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Excerpt from the Book: "Elk, caribou and moose, all generally being creatures of more open areas, rely on their oversized antlers in part for long-distance connection and recognition. In the tundra and open prairie, though, the constant force of the blowing wind can exact a price for that communication."
Date of Publication: 2005
Number of Pages: 256
Summary of Material (from the publisher):
There's no question that antlers are hot these days, with collectors paying top dollar for quality racks and everyone from hunters to hikers searching for them in fields and backwoods across the country. Handicraft techniques have moved far beyond the basic trophy mount as well, and one can find antler knives, antler pipes, and even antler chandeliers in shops and homes. Dennis Walrod's Antlers offers an entertaining and informative survey of all things antler, from their biology to their role in Native American culture to the sordid side of the antler boom. (Dubbed "the new ivory" by some, they have a lively presence on the Asian aphrodisiac market.) The book is also loaded with practical information and step-by-step instructions for collectors and craftsmen, designed to maximize the use (and profit) you can get out of your antlers.
About the Author:
Dennis Walrod has written for a number of outdoor magazines, including Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, and Gray's Sporting Journal. He is also the author of the books Making the Most of Your Deer (0-8117-3162-6) and Grouse Hunter's Guide (0- 8117-0772-5). He lives in western New York State.
Notes: paperback, 76 black and white photos, 13 illustrations, 27 charts, 6" x 9"