Going to quebec on a caribou hunt soon, with my father, I may want, and more importantly, he may want to save the velvet on his animals. Before I get too deep into this I want to know if it is something I can do in the field, should I wiat to have it done or what? Waht kind of stuff would I need to do it? I know nothing please help. Jeff
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It is our sheet on preserving Antlers using Preservz-It!
But RESIST THE TEMPTATION TO HOLD THE ANTLERS IN YOUR BARE HANDS. So many times, the happy hunter can't wait to get his grubhooks around those fuzzy antlers and just the heat of your body can and will make the velvet slip. I've had sets that were injected on the spot, yet when they got to the shop, a perfect hand print fell off of both antlers. The hunter admitted carrying the antlers by the beams. Touch them as little as possible and after you cap the antlers, tie a chord around the skull plate to carry the antlers with. If you can't bring them back intact, don't use the antlers to saw the skull plate in two.
By the second week of September the velvet is starting to come off ,
sometimes the first week.If it is starting to come off at the base of the horns. You can almost be sure that it will be ruined.It will be handed mayne times by many people from float plane to charter plane.