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Fork-n'-Horn

Why is a deer called a fork-n'-horn when deer have antlers? Just something to ponder.

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I guess horn is easier so say than antler

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Fork-n'-Horn

I've never heard of the "Fork ~N~ Horn" expression... confused?

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Fork-n'-Horn

What he said ^^^^

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Fork-n'-Horn

i have heard of forked horn , thats a branch 2 point western count

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Fork-n'-Horn

Brought to you by the same folks that came up with raghorn.

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The only time I ever heard anything close to that when talking about a deer was fork-n-knife!

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I've heard that too about deer around the dinner table. I ate it with my fork-n-knife.

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Fork-n'-Horn

its forked horn not fork n horn

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Fork-n'-Horn

HEY!! Watch your fork'n language!

I have always called a four point w/no brow tines a forkhorn.

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Fork-n'-Horn

I think simple people use simple words and that's part of their charm. Always being grammatically correct is boring!! I now live in a big city but with small town roots. Even today we still say "horns" in camp, nobody says "antlers."

If we are on an elk hunt and someone asks if we had seen anything that day an answer may be, "well we saw hair but not any horns." Which means we saw some cows but not any bulls. Or if we didn't even see cows we'd say, "nope, we didn't even see hair." And as we all know animals have fur, not hair.

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