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Refuge Notebook: Rutting moose and the social significance of antlers

...bulls may retain their antlers through March. It...years for the final antler shape to develop in a bull, prime antlers are carried by bulls...give way to larger-antler bulls without a contest...with similar-sized antlers may spar each other...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-25/refuge-notebook-rutting-moose-and
Opinion
Sterling youth takes bull with 63-inch antler spread

...for them. "There were lots of signs -- tracks, waste and antler scrappings, and we could hear shots from other hunters, so...He was trotting fast chasing her, but I saw a flash of his antlers." Seeing the size of the rack, Blada readied himself, but...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101609/out_505573798.shtml

...ridicule" by investigating his use of deer-antler spray.Now that's funny.Because Singh...Turns out that in addition to deer-antler spray, SWATS was marketing all kinds...is that none of it works.The deer-antler spray contains traces of the widely banned-from-competition...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2013-05-09

...company that stirred up the Super Bowl controversy with deer antler spray and other performance-enhancing products don't like...happen the way it happened."The two maintain that the deer antler spray is natural and won't lead players to fail drug tests...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/john-zenor/2013-01-31
Homer Advisory Committee votes against wolf control

...is environmental," he said. "It's habitat." Young also said the Board of Game had already approved spike-fork and antler-length restrictions on bull moose that addresses low bull-cow ratios. "Let's let it be for a couple of years and see...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-03/homer-advisory-committee-votes-again
News

...He said he saw six dead pronghorn and five dead mule deer along a 45-mile stretch of fence in August. Most caught a leg or antler in the fence and died of starvation."The deer herd is already declining and you have does dying in the fence," he said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-09-29
Arts & Entertainment
From field to freezer: hunters learn proper care for meat

...anything you need (in the field) with a sharp knife," he said. "The only thing you need a saw for is for cutting the antlers off. Everything you need to do in terms of salvaging meat, you need just a knife."Carrying a bone saw is also ideal for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-10-23/from-field-to-freezer-hunters-le
Outdoors
Semi-Southeast Adventure: Paddling the Nisutlin River

...and then it reemerged and trotted into the river again, heading downstream.It was a young male, the velvet on its small antlers hanging bloody and torn. It waded into the river until its legs were submerged and just barely visible.It stared at us...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-10-30/semi-southeast-adventure-paddlin
Outdoors
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge celebrates 70 years of conservation with outdoor family fun...

October came in like a caribou shedding velvet from its antlers as the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) celebrated seven decades of conservation with creative kid's games that taught...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2011-10-12/kenai-national-wildlife-refuge-c
Dispatch
Hunters advised to know regulations before taking shot

...fuzzy edges look like solid antler projection. It can be difficult...bull moose has a 50-inch antler spread or four brow tines or...Watch for the points of the antler from the front," Lewis said...bull moose that had smaller antlers they saw another moose stand...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-21/hunters-advised-to-know-regulations-
News

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