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Moose Antlers Value

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Sea Wolf, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    This probably doesn't belong here but I want antler fans to see it and it didn't seem to fit in any category. I'm more than happy to move it elsewhere.

    I've been presented with a set of moose antlers on the skull. There is damage to some of the tines from coyotes chewing on it. I don't have measurements yet but supposedly it is big enough to qualify for B&C. Can anyone venture what a fair price would be to offer for it? I have to drive to NY to get this as well. Thanks for any insight.
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  2. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Just ho onto Ebay and see what they are selling for. I'm guessing in that condition with no documentation on where they came from, $50 to $100.
     

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Oh they're worth a helluva lot more than $100. Crafts people are painting on single antlers and getting $500+ big palpation like that are in high demand from decorative carvers. Cut them off under the pedicle and put them on eBay as singles. Let the bidding determine their worth.
     
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Thanks George. I don't want to cut them though. Been looking for a decent set on the skull for a while. These are damaged though and I don't know how much that affects the value. I want them, just looking for an honest price I should offer for them. Don't want to lowball the owner but also don't want to hand him enough money to buy a new car. Still trying to get at least a width measurement from him.
     
  5. geckofactor

    geckofactor Member

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    Antler of any type is such a subjective thing I’ve seen guys want thousands for a few sets of very average antler and I’ve bought massive sets of elk antler for a song. Thing is with huge sets guys typically don’t want to ship them and wouldn’t know where to begin to get them shipped properly if they wanted to. Just ask the guy if he has any idea what he’s looking to get if he doesn’t want to put a number out there first offer $100. Are they worth more? To a lot of people sure but they’re also worthless to even more. It’s always easier to go up in negotiations not so easy to go down.
     
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  6. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    It seems you are right George. I honestly had no idea what they might be worth thinking they might be in the same ballpark as deer antlers. I took a quick look on Ebay and they do go for a lot more than deer. I was wrong. I guess I might have to start looking for moose sheds as a hobby. :)
     
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