Need Advice on Whitetail Competition Mount

Submitted by Rob on 3/20/02. ( )

I will be entering my first competition whitetail deer head in a few weeks. I would like to get some advice on what to put on the deer horns, if anything, to give it a nice sheen. Or do they like it better natural in competition. I would also like to know what to put on the inside of the ears to make it look more life like. Do you put a semi-gloss lacquer to give it that 'waxy look' after they are painted?
Thanks for the help!

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Well I would

This response submitted by Elmer on 3/20/02. ( )

Clean them up depending on the type of mount you did. Then in final grooming spray some hair sheen on them and wipe down. (Get at a saddle Shop)I wouldn't spray anything on them to give them a shine. My opinion. You might get others.

leave alone

This response submitted by me on 3/22/02. ( )

some judges will dock if unnatural deer in wild do not have sprayed antlers

Thanks for the help

This response submitted by Rob on 3/24/02. ( )

Thanks again.

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