Messages: 29,691 Likes Received: 22,010 Location: Michigan. This is a summary of the provincial laws. Are you thinking of selling that dusty old deer head, mounted fish or stuffed bird? You can pick up deer and elk sheds from public lands and private property you have permission to be on and deer and elk antlers may be legally collected and sold (Fish and Game Code, section 3039). Also, any person may sell or exchange, to a licensed Hide/Antler Dealer, lawfully taken antlers which are detached from the skull, or if the skull is split apart between the antlers. It is illegal to buy, sell or barter bear parts, or deer antlers still attached to the pedicle (part of the skull the antler is attached to). It is unlawful to sell, trade or purchase any species of bird or mammal or part thereof found in the wild in California (Fish and Game Code, section 3039[a]). The squirrel got run over on the highway. In most cases, members of the public need a licence or permit to harvest and possess or to offer to buy or sell fish and wildlife in Ontario. It is just not very well enforced. A person who has lawfully killed and registered a deer may sell, without a hide dealer's license, only the hide, head, antlers and feet of that animal. Now that is in NC and I'm sure there are other states with similar laws. Yes it is illegal. I live in PA and I have never heard that it is illegal to buy antlers. A few years ago I could sell a nice pair of drops of a 50" bull for around $300 if in great shape. I know it is illegal in California to feed big game animals, including deer, bear, elk, wild pigs and pronghorn. California becomes the first state to enact a fur trapping ban for animal pelts. Shed antlers and horns may be possessed at any time. You can also make a knife AND sell it if the customer supplies the deer antler. How does one purchase deer antlers to use as scales for knives? I sell all my moose antlers, either drops or what has been harvested leagaly. In Oklahoma, for example, it is legal to sell an antler as long as it is completely removed from the skull plate and the seller provides a copy of the carcass tag as proof the animal was legally taken. For deer heads and/or antlers attached to skull plates, a dated bill of sale identifying the seller must be retained while the heads or antlers are in the buyers possession. However if I do have the opportunity to take a doe I will. The only exception is that deer hides tanned or as a raw pelt can be sold; however, taxidermy mounts are not considered solely a tanned hide. it is legal to buy antler from outside of Pennsylvania though. Trophy sheds can sometimes net thousands of dollars. Selling is downright illegal and carries a Jail sentence under the Wild life amendment act. Antler restrictions or not, I want to take mature bucks. What you can’t do. There are also federal laws pertaining to other animals. In order to sell big game trophies of Oregon animals, hunters are required to provide the tag used to “legally kill the animal or sign an affidavit saying they had a legal tag when they killed the animal,” according to the Mail Tribune. in all actuality it is most illegal to remove anything from certain parks and federal lands. The Snakeman . It is unlawful to sell, trade or purchase any species of bird or mammal (or their parts) found in the wild in California. You will have to package and ship the antlers however, which is a hassle. In some states, shed brokers will pay for deer sheds by the pound and then re-sell the antlers to crafters, carvers and furniture makers. Julia,I don't know on that one. It is illegal to even have an eagle feather in your pocession. They paid the same fine as a spotlighter would. I called wildlife in PA today talked briefly with an officer he said you cant sell antlers in PA. After he said no you cant he said good bye and hung up. I have to get a sworn affidavid from someone who can do it and produce that with the antlers. Is it legal to sell legally taken deer antlers in the state of Michigan - I have heard lots of opinions - I need the law where it concerns the selling of deer antlers as I have no desire to keep them. In order to sell antlers, sellers must pay a one-time $25 fee so biologists will verify up to five sets of antlers; each additional set is $5 each. Unfortunately, members of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) weren't able to track down the buck quickly. The horns shed by pronghorn antelope are a hollow sheath. Captain of the 4-C's, Feb 3, 2011. Keeping the horns is illegal if the Horns were acquired post 1973 October. Selling deer antlers (attached to the skull) is illegal in Oklahoma. Shed antlers have a rounded base, commonly called a button or burr. [PL 2013, c. 333, §4 (RPR).] I didnt get to ask if you can sell antler art, Knifes, chandeliers, lamps etc Can you sell sheds. Can one legally trade deer antlers for other items? I assure you that I am not the party in possession of the antlers. … (Jim L., Lodi) Answer: Please advise your friend not to try to sell his deer or elk trophies. C. A person may sell the head, hide, feet and antlers of a domesticated deer and the meat of a domesticated deer for use as food only in accordance with Title 7, chapter 202. A deer skull could be worth hundreds of dollars, depending on the size and condition, but in Oklahoma it's against the law to sell deer skulls or any antlers still attached to the skull plate. 20 plus years ago it was illegal to sell any part of a legally taken wild animal in Kentucky. I also sell a lot of nantive killed moose antlers, for some reason they do not haul them out of the bush. See Delaware statute 787 (below) which makes the sale of deer taxidermy illegal in Delaware. The following may be sold: Can you sell your old antlers? It just has to be one of his deer. You will need to contact a local DNR officer or look it up in your regs. It is my understanding that as long as the antler has the pedicle on it (showing it is a true shed), there is nothing wrong with having it. White-tailed deer or Sika deer parts of any kind, including taxidermy mounts. Better think twice. You should avoid picking up anything that is fresh but it is not illegal for someone to pick up bleached antlers. According to the Game Commission, it is illegal for individuals to possess a shed antler to sell, barter or trade. It is illegal. In case you’re wondering, being lied to by a seller or merely being ignorant of the law won’t save you from possible prosecution. A deer with a massive hammock stuck in its antlers is taking a load off. (5-17-14) The members of the Ky Taxidermist association wanted the law changed so licensed taxidermist could sell their taxidermied items. They caught him on a sting operation last spring. Does the no sale law only apply to Whitetail only. Any person who finds a dead deer with antlers still attached to the skull plate may take the antlers, but must report the find to a conservation agent within 24 hours to receive authorization to possess the antlers. The KYFWL would not cooperate at all. Have a great day. Again, most states allow sales of antlers from legally harvested deer. There are 58463 deer antlers for sale on Etsy, and they cost $31.33 on average. Source law. If an Alabama resident buys a deer antler from another Alabama party, is the buyer at risk for any legal punishment? Buy or sell an illegally taken deer, and you could face prosecution for a Federal Lacey Act violation (illegally transporting wild game over state lines). I have taken enough smaller bucks to hold off now, although my heart still pounds when they walk by. A shed antler or horn is one that has dropped from a big game animal (a moose, elk, deer or pronghorn antelope) as part of its life cycle. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019, signed into law by Gov. Petronius Premium Member. It cost them over $2000 a piece plus they lost their hunting license for a year. It is ILLEGAL to take intact deer/elk carcasses outside of CWD Zones in portions of Medina, Uvalde, Bandera County, Trans-Pecos and Panhandle or bring into Texas from another state, Canadian provinces, or other areas outside of Texas where CWD is known to exist. Curious as I read it is illegal to sell deer antlers in Alabama. More than likely the regulations are online at the DNR website. However, some require meticulous documentation. Since I have now stuck my foot in my mouth saying I always see deer, I will not see another deer this season. Feb 3, 2011 #2 . EDIT: I am very sorry, I misinformed you. It is illegal to sell inedible game parts with a few exceptions. A deer near Lake Natoma in California in the United States that spent over six months with the remains of a hammock stuck to his antlers has finally been rescued. Again, most states allow sales of antlers from legally harvested deer. Captain of the 4-C's, Feb 3, 2011. You can buy or sell the hides and/or naturally-shed antlers of: black bear; white-tailed deer; American elk; moose; You don’t need approval to buy or sell these hides or antlers, but in some instances you must keep a record of the sale or purchase. According to reports, the animal got entangled with a blue hammock during the summer near Lake Natoma. In Oklahoma, it's legal to sell sheds, but illegal to sell deer antlers with the skull attached. I personaly know a taxidermist and his son that sold a deer head that someone failed to pick up and a bobcat with a fox squirrel in its mouth. Naturally shed antlers may be sold to a licensed Hide/Antler Dealer for use only in manufacturing handcrafted items from parts of those antlers. In other words, you were recouping the fees that the taxidermist charged you, not necessarily selling the antlers/hide of the deer. In addition, you can sell sheds that you have found but cannot sell whole antlers … God Bless, David B. Is there a license to enable one to do so? Thanks, Dad, for taking the time..... Nov 10, 2004. So why is it OK to sell deer food? You buy one, you get a whole head and 2 antlers. Parts from legally harvested game may be sold within 90 days of the closing of the season in which that game was harvested. A finished product which utilizes the part as a component of the finished product, such as a knife with a handle made of bone or antler may be sold. [PL 2013, c. 333, §4 (RPR).] (Pronghorns are the only big game animals that shed their horns.) 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