Originally Posted by Chas1
But what is a plug? is it a device that's actually plugged into the piece of horn...like an ID plug? What's it look like and if not to sophisticated how do they avoid conterfeit plugs. I've never heard of this stuff before and it really has me curious.
Most US States and Canadian Providences "plug" sheep horns. A plug consists of a hole drilled into the backside of the horn and a numbered metal plug carefuly tapped into the hole, with a hammer, that cannot be removed without damaging the horn. In most states its illegal to possess a sheep skull with intack horns unless it has been plugged. In Oregon is is illegal to be in possession of sheep horns unless you have drawn a tag, harvested a legal sheep and its been drilled and plugged. But if you are hiking in Idaho and you happen to find a winter kill (or cougar killed) sheep in Idaho (close to the Oregon border
) and take it to the local Idaho F&G office they will drill and plug it and you can be in legal possession of the horns and skull. All states vary but the "plugs" are for the most part a mandatory practice in most states and Canadian Providences.
Semper FI Chas1 & if you draw a tag PM me!