The attached picture shows what is believed to be a membership pin. Is it possible to identify the organization?

The pin is from the USA and dates from the period 1890-1914. A possibility is that it is from either North or South Dakota, but this is uncertain.

Membership pin - gold colored stickpin with a moose or elk

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    Seems to be a possibility, but I have not been able to find a similar pin with connection to the order (or even finding a similar pin). The time for when the pin was obtained has been narrowed down to 1901-1913.
    – Mykje
    Apr 21, 2018 at 17:20
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    Lacks detailed verbose description for the blind and vision impaired. Nov 16, 2020 at 10:27
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    @samuelRussel Is there a reason to not edit the question to include verbose description for the visually impaired?
    – MCW
    Nov 16, 2020 at 11:37

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Because of the palmate antlers, this looks more like is called a moose rather than what is called an elk, in the U.S. There is a fraternal organization called the Loyal Order of the Moose that was founded in 1888 in Louisville, Kentucky, but now exists all across the U.S. as well as in some Canadian provinces and parts of Great Britain.

There is/was a vintage Fraternal Order of Moose lapel pin for sale, so you can see what moose jewelry looks like. Etsy has a page devoted to moose lapel pins in general, among which is a "vintage moose head stick pin" that somewhat resembles the one you have, except it's facing the other direction.

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    If you had a bit more rep you would see a deleted answer which shows many moose pins and buttons from the Bull Moose Party circa 1912. The user self deleted that answer when it was pointed out that none of his nine images resembled the above pin. He concluded 'this doesn't have the neck bump, nor the right horns, So I'm removing my answer '...
    – justCal
    Nov 16, 2020 at 13:48
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    Yeah, I debated leaving as a comment instead of an answer, but (a) that's an inappropriate use of comments, and (b) even a partial answer is better than no answer. The picture in the OP is at a weird angle and obscures some details of the antlers.
    – shoover
    Nov 16, 2020 at 17:03

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