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Continued: Deer antler reproduction business is booming

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He’s put real antlers on a table alongside his reproductions, allowing people to pick them up and inspect them, and half can’t tell real from fake, he said. “If I put them on a table 2 or 3 feet away, there would be no way you could tell.’’

Doug Smith • 612-673-7667 dsmith@startribune.com





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  • This deer is called “Ole Two Row’’ because the deer’s massive rack knocked down two rows of corn when it ran through an Iowa field. It was killed in 2012.

  • Above: Klaus Lebrecht with the “Ghost Buck,’’ a reproduction Lebrecht crafted from a famed Wisconsin albino deer.

  • Left: The Knisley Buck, killed with a muzzleloader by Ben Knisley in Meeker County in 2006.

  • Above left: The Minnesota Monarch, the world-record nontypical whitetail sheds found near Ely in 1989.

  • video: To see a YouTube video showing how Klaus Lebrecht makes antler reproduction, see www.startribune.com/a2106. More information at www.antlersbyklaus.com.

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