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Old 02-05-2008, 02:54 PM
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Talking Big Buck Roadkill...

Fella that works with hubby, his father hit this monster day fore yesterday. Green scored at 198 or so...he is a horse! I was surprised they still got horns this late...maybe the warm weather??
Taxidermist offered him 1 grand fer the head and he turned him down! Whata goober lol
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:00 PM
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Big Deer

If'n I ran into that ol deer and somebody offered me a grand...It woulda been adios to that sucker. I mean it ain't like he shot the darn thing.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:36 PM
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Maybe the deductible on the truck was 1000 and he wants to make a bit of cash. a 200 pound deer can do a lot of damage to a truck. Skeet i would have taken the 10 crisp clean 100 bills into the pocket myself also.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:58 PM
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Not to be an idiot... BUT, he made the right call. If the deer is in the 190's, the rack is worth more than that to collectors. Can't remember exactly what their value is, but it's at least several times what he was offered.

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Old 02-05-2008, 09:07 PM
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Here's what I found after some research.

Typical Antlers
170 Up to $1000
171-174 $1000 - $2000
175-179 $2000 - $4000
180-184 $4000 - $6000
185-190 $6000 - $10,000
191-195 $10,000 - $15,000
196-200 $15,000 - $25,000
200+ $25,000 +


Non-typical Antlers
195 Up to $1500
196-205 $1500 - $2500
206-215 $2500 - $4500
216-225 $4500 - $7000
226-235 $7000 - $10000
236-245 $10000 - $17,500
246-255 $17,500 - $22,000
256-265 $22,500 - $25,000
266-275 $25,000 - $35,000
276-285 $35,000 - $45,000
286-295 $45,000 - $50,000
295-300 $50,000 - $60,000
300+ $60,000+

(2005 Data)

This may have changed since then, but it's a ballpark figure.

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Old 02-05-2008, 09:51 PM
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Honestly, people are out of their minds. If I knew that antlers fetched such a high price, I would have been out hunting a lot more than I did this year. I honestly cannot believe that people are willing to pay that kind of money for these things.

As far as the taxidermist is concerned, he should have an ethics problem offering to buy a mount from a client, but maybe ethics only apply to attorneys, CPA's, doctors, etc. I could never even offer to go into business with a client of mine, or even loan money to a client of mine, without ending up disbarred.

By the way, I might just start breeding deer and injecting them with whatever will get their horns to grow. At those prices, I should be able to make some money.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:51 AM
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Fabs,
if you'll be my lawyer...I'll beat him up and take the rack from him and we'll split the money LOL

Good lord ...I'm gonna raise me some deer...hell we'd never have to work again! People aint got the sense God give a good rock...dam straight...
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:31 PM
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Guys, of course people are crazy... I don't know why anyone would want a set of antlers around that they didn't get themselves. Much less pay thousands for a big set. But that's assuming that people act rationally.

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Old 02-07-2008, 05:40 AM
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well...how much would ya pay fer this set? this was another road kill here...it's insane...bet that feller sold his!
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That one looks vaguely familiar. I've seen it before but can't remember where.

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:35 AM
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Them prices sound awful good

If it is real...I'm gonna start night hunting. Think I can make a fair livin at that deer horn game. Ohio Has some really big bucks doesn't it?? Speakin of night hunting...the kids down the road have gotta stop. I can't sleep some nights!
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gd357,

Just because somebody didn't actually get the animal themselves, but paid for the antlers instead, doesn't mean they won't tell all their friends, family, and acquaintences that they hunted that deer in the great cold of Canada or Alaska. Not everybody is honest.

Before this thread, I would have had to debate really hard on whether or not to mount a deer that I hit with my car. Now, after seeing those prices, I'm going to hit the accelerator when I see a buck in the road and I'm going to sell the antlers. Good thing my brothers work at a body shop. LOL
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fabs,

good point. BTW, I see some body work needed in the future...

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Old 02-08-2008, 05:22 AM
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I got that pic emailed to me from a friend who says it was killed in VA...but i dont know nothin else about that deer.
The first one however, I know allll bout that un lol..and I have to apologize to that man fer callin him a goober, too.
Here's a goober: i got full coverage on that dodge pickup...looks like i got me a moonlightin job LOL
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:25 AM
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The way the Game Fish and Parks has it set up in South Dakota is that if the animal has a certain $ value it belongs to the State. In a nut shell: If you get caught taking horns ect they may arrest you.
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