Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

catcher
Posts: 787
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:14 pm
Location: South Eastern Ontario

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by catcher » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:00 pm

You can buy shed antlers in Alberta , Saskatchewan but not in Ontario. Just google shed antlers for sale and change the end to Alberta and then next search but Saskatchewan. All kinds for sale.
Also there are a couple of elk farms by Ottawa that sell antlers there as well. But they are not shed they are cut off. A friend of mine made a few for his restaurant with those and they worked out nice.
Matrix Blackout 380
TriggerTech
Phoenix
STS
Boo custom strings

User avatar
Ont_Excal
Posts: 2094
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:30 pm
Location: Beautiful nth shr of Lk Erie

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Ont_Excal » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:27 pm

From page 27 of the regs.

A person may buy or sell a single hide of a black bear (with head and claws attached), or a single hide of a moose or deer (with- out the head attached) and a single set of cast antlers of wood- land caribou, white-tailed deer, American elk or moose per year if they were lawfully acquired. A hunter or trapper may sell the hides of any black bear, deer or moose that they have lawfully harvested, or cast antlers. A person who wishes to buy more than a single hide or single set of cast antlers must have a dealer’s licence.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal"

rayman
Posts: 1148
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:48 pm
Location: North Florida

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by rayman » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:26 am

Ebay :)

Pydpiper
Posts: 6148
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:56 pm
Location: Woodstock, Brantford'ish, ON
Contact:

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Pydpiper » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:31 am

Still haven't heard back from the MNR, but I have to say, I am totally dumbfounded by the laws you guys have pointed out.
If things are going to head in the direction of legality I am going to have to figure out another way of going about this project.
The wife want to train our Black and tan to find sheds, but we have never had much luck in locating them, or at least nice enough ones to make furniture from.
I never imagined the hardest part of this boiling down to a law..

colouredchameleon, thanks for heads up, I took your post the wrong way, going to blame complete ignorance of the law for that one. I am glad you pointed it out before I made an expensive mistake. Thanks.
If you are not willing to learn, nobody can help you, if you are willing, nobody can stop you.
A bowhunter with a passion for shooting firearms.
WMU 91
Boo string

User avatar
Ont_Excal
Posts: 2094
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:30 pm
Location: Beautiful nth shr of Lk Erie

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Ont_Excal » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:21 am

Pydpiper wrote:Still haven't heard back from the MNR, but I have to say, I am totally dumbfounded by the laws you guys have pointed out.
If things are going to head in the direction of legality I am going to have to figure out another way of going about this project.
The wife want to train our Black and tan to find sheds, but we have never had much luck in locating them, or at least nice enough ones to make furniture from.
I never imagined the hardest part of this boiling down to a law...
To collect sheds you would have to be out early in the year...............as in long before the snow is gone!!
If you're not finding any it could be the area is picked over before you get there.

Find out how much a dealers license is................it may not be as much as you think!
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal"

colouredchameleon
Posts: 765
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:44 pm

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by colouredchameleon » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:56 am

You could try making a Rack Trap

See youtube for how to.
Type in Deer Rack Trap for details

But please do it later so as to not trap a deer that is not ready to shed yet

sumner4991
Posts: 6989
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:16 pm

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by sumner4991 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:52 pm

David . . .the laws are intended to deter poaching. Not sure if it does a good job, but, still . . .
I'd rather wear out than rust out.
Perception trumps intention.

2006 Exomax w/Agingcrossbower Custom Stock
20" Easton Powerbolts w/125gr Trophy Ridge Stricknines & 2"Blazers
Boo Custom Strings
2006 Vixen

User avatar
Peacemaker
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:58 am

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by Peacemaker » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:21 pm

I have the same issue....sort of.....wanting bigger antlers. I am addressing it by resolving to go find a bigger deer, and putting a Firebolt (or some lead) through him.

antler fool
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:29 pm

Re: Looking to aquire some deer antlers..

Post by antler fool » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:36 pm

+1 on Ebay

Post Reply