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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...
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...

...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 that none of it works.The deer-antler spray contains traces of the widely banned-from-competition... 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...
Homer Advisory Committee votes against wolf control 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...

...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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...


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