There’s more to a deer than just venison and mounted antlers.

Having grandkids that are avid hunters, I thought there must be something special that could be done with those horns other than just another wall mount or cluttered up storage space. So I took those extra horns and made hall trees for each of my grandkids.

As you can see by the picture they turned out pretty good, beyond my most vivid imagination. So good, that it has stirred up interest far beyond that of family and friends.

They now have a life on the internet and on display at Funktion Junction stores. They could very easily become a marketable item in the very near future, as more and more hunters become aware of the beauty and uniqueness of displaying their trophies of the hunt.

Horny Hall Trees as they have affectionately become known isn’t yet a household name, but with all the interrelationships with hunters it may soon become the bragging rights of choice.

Hunters are notoriously famous for showing off the fruits of the hunt. They are a proud bunch, for which cost is no object, so look for Horny Hall Trees to be found in the nest of game rooms and conversation areas in homes across America.

Having never owned a gun, it’s ironic that I’ve become so involved over the years, in both venison and horn processing. Needless to say, it’s been a labor of love, especially for my grandkids. They have come to appreciate the fine art of deer processing as well as the beauty and presentation of the horns.

When taken to this level, the hunt becomes so much more than just a wild goose chase plagued by horror stories of undetermined losses and tainted memories.

First there were deer, and then there were horns — and then there were grandchildren. All in that order, it was soon to become as enrichment of their lives and the ful llment of Grandpa’s love for his grandchildren.


"PONY TALES by" Ponty is written by Ken E. Knight, the author of the “Knightro Report”, a nationally syndicated livestock-marketing column, which is featured in the "Farm And Livestock Directory" every month.

…Brothers And Sisters, And One Ol’ Man Processing Memories!