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Subject: From my "Better Half": Did you know...


> Subject: Fwd:Fw: Did you know...
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> > While both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each
> > > > >year,
> > > > > > according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, male reindeer
> > > drop
> > > > > > their
> > > > > > antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to
> > > > >mid-December.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Female reindeer retain their antlers until after they give birth
> in
> > > the
> > > > > > spring.
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> > > > > > Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting
> Santa's
> > > > > > reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen - had
> to
> > > be
> > > > >a
> > > > > > female.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > We should've known.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Only women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night
and not get lost.???????????

savageT
 

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You're correct!

But we have reindeer and caribou up here. The reindeer were brought over from Europe and many of the Eskimo's up on the Bering Coast raised reindeer. The film, Never Cry Wolf, the caribou scene was filmed in a reindeer herd outside of Nome AK. It was a tough deal as some asian gentlement were in town and wanted the antlers for their market.

I asked an Eskimo friend once how to tell the difference beween the two and he said to look for the ear tags. OK then, " If both the males and the female caribou have antlers, how do you tell which one to shot?" I shoot the ones with the ear tags!

Apparently they taste better. The heard from the Nome area sometimes swings past the reindeer farms and if they do, the reindeer leave with the caribou. I don't know if they interbreed or not but it is possible to tell the difference if both are side-by-side. The reindeer are slightly smaller and have ear tags!
 

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From My "Better Half": Did You K

Guys
Thats a Fish and game fable I have shot bull caribou in january and march with antlers, not all loose them and reindeer are mixed in some of the caribou herds i have seen them in Prudhoe bay they have some distinctive lighter colored markings on them around the eyes and fish and game are not happy about it.Also there were Reindeer on kodiak island at one time and one is shot now and then fish and game wants them Gone .There are also some in Homer Alaska so far they are still in a fence.

Dabigmoose

ps Have Santas Reindeer Been Tested for Steroid Abuse??? :eek:
 
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