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    A little Super Glue takes care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFester View Post
    I never knew they came off...did they ever find them in that snow?

    how do they get them back on if they drop them?
    All bull moose, as well as buck deer and other antlered animals, drop their antlers in early winter. Here's yours truly in a moose yard in the Sandwich Wilderness...




    Here's my favorite antler, a 12-pointer with an awesome spread...






    In March, new antlers start to bud, covered in velvet as they grow. They are also molting at this time, losing their winter coat.....






    I named this bull "Big Daddy". This is him in late April, after his antlers have been growing for a couple of months...






    By mid-summer they are getting massive...






    In early autumn, the growth is done and the blood supply stops. The velvet dies and the bulls rub it off on branches...






    Now the boney antler is exposed and the bulls are ready to rut...







    Then the antlers fall off again after mating season...(both pics of me were taken by myself with the timer)



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    Quote Originally Posted by forestgnome View Post
    All bull moose, as well as buck deer and other antlered animals, drop their antlers in early winter. Here's yours truly in a moose yard in the Sandwich Wilderness...

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    Then the antlers fall off again after mating season...(both pics of me were taken by myself with the timer)
    I don't believe it. Both pictures are not of you since you are a moose. And moose do not know how to take pictures with a camera timer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I don't believe it. Both pictures are not of you since you are a moose. And moose do not know how to take pictures with a camera timer.
    Who says that moose took those pics with the timer?
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    That was really educational, you add so much to this site...

    But YOU really dropped those antlers, didn't you???

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    Great pictures and thanks for educating us. Do the antlers that fall off decay after a while or do they pretty much stay in one piece? Thanks again for taking the time to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I don't believe it. Both pictures are not of you since you are a moose. And moose do not know how to take pictures with a camera timer.
    brad he had this guy that was hiking close by stand in for him so he could take the picture and keep us wondering
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    The last moose picture in this set (not including the picture of "Patrick" holding the antlers) is probably the most amazing moose picture I have ever seen. He looks like he is expecting to be hand fed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I don't believe it. Both pictures are not of you since you are a moose. And moose do not know how to take pictures with a camera timer.

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    Forestgnome, my girls are going to love your post. Very educational, I am going to show them tomorrow after breakfast.

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