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stinky antlers

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by silvan, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. silvan

    silvan New Member

    I have a set of antlers that are stinky, after searching around for the cause, I found that it seems to be from the marrow in the center of the horns. I drilled down into the antlers (from the base) to try to get it out, but was afraid to drill to far. The marrow still seems to be a bit moist even after sitting for a month. Should I put salt or DP in the drill hole or what can I do to help?
  2. juniper

    juniper Active Member

    If they are horns they need removed and clean.But not sure what you have, antlers or horns. Take a look at this...


  3. silvan

    silvan New Member

    Sorry, there Elk antlers!
  4. Steve

    Steve New Member

    Greenhorn , I had a set last year that stunk. I drilled holes in the antlers and injected preserv-it into them, it worked pretty well. The antlers were porous enough that the preserv-it flowed from one hole to another. It didn't completely eliminate the odor but made them tolerable. Denatured alcohol might work also.