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Old 05-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Shed Elk Antlers fund raiser bonanza - $131,400.

The websites for National Wildlife Refuges are a great place to find information. I was surprised to hear so many antler are shed by elk that an annual fund raiser is held each year the weekend before memorial day.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Elk Refuge
For immediate release
May 19, 2013

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Despite the steady rain and cool conditions, a good crowd turned out for the 46th annual Boy Scout Elk Antler
Auction in Jackson, Wyoming on Saturday, May 18. The sale, held each year on the Saturday before Memorial Day
weekend, makes available shed antlers collected from the National Elk Refuge.
Because of the higher price paid per pound, Saturday’s sale yielded a total of $131,400.
http://www.fws.gov/nationalelkrefuge...lerAuction.pdf



Pictures of antlers...
Antler Auction - a set on Flickr

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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More news at National Wildlife Refuge System.

Want to go Dragonflying?

"Dragonflying" is Taking Off

Dragonflies what's not to love...

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Not much, a swelling fan base has decided, on national wildlife refuges and beyond. A crop of new field guides, mounting attendance at dragonfly festivals, and the spread of online dragonfly photos and other information all point one way: “People are fascinated with finding dragonflies and damselflies”− their biological cousins, says David True, refuge ranger at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. “It is a growing thing.”
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Bruce Lund, with the Friends of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Nevada, agrees. He credits rising interest, in part, to two popular new field guides by zoologist Dennis Paulson and new state guides that help dragonfly enthusiasts identify their finds. Then there are the viewer-friendly habits of the insects themselves
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