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Old 11-26-2007, 10:52 PM
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Ive been told by a few people that the squirls and chipmunks eat the sheded antlers, Does anyone know if thats true?
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:54 PM
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yep and porcupines.there full of sodium i think .you can go looking for em too lots of people do it
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:41 PM
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I don't know about sodium but they do have alot of calcium and all them small critters eat them.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:50 PM
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Yup, what they said.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:02 PM
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yup, feild mice and such eat them for calcium.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:29 PM
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sodium calcium i knew it was one of those iums
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:09 PM
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WOW I did not know this. And I was just wondering the other day why I never see any old antlers.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:21 PM
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yes finding deer antlers can be trick if you dont go at the right time of year or know where to look.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:03 PM
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i you can legally feed your deer do it in a trough where they have to stick there heads under a length of pipe it'll break em off when its time for them to fall off.all the sheds you good ever want the easy way
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:53 PM
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i you can legally feed your deer do it in a trough where they have to stick there heads under a length of pipe it'll break em off when its time for them to fall off.all the sheds you good ever want the easy way
hopefully they dont hit it too hard lol
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