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Hodag Lapel Pin

$9.95
Have you seen a hodag before? Have you spent a life time pursing one? Show off your love for Wisconsin-lore with this lapel pin! Learn more below.
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A fearsome, mischievous creature who hunts the north woods of Wisconsin, the "hodag" has been known to dine on fish, earth, and beef-on-a-stick. It was first "discovered" by Eugene Shepard in Rhinelander, WI in the year 1893, and the "hoax" only ended after the Smithsonian attempted to send a naturalist to verify the existence of the animal.


Steps to capturing a hodag:


1) Dig a hole 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep.

2) Cover the hole with brush and branches.

3) Use an ox as bait to lure the hodag to the trap.


or


1) Buy this pin!


Colors: Gold tone metal with green enamel.


Size: 1.25 x 1.75"

A fearsome, mischievous creature who hunts the north woods of Wisconsin, the "hodag" has been known to dine on fish, earth, and beef-on-a-stick. It was first "discovered" by Eugene Shepard in Rhinelander, WI in the year 1893, and the "hoax" only ended after the Smithsonian attempted to send a naturalist to verify the existence of the animal.


Steps to capturing a hodag:


1) Dig a hole 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep.

2) Cover the hole with brush and branches.

3) Use an ox as bait to lure the hodag to the trap.


or


1) Buy this pin!


Colors: Gold tone metal with green enamel.


Size: 1.25 x 1.75"

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