History of the Antler Shed and Lenny Nagel
This whole thing really started when My Dad (Skip Nagel) handed me a set of antlers from a buck he had shot and said," Take good care of these, they are natures art and just like snow flakes, you will never find two alike.
Of course being ten years old and knowing everything, I set out to prove Dad wrong. Years of collecting both by donations and purchases along with a wonderful supportive wife and family and our love and respect for the outdoors, whitetail deer in general, has brought us to where we are today.
We have over 6,000 sets of whitetail antlers on skull caps or full shoulder mounts, and over 3,000 shed antlers. 95% of these are from NYS and the rest from northern PA. These antlers along with hundreds of hunting related artifacts date from the 1880s to present.We are told it is the single largest collection of whitetail antlers in the East and is the largest collection of trophy whitetail qualifying and entered in the NYS Big Buck Club. We are open by appointment and enjoy any and all outdoor enthusiasts, old and young alike.
One of the museum's newest goals is to acquire a set of antlers from every state to include the hunters name and location it was harvested.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Look at this Velvet Buck caught on treecam 23-Aug-2011
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