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dying to kill
01-07-2013, 09:39 PM
I have quite the collection of shedded horns , and dont really do much with em maybe a bit of decorating at times other than that jus like to go threw em at times and keep adding to the collection. I understand i have a small fortune if i wanted to sell em, jus dont seem rite to me tho , i feel there worth more than dollar signs to me, others think im foolish. Whats your thoughts? do yal sell yours? feel the same way? or other, please share!!

Shane13
01-07-2013, 09:40 PM
I recently traded some sheds to a knife maker for a custom knife with antler scales. Should be getting the knife pretty soon. :)

Fink
01-07-2013, 09:56 PM
I give mine to my lab. She gets a heck of a lot more enjoyment out of them than I do!

Colorado Cowboy
01-08-2013, 08:02 AM
I have a 50 year collection...mostly deer. I wouldn't sell any. The elk sheds I use for knife handles, pistol grips, bolo ties and scarf slides which I mostly give away.

hardstalk
01-08-2013, 08:18 AM
I give mine to my lab. She gets a heck of a lot more enjoyment out of them than I do!

I have heard of people grinding them up and using them in pup food. Great way to train a new shed pup.

hardstalk
01-08-2013, 08:20 AM
I have a 50 year collection...mostly deer. I wouldn't sell any. The elk sheds I use for knife handles, pistol grips, bolo ties and scarf slides which I mostly give away.

Come on CC now you've got to post some pics. Alive dead white or brown. Porn horn is porn horn!!

Doe Nob
01-08-2013, 10:08 AM
I dont' have a ton but dont' see a problem selling some. Maybe hang on to the highlights. Helps pay for gas for more shed hunting/scouting.

Old Hunter
01-08-2013, 11:01 AM
Not to bust your chops, but horns don't shed. :)

jenbickel
01-08-2013, 01:50 PM
I sell mine and then have sellers remorse. I think from here on out I will just keep them... It's fun to pick one up and remember the memories that go behind it. :)

squirrelduster
01-08-2013, 10:02 PM
I found 5 Blacktail sheds this year within 100 feet of each other. Hit the jackpot 3 three point with eye guards and two forks. Only one right side, four left sides. Weird.

Colorado Cowboy
01-09-2013, 08:26 AM
Come on CC now you've got to post some pics. Alive dead white or brown. Porn horn is porn horn!!

Took some pictures yesterday, but having a problem with this damn computer. Tried to load another program and needed to dump some unused stuff and I think I dumped some stuff I shouldn't have.

hardstalk
01-09-2013, 10:58 AM
Took some pictures yesterday, but having a problem with this damn computer. Tried to load another program and needed to dump some unused stuff and I think I dumped some stuff I shouldn't have.

Gotta love technology!

Colorado Cowboy
01-09-2013, 01:22 PM
5071507250735074

Finally got everything fixed, took me about an hour of screwing around. These are actually mostly off stuff I've shot. I have a couple of boxes of sheds in my loft that I didn't get down. Problem with a lot of sheds is that if they arn't from the last season, most arn't worth squat. Too much moisture and rodents that like to gnaw on them. Use elk sheds for coat hangers in my garage and gun room.

gatheringsheds
01-09-2013, 01:22 PM
I have quite the collection of shedded horns , and dont really do much with em maybe a bit of decorating at times other than that jus like to go threw em at times and keep adding to the collection. I understand i have a small fortune if i wanted to sell em, jus dont seem rite to me tho , i feel there worth more than dollar signs to me, others think im foolish. Whats your thoughts? do yal sell yours? feel the same way? or other, please share!!

I used to save all my shed antlers till they took over all available space. I like to save my best antlers till I find bigger ones.I got over saving and starting selling because I average about $1200 every spring . That money turned into a horse Trailer last season and a rifle and scope the year before. My buyer also respects them.

dying to kill
01-09-2013, 05:17 PM
lol i was listening to a hunt/fish talk show a few months back and they got to talking bout horns vs antlers it was quite comical to hear some of the people get bent out of shape cuz others were saying horns. in my opinion reindeer have antlers everything else that drops em have horns. plus it flows better, "man look at the horns on that brute" i believe if i used the term antlers in deer camp i mite get mistaken for a city boy!!

Not to bust your chops, but horns don't shed. :)

dying to kill
01-09-2013, 05:22 PM
very nice cc got a few good n's there
5071507250735074

Finally got everything fixed, took me about an hour of screwing around. These are actually mostly off stuff I've shot. I have a couple of boxes of sheds in my loft that I didn't get down. Problem with a lot of sheds is that if they arn't from the last season, most arn't worth squat. Too much moisture and rodents that like to gnaw on them. Use elk sheds for coat hangers in my garage and gun room.

Ikeepitcold
01-09-2013, 08:07 PM
I give mine to my lab. She gets a heck of a lot more enjoyment out of them than I do!

I do the same. I give all small shed and bucks I've killed or friends have killed to my dog. I think it helps her find them when out hunting. If I find big ones I keep them. I will even mount them if they are real big (euro).

Ikeepitcold
01-09-2013, 08:10 PM
Come on CC now you've got to post some pics. Alive dead white or brown. Porn horn is porn horn!!

Hahahhaha Porn Horn! I love it now I know what to call it!

Ikeepitcold
01-09-2013, 08:11 PM
5071507250735074

Finally got everything fixed, took me about an hour of screwing around. These are actually mostly off stuff I've shot. I have a couple of boxes of sheds in my loft that I didn't get down. Problem with a lot of sheds is that if they arn't from the last season, most arn't worth squat. Too much moisture and rodents that like to gnaw on them. Use elk sheds for coat hangers in my garage and gun room.

Very nice CC you have had some great hunting trips.

JEandAsGuide
01-09-2013, 09:37 PM
5071507250735074

Finally got everything fixed, took me about an hour of screwing around. These are actually mostly off stuff I've shot. I have a couple of boxes of sheds in my loft that I didn't get down. Problem with a lot of sheds is that if they arn't from the last season, most arn't worth squat. Too much moisture and rodents that like to gnaw on them. Use elk sheds for coat hangers in my garage and gun room.

Awesome collection CC!

jenbickel
01-09-2013, 11:11 PM
lol i was listening to a hunt/fish talk show a few months back and they got to talking bout horns vs antlers it was quite comical to hear some of the people get bent out of shape cuz others were saying horns. in my opinion reindeer have antlers everything else that drops em have horns. plus it flows better, "man look at the horns on that brute" i believe if i used the term antlers in deer camp i mite get mistaken for a city boy!!

Lol! I am the same way! I always call them horns. It just flows better. Not to mention if I called them antlers it would ruin all the "horny" jokes. It never fails that I post on Facebook I found a horn or two and like 5 people correct me.

gatheringsheds
01-10-2013, 02:15 PM
I have quite the collection of shedded horns , and dont really do much with em maybe a bit of decorating at times other than that jus like to go threw em at times and keep adding to the collection. I understand i have a small fortune if i wanted to sell em, jus dont seem rite to me tho , i feel there worth more than dollar signs to me, others think im foolish. Whats your thoughts? do yal sell yours? feel the same way? or other, please share!!

Sorry I'm not using proper forum lingo. Perhaps you should let your dictionary decide. Antler, horns, drops who cares anyway? Can't we all be friends? Sorry for my opinion , what were we talking about here anyway?

dying to kill
01-10-2013, 06:12 PM
Im gonna go out on a limb here and say you meant to respond to old hunters quote about horns not dropping!!
Sorry I'm not using proper forum lingo. Perhaps you should let your dictionary decide. Antler, horns, drops who cares anyway? Can't we all be friends? Sorry for my opinion , what were we talking about here anyway?

dying to kill
01-10-2013, 06:14 PM
lol didnt think about that one it would be a joke killer for sure
Lol! I am the same way! I always call them horns. It just flows better. Not to mention if I called them antlers it would ruin all the "horny" jokes. It never fails that I post on Facebook I found a horn or two and like 5 people correct me.

dying to kill
01-10-2013, 06:15 PM
lol didnt think of that one it would be a joke killer for sure
Lol! I am the same way! I always call them horns. It just flows better. Not to mention if I called them antlers it would ruin all the "horny" jokes. It never fails that I post on Facebook I found a horn or two and like 5 people correct me.

Old Hunter
01-10-2013, 06:17 PM
Sorry I'm not using proper forum lingo. Perhaps you should let your dictionary decide. Antler, horns, drops who cares anyway? Can't we all be friends? Sorry for my opinion , what were we talking about here anyway?

Just busting some chops as I said, but since you brought it up. What do you think the difference is between a horn, and an antler?

This has nothing to do with forum lingo, but just how it is.

HuntWYODon
01-10-2013, 06:38 PM
Hey CC. How many of those are your Sierra Monsters ! Nice ! Maybe Mulys247 will post my garage pics. Best ones are in the house on mounts though.

Muleys 24/7
01-10-2013, 08:09 PM
Hey Don, you should come over so I can show you how to post pics....Lol

Colorado Cowboy
01-10-2013, 09:03 PM
Hey CC. How many of those are your Sierra Monsters ! Nice ! Maybe Mulys247 will post my garage pics. Best ones are in the house on mounts though.

Probably 75%. There are some there from Colorado, Wyoming & Texas too. I also have a couple of good ons in the house on the wall.
Going back to the Sierras again in September (D7) to spread some of my Dad's ashes.....yes I'll be hunting too! Does kinds gripe me to pay for a NRes lisc & deer tag, but what the hell I know the country well and just might get me another bigun. Want to catch a few of the Piuite Cutthroats from there too.

ivorytip
01-11-2013, 07:43 AM
big money!!!! ive been a shed hunter for several several years, and pay for all of my yearly hunts and equip with the money from selling. a set of trophy sheds will get a a large sum of money, the smaller ones i make knive handle out of and then sell them. had a shed hunting dog for a couple years and thats was the most fun one could have.the sure are neat but when i see a huge set sitting in someones garden rotting out it drive s me mad:cool: to see that money just turning to compost.

Old Hunter
01-11-2013, 10:18 AM
I'm not a trophy hunter at all, and when I do get a bull. I just leave the antlers at the kill. I figure some hunter, or shed hunter will find them. What am I missing dollar wise? What would a 5x5 or 6x6 be worth as an example?

Murdy
01-11-2013, 01:23 PM
They sell them on Ebay, just go there and do a search for "elk antler" or "deer antler" and you'll get plenty of examples.

jenbickel
01-11-2013, 02:20 PM
It depends on how big of a 5x5 or 6x6 it is... I had some 400" sheds that I sold for $600.

Old Hunter
01-11-2013, 02:23 PM
Wow! No wonder you guys go shed hunting.

Timberstalker
01-11-2013, 03:22 PM
I let my 1 year old Lab have most of the ones I found last fall. I am looking forward to taking him out this spring to see if he finds any.

ivorytip
01-11-2013, 05:46 PM
jenbickle you got robbed out of your 400 rack. fast 600 is hard to turn down though but you coulda got 1g-1500 for those. moose antlers is where the mula is though. and trophy whities. headed out in morn to do some glassing:) alot of taxidermist will take your smaller sets, 150-170 range for deer, make mounts of them and sell the heads. antler design places will pay upwards to 15$ a pound. auctions are the way to go though. i did ebay for a while but you just dont get the moneys worth on there.... then packing those things to ship is no cheap nor easy task.

Fink
01-11-2013, 06:12 PM
As I previously stated, I give all my sheds to my lab pup. She rewarded me today by bringing a new shed home with her from her daily jaunt behind my house5079

jenbickel
01-11-2013, 06:15 PM
jenbickle you got robbed out of your 400 rack. fast 600 is hard to turn down though but you coulda got 1g-1500 for those. moose antlers is where the mula is though. and trophy whities. headed out in morn to do some glassing:) alot of taxidermist will take your smaller sets, 150-170 range for deer, make mounts of them and sell the heads. antler design places will pay upwards to 15$ a pound. auctions are the way to go though. i did ebay for a while but you just dont get the moneys worth on there.... then packing those things to ship is no cheap nor easy task.

Lol I knew I could get more but he was a good friend. I wanted to go look for moose or whiteys this weekend but our weather is not permitting.. Haha. I've never done the auction route... Usually sell them to the horn buyer for $10 a pound. Hope you find some tomorrow!

ivorytip
01-12-2013, 07:39 AM
10 below zerow right now, 5 for the high. thnk im staying home stalking the fire today:) anf fink..... that dog will bring you more fun now than you can imagine possible. hikes through the woods will take you to a new level. that rocks man. what kind of dog do you have?

Fink
01-13-2013, 04:48 PM
10 below zerow right now, 5 for the high. thnk im staying home stalking the fire today:) anf fink..... that dog will bring you more fun now than you can imagine possible. hikes through the woods will take you to a new level. that rocks man. what kind of dog do you have?

She's a black lab, a little over a year old. I hope OH doesn't get mad at me, but when she was learning to find them, I'd yell "Go find a horn!" I guess she's not smart enough to know the difference.

dying to kill
01-13-2013, 07:50 PM
lol thats good stuff, horn much easier to yell than antler..
She's a black lab, a little over a year old. I hope OH doesn't get mad at me, but when she was learning to find them, I'd yell "Go find a horn!" I guess she's not smart enough to know the difference.

Old Hunter
01-13-2013, 09:52 PM
Dogs are better with one word commands. Just say.............ANTLERS

Money in the bank. :D

ivorytip
01-13-2013, 10:17 PM
good advice old hunter. its so much fun for the dog they catch on fast. mine was a labrottie. big beautifull dog, built like a rot with the markings and size but nose tail and ears were all lab. those dogs will be thier own unique breed one day. best dog ive ever owned. people were scared of her though cuz she looked like a rot but no mean bone in her. will be getting a chocolate lab here in next few weeks. and u aint kidding old hunter, i fell asleep in cab of truck a few springs back and woke up with several nice buck sheds and a full hind quarter of a winter killed elk in back of truck, haha. bones are are bones.

dying to kill
01-19-2013, 11:14 AM
Ya gotta be kidding me!! I gotta train my cow dog that trick

jenbickel
01-19-2013, 12:01 PM
I've trained both my dogs to get sheds. My yellow lab seems to like the spike elk horns the best. One year he brought one to me and I took it and then he ran and got the other one. Lol I had more spikes that year than anything. My mini Aussie is obsessed with sheds. The only problem is he finds an elk horn and can't carry it in his mouth because he's the size of a football. He usually gets mad and sits and barks at it, which works for me!

ivorytip
01-19-2013, 12:22 PM
ha, i can picture it now jen! im hitting river bottoms for white tail sheds when i get off at 4 this eve.

ivorytip
01-20-2013, 09:08 AM
found a small 3. so blasted cold!!!!

jenbickel
01-25-2013, 06:51 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/26/evebehad.jpg

This is more his size! Lol :)

ivorytip
01-25-2013, 08:32 PM
beautifull sight

jenbickel
01-25-2013, 09:30 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/26/ajadutar.jpg

I like this sight better lol! It was a pretty decent day!

ivorytip
01-26-2013, 07:36 AM
im jellous. still have a ton of snow on ground here. nice work

HuntWYODon
02-13-2013, 12:01 AM
Probably 75%. There are some there from Colorado, Wyoming & Texas too. I also have a couple of good ons in the house on the wall.
Going back to the Sierras again in September (D7) to spread some of my Dad's ashes.....yes I'll be hunting too! Does kinds gripe me to pay for a NRes lisc & deer tag, but what the hell I know the country well and just might get me another bigun. Want to catch a few of the Piuite Cutthroats from there too.

CC,
Late reply. Don't get on Forum much anymore but I think Ca. Non Res fee's aren't as high as other states . Most likely because not many non res want to hunt here... Great black bear and blacktail up north but nothing compares to hunting the eastern and western Sierra's , as you know my friend. You have to do it only once to know what we are talking about. A noble idea to take your father's ashes there . I've already showed my son where to take my ashes and it wasn't in Ca. ... God speed your father to the happy hunting grounds.

HuntWYODon
02-13-2013, 12:21 AM
Hey Don, you should come over so I can show you how to post pics....Lol

Hey !
You come over to my house techno wizard ! Lol ! You do such a good job though !

Colorado Cowboy
02-13-2013, 08:43 AM
CC,
Late reply. Don't get on Forum much anymore but I think Ca. Non Res fee's aren't as high as other states . Most likely because not many non res want to hunt here... Great black bear and blacktail up north but nothing compares to hunting the eastern and western Sierra's , as you know my friend. You have to do it only once to know what we are talking about. A noble idea to take your father's ashes there . I've already showed my son where to take my ashes and it wasn't in Ca. ... God speed your father to the happy hunting grounds.

You are right about the NR cost, but I still have to buy a license too. Last time I was there, the trip cost me about $1500. It will probably be around 2K this time. But of course the reasons are very different. One thing I'll get to do is catch some of the Piute Cutthroats that era there. It will be a big family affair with 8 to 10 of us in camp. I know a couple of spots way above timberline that in past years have held some great bucks. Tough to get to, but I am planning on hunting them all, as this might well be my last chance to do it. Lots of gym time and hiking this summer getting ready.

anglia
02-21-2013, 04:50 AM
I give mine to my lab. She gets a heck of a lot more enjoyment out of them than I do!