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post Nov 6 2007, 02:55 PM
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I had just shot a 10 pointer and i know after an amount of time they shrink. How long until they will stop shrinkin? Also how much will it loose??
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post Nov 6 2007, 10:32 PM
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I shot a 10 point with a 17 1/2 in spread almost 2 years ago and we took him off the wall the other day to measure him again and the inside spread had shrunk to 16 3/8in.

Im not sure on this but I think you have to let the antlers sit for 60 days before the deer can be officially scored.
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post Nov 6 2007, 10:35 PM
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Yes, deer antlers must sit and dry for 60 days before they can be officially scored. I do believe most of the drying is finshed after that period.


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I thought it was 90 days


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post Nov 7 2007, 12:17 AM
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No its sixty days and most deer will not shrink more than 2 or 3 inches over years and years


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post Nov 7 2007, 12:52 AM
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Yeah its sixty days. If you dont want your spread to shrink, put a board in between his main beams.
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post Nov 7 2007, 02:20 AM
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I heard If you hang it a special way during those 60 days it wont shrink very much. Does that work?


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post Nov 7 2007, 02:56 AM
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the shrinking is due to the loss of blood and nurishment going into the antlers, that is also what helps them fall off in the spring


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