- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The annual auction of antlers in Jackson has yielded more than $195,000.

The 48th Annual Boy Scout Antler Auction held over the weekend benefits the nearby National Elk Refuge. The antlers are collected from the refuge by local Boy Scouts.

The money raised is second only to last year’s record sale of about $233,000.

About 10,600 pounds of antlers were sold during Saturday’s auction. The amount is below last year but above the 10-year average.

But buyers paid a record-setting average of $17.03 per pound.

Seventy-five percent of the money raised during the auction goes to the Elk Refuge, while the rest goes to local Boy Scouts groups who collect the antlers off the refuge each spring.

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