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Old 08-23-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default cleaning deer antlers

Do I have to clean my deer antlers befor I mount them and if so why and how do I clean them? Thank you
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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Default RE: cleaning deer antlers

I am assuming you are talking the skull plate. Yes it needs to be cleaned and if it is still bloody I use a mixture of Borax and Baking Soda and cover the entire skull plate. Let it dry out really good which usually only takes a week or so and mount up.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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No not that. The antlers. DoI have to clean them ?
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:28 PM   #4
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No you do not need to clean the antlers. If they have velvet that that is a totally different story. If they are hard horned than no need to clean. Most people like the bark stuck in the antler bases cause is shows character.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:27 AM   #5
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That's what I was thinking. Thank you
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:46 AM   #6
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Default RE: cleaning deer antlers

You should clean the skull cap so it has no meat or anything left on it. I also wash any blood off the antlers so they look like they were when the deer was alive.This is not necessary, but you don't want a deer mount with blood all over the antlers.I clean them in soapy water with a sponge, but you can clean them however you want to.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:11 PM   #7
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Thair was still sum stuf around the antler bass that dryed up. I tryed to grind it of with a dremo with no luck. SoI am soking it in water to soften it up than I thinkI can pull it of.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:58 PM   #8
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what is the best way to clean the skull plate???
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I usually scrape off everything that I can get, then I put Borax on it and run it across my motorizedwire wheel to finish, then I hang it up to dry out.
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