Velvet Antler Question

Submitted by Justin Morgan on 12/6/05 at 9:27 AM. ( jcmorgan31@verizon.net ) 12.59.56.78

I have a large 8 point rack covered in velvet shot a couple weeks ago here in Indiana. I have caped the deer and removed the antlers and skull cap. The antlers underneath the velvet are not large and round like august and september antlers in velvet. I brushed on a coat of Knoblach's velvet tan and am letting the antlers dry. Once the antlers thawed, I noticed that I could gently bend the tines a little. I am wondering if I need to try injecting some of the tanning agent under the velvet? I assumed the antlers were hard by their shape and the time of year the deer was killed. Also, after drying for a day, the velvet still moves around on the antler. Will the velvet adhere to the antler once the preservative dries or will it always move around?

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Preservz it

This response submitted by Evelyn on 12/6/05 at 10:10 AM. ( ) 152.163.100.137

we inject all our antlers which are in velvet with it and it works great. You can get it directly from Rittel, but a lot of other supply companies carry it as well.


Preservz it

This response submitted by John on 12/6/05 at 9:37 PM. ( ) 68.206.84.184

Evelyn, Do you also tan the velvet? Is it necessary to inject the antlers that are completely hardened? Can you brush the preservz it on the velvet? I know, too many ?


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