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How well do you know your big-game antlers? Here are 6 things hunters should know about headgear


How well do you know your favourite game’s headgear?

Congratulations on a successful hunting trip! It took planning, a commitment of time and money, a bit of discomfort and a whole lot of work, but all of that stuff is nearly forgotten. The adventure aspect, however, will be relived through memories and campfire stories for years to come. And of course, there’s that tangible reminder of the hunt—a beautiful set of antlers.

All hunters are happy to bring home a deer, moose, elk or caribou with a nice rack, and those looking for a trophy are always checking out antlers. Even meat hunters need to pay attention to antlers before they shoot these days, to comply with male-only seasons and antler point restrictions. With that in mind, let’s go back to school and answer some of the most common questions about antlers.