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Phyllis Rieppel carves another northwoods scene into the palm of a moose antler on the bench of her workshop Tuesday in Appleton. The "hunt" for moose antlers can be difficult if not expensive, but the beauty of the works that can be created on the antlers makes it all worthwhile, she said. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Hunting of a different sort


APPLETON -- Finding a set of moose antlers worthy of decorating a wall has led many hunters to remote, northern woods.

Phyllis Rieppel does most of her hunting for moose antlers at flea markets, garage sales and the occasional auction.

Shoot a moose?

"I don't think so,'' said Rieppel as she carved away on the palm of a modest-sized moose antler.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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