I bought my house in july and while talking to the seller i asked if all the deer horns and 2 mounts came with the house. She said yes because she had no use for them. I was planning on just cutting the horns off for antler shed practice for my lab or rattling horns. The mounts were a pretty 10 point and a dinky 7 point.
Well Cleaning up the garage the other day and hanging my own trophies. I took these old ones down. The ten point was killed in 1951 and the 7 point had 1941 wrote on the back. I think i may hold on to these. I wouldn't feel right destroying something that lasted for 71 years. I will try and post some pics.
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I was just talking to my grandfather about deer hunting when he was a kid. He said seeing a deer track in the 1940's was extremly rare.In fact he said the first time he saw a deer track he had no clue what it was so he followed it unitil he came up on it bedded. The season was always open but it was bucks only. Killing a buck in the 40's couldnt have been an easy task. I would hang on to them thats pretty cool.
yep, the oldest i have at my camp is my grandfathers from 1947. still has the tag on the back too. i have one from mid '50's from my dad and a bunch from '60's til now. i never throw away horns. theres a story there, even if you don't know it.