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Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Pydpiper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:13 am

Any ideas where I can buy random deer antlers? My wife wants to make an antler chandelier for the house, and I need to accumulate some.
My first thought was to make it all from my deer, but unfortunatly all I have is a bunch of fork horns, not exactly chandelier material.
I considered buying one already made, but she is a bit of a DIY gal, and want to take on the task.
Is there a source that I can go to for such a project?
Thanks!
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by colouredchameleon » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:24 am

You must mean antlers you can borrow or get for free. :wink:

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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Normous » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:26 am

I'll bring Jen some.
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by maple » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:29 am

Might be a bit late, but, any place that butchers deer usually has antlers hanging around. The last time I looked for a friend, they were charging a dollar a point.

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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Pydpiper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:30 am

colouredchameleon wrote:You must mean antlers you can borrow or get for free. :wink:
Making a light for my livingroom, borrowing would be sort of senceless.
As far as "free", not really my style..

What I meant was a place that has bulk antlers, I have seen shops up north that are known to keep barrels full, but without travelling I have no recolection of where those shops were.
Not scared to spend money, I just need to know where to send it.
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by DaGriz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:35 am

David

Here you go: http://www.deerantlerstore.com/

Do a search on internet for deer antlers there are a lot of places that sell them in bulk!
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Pydpiper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:39 am

DaGriz wrote:David

Here you go: http://www.deerantlerstore.com/

Do a search on internet for deer antlers there are a lot of places that sell them in bulk!
We've looked, but they all seem to be US based, and antlers are a toughie at the border.
Everytime I do a search, the wife looks over my shoulder and comes up with new projects..
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Post by Pydpiper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:39 am

enormous wrote:I'll bring Jen some.
Thanks Norm. :D
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Post by Pydpiper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:40 am

maple wrote:Might be a bit late, but, any place that butchers deer usually has antlers hanging around. The last time I looked for a friend, they were charging a dollar a point.
Not many game butchers around me, the ones that do say they are mandated to have the head sent home with the person who brings in the deer. I tried that avenue.. But thanks!
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by DaGriz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:49 am

This place ships to Canada

http://antlersunlimited.com/
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by colouredchameleon » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:17 am

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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Pydpiper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:30 pm

colouredchameleon wrote:
Pydpiper wrote:
colouredchameleon wrote:You must mean antlers you can borrow or get for free. :wink:
Making a light for my livingroom, borrowing would be sort of senceless.
As far as "free", not really my style..

What I meant was a place that has bulk antlers, I have seen shops up north that are known to keep barrels full, but without travelling I have no recolection of where those shops were.
Not scared to spend money, I just need to know where to send it.
I guess you missed the point of my post. with the wink smilie at the end

Read 2012 Hunting Regulations Summary
Page 27
Game Wildlife and Parts

applies to both buying / selling

There have been a number of cases of charges being laid against people "looking to aquire some deer antlers". costing them big $$$$$.

I would think being in the dog house would be an under statement


Example:
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/
stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@mnr/@enforcement/
documents/document/stdprod_086285.pdf
I did miss that, yes.
I just put on a call to the MNR as well as my local CO to get more details..
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Gwen's Dilemma » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:35 pm

This is a story from the Windsor Star on this subject.
Dave :wink:


Don Lajoie, The Windsor Star | Dec 08, 2011 | Last Updated: Dec 09, 2011 - 1:44 UTC

WINDSOR, Ont. -- After locking horns with provincial conservation officers in court, a LaSalle spam charged with the illegal sale of moose antlers has emerged victorious.


A justice of the peace threw out charges against Louis Calsavara, 19, Thursday, dismissing the case as “too trifling” to come before her. He was issued a $250 ticket for offences against Ontario’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act last spring for attempting to resell a set of moose antlers purchased at a local antique shop.


After being served with the ticket at his home by conservation officers, who had tracked him down after seeing his advertisement to sell the antlers on Kijiji, Calsavara chose to fight the charges rather than pay the fine.

Justice of the peace Susan Hoffman said she accepted the argument of defence lawyer Philip Chandler, who said his client bought the mounted antlers for use as a stage prop in a school play and mistakenly believed the set to be a work of art when he tried to resell it.


The lawyer asserted that legislation covering the sale of such wildlife artifacts makes exemptions where a person believes the item to be artwork.

Hoffman agreed, but went further.


She also relied on provisions of common law defence that the case against the spam was “too trifling” to come to court. Hoffman said the purpose of the legislation, which states “a person shall not buy or sell wildlife or specially protected wildlife, including pelts, except under the authority of a licence or in accordance with regulations” is clearly meant to apply to poachers, illegal wildlife trafficking and to conserve wildlife.

Hoffman ruled the law should have no bearing on a set of mounted antlers sold at an antique store, especially since no evidence exists of how the item came to be at the shop in the first place or whether they had originally been obtained with proper licensing.


“Common sense leads me to conclude this was not offered for sale to contravene the Wildlife Act,” she said.

“I’m just happy I didn’t have to pay the fine,” said Calsavara outside the courtroom. “But I’m more happy that this gives me the opportunity to educate people about this law. I didn’t know it was illegal and this kind of came out of the blue.”

He said he hoped news of the case would inform people about the issues involved and about the laws designed to protect wildlife.


Meanwhile, he added, he would like to get his antlers back “to hang up as a conversation piece,” especially since now there is a real story associated with them.

Chandler said the decision “speaks for itself.

“I think it’s important officers exercise their responsibilities with appreciation for the nature of the conduct in issue versus the type of conduct the legislation was designed to prevent,” he said.


Calsavara was taken by surprise when the conservations officers arrived at his door last May and informed him he had broken the law. The Seneca College broadcast arts students co-operated with the officers and handed the antlers over.

He said he had decided to sell them after the school play because he found out he was not allowed to hang them in his room on campus and didn’t know what else to do with them
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Normous » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:00 pm

I remember that one from my local newspaper.
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Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by taz3 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:11 pm

Sometimes I wonder why the Officers don't use more discretion. I can appreciate there are some who blatantly break the law, but some simple questioning would prevent a lot of unnecessary litigation in the above case.

What about setting up a feeder to encourage the bucks to shed them for you?
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