Cold Cast Bronze Shed Antlers
These incredible shed whitetail antlers have been molded life-size from the originals. Once an exact mold is made by the foundry, they are “cold cast,” using bronze powder mixed with polymerized resins. Detail is exceptional in every way. The weight is heavier than bone but lighter and less expensive than molten bronze. They are unique, original works of art. God was the artist.
Illinois Typical (click on image to enlarge)
This giant perfectly typical shed whitetail antler was grown by an Illinois buck in 1980. It has seven typical points and measures approximately 103” on one side, making it one of the highest scoring typical antlers in history. I had both sides shed from this same buck in 1979 when he was a year younger. He was a perfectly matched 7x7. With an approximated inside spread and no broken points on the opposite antler, this buck would have been a world record typical whitetail in 1980. Illinois did not allow non-resident hunting in 1980. As far as I know, no one ever hunted him. With classic lines, this incredible buck is one of the most beautiful single antlers I’ve ever seen.
Iowa Non-Typical (click on image to enlarge)
This huge shed antler was cast by a whitetail buck in February 2002. Although hunted regularly, as far as I know, this incredible buck was never even seen. Two sets of matching sheds were picked up two years in a row. This single antler scores over 120” all by itself, even though an additional major tine was broken off! Photos do not do it justice! The longest tine is just under 15 ½”. Great mass, superb palmation and three long droptines give this stunning antler lots of character!