Jim Phillips, 59, has been hunting shed antlers Montana public lands for the past 50 years. This Three Forks native's phenomenal shed antler collection comprises some 14,500 sheds displayed from floor to ceiling—inside a 30 x 64-foot building he constructed specifically for its display. And, yes, he personally found every one. Phillips has accomplished one other remarkable feat in all his years of antler collecting: He has kept a written record of his shed hunting experiences since 1969. He is still adding to his journal to this day.
Photography: Jim Phillips