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"The Antler Man's" Horn House Is Truly One Of A Kind

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Since starting his collection as a 10-year-old boy, Jim has amassed a grand total of 16,000 antlers, all of which are on display in a shed that he owns.

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The crazy thing isn't even how well-maintained the horns are (he polishes them himself), but the fact that he neither hunts for them nor buys them from a store: he just wanders the backroads on long walks, finding discarded antlers from deer, elk, and moose.

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This can be a long and difficult process; Jim admits that he once walked 26 miles without finding a single antler. However, he seems to have pretty great luck most of the time, once bringing back 87 animals' worth of antlers.

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He's been doing this since 1958, and though he did sell about 2,100 antlers to put his daughters through college, he's gone on to comment “now I’m over sixteen thousand and I know seventeen or eighteen thousand will not be enough.”

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That's quite the collection you have there Jim.

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