Matching Antlers??

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Matching Antlers??

Postby Gardner Swamp » Sat May 01, 2010 11:00 am

I found the shed to the right about 3 or 4 years ago.On Easter I found the shed on the left, which is chewed up a little. So could it be matching? They were about 400 yards apart.

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Re: Matching Antlers??

Postby solocam88 » Sat May 01, 2010 11:56 am

Hard to say without seeing them in person, but from the picture I would say they are not a match.
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Re: Matching Antlers??

Postby dan » Sat May 01, 2010 12:27 pm

Could be...
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Re: Matching Antlers??

Postby WiBowhuntress » Sat May 01, 2010 1:25 pm

I would say they are NOT a match...and here is my reasoning. If you found the antler on the right of the photo 3 or 4 years ago, and you just found the other one this year and it was only chewed up on the tips, I would say the one you found this year was just dropped this year. The only thing that would make me think differently would be if the rest of the the most recent shed was buried somehow so the rodents/squirrels couldnt' get to it.
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Re: Matching Antlers??

Postby Gardner Swamp » Sat May 01, 2010 2:33 pm

I forgot to mention that the one side I found recently has cracks on the antler as if it was from drying out.This is another reason that makes me think it could be.I also found a different shed this year that was really cracked up and looked really "weathered" and it to only had the tips chewed.
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Re: Matching Antlers??

Postby dan » Sun May 02, 2010 1:17 am

I have found many sheds that were several years old... I think it depends on where they drop them as to how long they last. I know in the marsh I find old sheds a lot with no chewing, and on some farms only a little chewing. But in some areas if you don't find them within a couple weeks there ruined.
To me, that looks like a weathered old shed.

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