Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Tony Quart, Castro, OakleyHatNGat, jeremy m., Richardb
61544 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80590
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44029
BOBO the Clown 41821
BMD 40600
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 36761
txshntr 34225
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31088
facebook
Forum Stats
61544 Members
46 Forums
423167 Topics
5841732 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5648285 - 03/12/15 12:12 PM question on velvet antlers...
txhunter1010 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 3876
So Ive always wondered...on velvet antlers...which I think are really cool...when you get a deer mounted, what is done to the velvet ....if anything to make it last? Maybe that's a dumb question but I was curious..

Top
#5648387 - 03/12/15 01:16 PM Re: question on velvet antlers... [Re: txhunter1010]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7290
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Don't know how true this all is but I found it interesting:

Found this
_________________________

Top
#5648444 - 03/12/15 01:51 PM Re: question on velvet antlers... [Re: txhunter1010]
TonyinVA Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1943
Loc: Virginia, USA
I believe there are two ways to preserve velvet antlers (by the way that link QuitShootinYoungBucks has some good advice).

One way is to preserve them using chemicals... I thinks it's best to care for the antlers per the above link and get them to a Taxidermist who knows how to do the preservation.

The second way is to freeze dry the antlers....again, this is something left for the professionals and should be coordinated with your taxidermist.

In both techniques time is of the essence. DO NOT just stick the antlers in a freezer and assume you have time to get them to a taxidermist. Keeping them in a freezer will just cause freezer burn.

Top
#5648891 - 03/12/15 06:53 PM Re: question on velvet antlers... [Re: txhunter1010]
don k Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9859
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I think we use to use phenol "carbolic acid" to save the velvet. Inject it in the antlers under the velvet.
_________________________
http://www.ibexgoats.com/home.html

Top
#5649067 - 03/12/15 09:07 PM Re: question on velvet antlers... [Re: txhunter1010]
Bulldog4949 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 2413
Loc: TX Panhandle
Methanol. Plain and simple.

Used it 5 times now. 1 wt, 2 axis and 2 mule deer. Works perfect. Soak for 10-14 days.
_________________________
JB European Mounts
Professional Skull Cleaning
(806) 683-3739
jbeuropeanmounts@yahoo.com

Top
#5649510 - 03/13/15 08:51 AM Re: question on velvet antlers... [Re: txhunter1010]
txhunter1010 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 3876
cool...Ive always been curious..and I would love to have one mounted?

Top
#5649568 - 03/13/15 09:38 AM Re: question on velvet antlers... [Re: txhunter1010]
REALKILLER Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/19/15
Posts: 1064
I posted a reply on this subject last night and I guess it evaporated. When you apply the phenol carbolic acid don't get it on your skin, in your eyes, and don't inhale the vapors. Wear rubber gloves, goggles, and a mask. This is a safety message. Hate to see it erased.
_________________________
Sometimes you just have to hold back. The odds are stacked against me and him. Then you see him in mid Febuary with full head gear and the glory hits you. Next season will be wanted even more.

Top
#5651633 - 03/14/15 09:30 PM Re: question on velvet antlers... [Re: txhunter1010]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9407
Loc: Chambers County
TnT Taxidermy uses a freeze drier.
_________________________

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide