Aging out...what to do with trophies

idelkslayer

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I'm young enough that I have several decades before this will be a real concern, I hope.

I type up all of my hunting stories and my kids hunting stories. I would be grateful if my kids read my stories and decided that a couple of them were interesting enough to want to keep a few of the trophies.

I only have a couple of trophies that I will ask them to keep, even if it is just the antlers stored in a garage or barn and only looked at on rare occasions. I think that the location and type of hunt is unique enough to place value on those few sets of antlers. For example if my grandfather had kept any of his trophies from the 50's, 60's and 70's I would liked to have one, especially if it came from an area I still hunt or some other interesting place deep in a wilderness of high elevation mountain range. Unfortunately, he didn't keep a single set of antlers from all his years of hunting.

As for the rest, I hope my kids sell them for as much as they can get and use the money to buy a new rifle so my kids or grandkids can make their own memories.
 

thusby

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I hope my family members want the rugs. Even if they just toss them on the floor until they get walked on too many times.
As I acquire more heads and antlers from relatives, they will probably get screwed into trees in the backyard.
No one in my family ever bothered to do anything more fancy than a euro.
 

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