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antler:

see hornhorn,
in zoology, one of a pair of structures projecting from the head of a hoofed animal, used chiefly as a weapon. In cattle, sheep, Old World antelopes, and related animals the horns are permanent and unbranched and are usually present in both sexes.
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antler

[′ant·lər]
(vertebrate zoology)
One of a pair of solid bony, usually branched outgrowths on the head of members of the deer family (Cervidae); shed annually.

antler

one of a pair of bony outgrowths on the heads of male deer and some related species of either sex. The antlers are shed each year and those of some species grow more branches as the animal ages
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The site has a regulation requiring the taking of antlerless deer prior to the taking of antlered deer.
However, we also observed a shift toward bulls with [greater than or equal to] 50-inch antlers, presumably because our higher bull:cow ratio had resulted in a larger proportion of large antlered bulls in the population.
feast, gnaw on the pale, antlered prongs and sprouts of Proustian Indian pipe,
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I find my utensil tapping a succession of antlered horny bones, tinkly, like a xylophone's many keys.
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Deer permits are sold as antlered deer (buck) permits or antlerless deer permits.
A tall-tined, dark antlered 10-point stepped out of the trees and scattered the does.
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On November 7th, ECO Tony Rigoli was on patrol in the Town of Windsor when he observed a large antlered deer carcass in the bed of a pickup truck travelling down the road in the opposite direction.
Forest rangers said they have made special food arrangements to keep the antlered stag in good health.
The study, conducted by six wildlife biologists and university professors from Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and California, examined Boone & Crockett Club big-game records for 25 horned and antlered categories between 1900 and 2008.