To start with, you might want to think about using small deer antlers to produce hunting knives and kitchen cutlery. That's what my grandmother could do with many of the smaller deer antlers that he'd stumble across each season. For those who have never created a hunting knife out-of a deer antler before, there are instructions available online. I will inform you from experience that you'll need to purchase a hand guard, a knife edge, feel and high strength epoxy. Needless to say you'll also must have some basic wood-carving resources, a Dremel, an electric drill and a rubber covered turning vise available. According to your level of skill, you could feasibly finish several deer antler treated hunting knives in a week's time.
Keeping your eyes open is important to finding shed antlers. You've to realize that deer may lose their antlers just about anyplace. I have found drop antlers bushes, in woods, on river banks, and also in fences. As with the majority of things in natures, there's really no set rule regarding where you could find antlers.
Simple Feather believed that Smart Crow was telling the truth. Therefore at last he gave in and went hunting over the stream now called Hood River. First he killed deer and bears. Soon he discovered five bands of elk and killed all but one, which he injured.
The 'horns' of the deer are named antlers and are true bone. They are shed and re-grown periodically, usually once a year, and are carried by the male-only. an exception for this is the Reindeer and the Caribou, where species of the females also carry antlers.
Elk antler bulbs are very common and range from two and a half to five feet long. They are extended, straight, and brownish red in color. Only one elk antler will do to create a stunning and distinguishable lamp. Elk antlers may also be perfect for making beautiful chandeliers.
Still another good way to track deer is by following trails. Game animals of most form often remain on trails by practice, so by adhering to a trail you've a great chance of sounding some shed antlers. You will need to keep your eyes open, though. Look not just at the ground, but also at eye-level in the trees and branches. It is not unusual for dollars to get rid of their antlers in offices when running down a game trail.
Roosevelt elk are common to the area surrounding Seattle; they're the largest species of elk and the second largest member of the deer family in the world. Adults achieve 6-10 feet long and the bulls frequently weigh over 1000 pounds.