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Old 01-02-2014, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys I've never had anything to do with shed hunting but I found two elk sheds this past month while out on a buddy's family farm and they're are pretty much symmetrical in every way (pair?). They were maybe 75 feet apart which I thought was pretty cool. None of the tines are chipped, no teeth marks that I can find, no cracks anywhere, and have what I would consider to be some pretty dark brown colour on them except out at the tips where they are smoother and anywhere from white to gray-brownish.

I'd like to try to sell them but I have no clue who to sell them to or how to know if I'm getting a good deal. I saw a truck with a decal in his window that said he buys sheds and we're meeting up later next week so he can price them; so now I have a buyer who is willing to buy them based on weight and colour (he gave me some estimates at 10/brown colour, 7/light brown, 5 and under for white depending on condition). Is this the best way to do it? Does anyone know someone who they trust to give them fair prices? What do you all consider to be a "fair" rate per pound?

The green thing in the pictures is just a 1 foot ruler for size reference. Sorry about the rotation - took them wrong on the phone.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure you found those within the last month? Those look pretty fresh to me and elk horns shouldn't be hitting the dirt for another month and a half, at the earliest...

I think you be lucky if you got $100 for the set. Probably closer to $75... Cool horns tho
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sounds like a bs story to me, but whatever..... (been on the ground for 10 months? really?)
nice long 3rds.... but a buyer has to make a profit.... you might get $30 each
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That second picture looks to me like they are cut of at the base.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They are cut at the base can clearly be seen in the second picture first mistake second mistake is picking up sheds this time of year doesnt happen unless they are bright white and sun bleached third mistake you cant pick up sheds legally without taking a course until april 15th.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Jrdnmoore your full of BS

First those are sheds and not cut horns.

Second you can pick up sheds anytime of the year you want.
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That second picture looks to me like they are cut of at the base.

I agree.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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From my phone they look like sheds! So ill give the benefit to ake!

If they are cut horns ake may have some explaining to do. Saying you have a set of sheds you found and there cut off horns more than likley means bad news in utah. Honestly don't know how someone could be that stupid.

However you can still pick up sheds any time of year you want. You only need to take the online test and have the certificate durring a certain time of year. You can only sell sheds durring a certain time of year also.
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Hope they are sheds. But legally you can pick them up. Take a fun Utah ethics course. Not sure if he would even need that if it is in private land.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's the bases in detail, I just asked my buddy if he could get some date stamped "As they lay" pictures from his phone for me (Left my phone in the car that day since I didn't think there'd be anything of note out there). Hope these clear up some of your doubts.

Just so I understand (You know, for next time I want to share something cool with everybody or ask for some advice), what's the best way to avoid getting labeled as unethical or as a poacher by everyone?
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