Research shows slight decline in big game antler, horn size February 4, 2013 Wyoming

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In analyzing more than 22,000 records compiled by the Boone and Crockett Club over the past 108 years, the researchers found a small but statistically significant decline in trophy horn and antler size for 25 categories of North American big game animals, including mule deer, moose and elk.... The most likely explanation, [Kevin] Monteith says, is that heavy harvest of males may have resulted in a gradual shift toward younger males 


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