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Columnist: Antlers Aren’t Horns

As an emissary for nature, I feel it especially appropriate to relate an allegory about those experiences that nature affords us, even when we are not in search for them specifically. Many people in the Rocky Mountain West enjoy displaying antlers of ungulates within, or outside, their homes. There are even a small group of individuals who make their living by finding antler sheds and crafting them into tables, chairs and other household items. Undoubtedly, a lot of us have heard someone outline weekend activities: “I’m going horn hunting.” While this sounds compelling, this activity is actually only legally possible during big game season and it’s important to understand that horns are not antlers. Antlers are not horns. These terms are not interchangeable/Hayden Janssen, New West. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Do you have antlers hanging anywhere on your property? Where? How did you obtain the antlers?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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