Received my first set of velvet antlers this past season. Was actually an oddity deer, killed the last day of deer season which was in January. Antlers were in full velvet and rock hard so I used the antler in velvet tan just like the directions said. I applied every day for 3 days and have them drying now. Yesterday I noticed a slight smell to them and also today. Some of the hair even pulled out and I feel if I tried the velvet would slip right off the antlers. Seems like the main issues are around the base of antlers rest of velvet appears set. I went ahead and applied another coat of the tan today and have them hanging to dry. Am I fighting a lost battle? Really aggravated cause I did exactly like the directions on the bottle said to do.