Stinky Antelope Sheaths

Submitted by MikeC on 8/27/01. ( mgcc@uswest.net ) 216.160.252.204

I have an antelope from last year that has been sitting for 11 months. I rotted the sheaths off in the first 3 days. Then I boiled the skull plate and cleaned it. BUT, the horn sheaths still smell. It was a rank 'lope to begin with and I have waited almost a year for the smell to die down (which it has a little).

So What can I do to get the Antelope smell out of the sheaths (horn)?

Thanks guys
Mike

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horns

This response submitted by jim marsico on 8/28/01. ( ) 209.193.81.171

pour some borax in the horns and let it sit for a couple of days, make sure none of the new horn growth is still in the horns. Sounds to me like thats the problem. you can also wash them in soap 7 water and then use the borax while they are drying


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