Monday, November 24, 2008

Yellowstone Horn Hunters

I once heard this story , set in the 1970's about these horn-hunters who would x-country ski accross the Park boundry by cover of night and smuggle out huge trophy antlers to sell for a preemium price. Of course this is breaking a federal law that says you may not remove anything from Yellowstone, especially if your going to sell it on the black market. Anyway, the park came up with this brilliant way to spend taxpayer money to combat this smuggling... plant trackable transmitting chips in the biggest antlers to catch the wrongdoers. Well, this may be a myth, I'm pretty sure it's true though, and it sure inspired an interesting painting.

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