Frequently Asked Questions
Many of our antler furniture, chairs, tables, chandeliers and accessories are in stock in our New Jersey warehouse. However, some of our items may have to be specially built for you and that will take anywhere from 2-4 month for you to receive them.
Due to size and price of shipping we do not accept returns. Our policy is exchange only. Please, do not hesitate to call us and chat about your needs and expectation, or even consider stopping by our warehouse to ensure you have selected the correct item from our inventory.
Did you know?
Each antler grows from an attachment point on the skull called a pedicle. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone. Antlers are considered one of the most exaggerated cases of male secondary sexual traits in the animal kingdom, and grow faster than any other mammal bone. Growth occurs at the tip, and is initially cartilage, which is mineralized to become bone. Once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler’s bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler. In most cases, the bone at the base is destroyed by osteoclasts and the antlers fall off at some point.In most arctic and temperate-zone species, antler growth and shedding is annual, and is controlled by the length of daylight.
What is Shed Antler Hunting?
Gathering shed antlers or “sheds” attracts dedicated practitioners who refer to it colloquially as shed hunting, bone picking or sometimes clinting (a term that originated in Cascade, Idaho, but is now more widely used). In the United States, the middle of December to the middle of February is considered shed hunting season, when deer, elk, and moose begin to shed. Sheds often accumulate in one area, and these areas are often kept secret by those who hunt there.