool ones I'm keeping for my future cathedral ceiling hangar house!

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    Adam. There are no drops up Nunuktuk Creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Calkins View Post
    Adam. There are no drops up Nunuktuk Creek.

    Wrong location.
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    Head out before the snow is gone. Usually they shed while there is some snow, and the spring sun will warm the antler enough to melt the snow off of it allowing you to see it in the snow.

    The latest is cut antler pieces as dog chew toys. We bring sheds in often just from walking around the cabin areas.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Shed hunting by Cub

    They've placed seasons on doing it in some of the western states. Never knew it was so popular but I guess folks really get into it. Some even use dogs to find them.

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    Cool video....... But I thought it was no no to haul passengers and carry antlers on your wings.....
    My superior skills continue to get me out of where my piss poor judgement took me......

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    This is an experimental cub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbflyer View Post
    They've placed seasons on doing it in some of the western states. Never knew it was so popular but I guess folks really get into it. Some even use dogs to find them.
    Your comment made me think of this picture.
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    Any excuse to experience this.
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    Rainy, muddy, buggy, windy....it's June in Alaska!

    Cool video.

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    Walked into a medicine shop in china town San Fran where nobody spoke english. All kinds of dried this and that. Then I spy dried deer tongue at $800 per ounce. With all the road kill in Montana I'm gonna be rich.
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    How not to shed hunt with a piper cub. Click image for larger version. 

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    I can identify with that, but we don't use cubs to find sheds in ND, instead we use tractors, sprayers and combines with lots of tires that cost around $2000 each.
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