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Old 09-08-2003, 07:08 PM
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I shot this mule deer in CO last wed. Looking for info on removing the velvet and staining the antlers. Anyone ever done this?? I would appreciate any help.

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Old 09-09-2003, 05:03 AM
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Nice mulie, I wish I could help you with the velvet removal, but having never killed on in velvet I can' t.
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Old 09-09-2003, 07:24 AM
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Nice Mulie...congrats!
I don' t know how the best way to get the velvet off it, but I do know a couple guys that have done it. I thought it looke funny when they got done...not natural....but I don' t know if they did it right or not. I think if I ever got one in velvet, I' d look into how to preserve the velvet so it would stay on. I guess check with your local taxidermist, they' d probably have the best advice.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:54 AM
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Be proud and keep it on! It' s pretty rare to get them in velvet and you can' t make it look good if you strip it off...congrats! JDinAB
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Old 09-09-2003, 01:14 PM
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ya youll never get the antlers to look like they do when the deer take it off all nice and polished...id talk to a taxidermist and preserve the velveted antlers if i took a buck in velvet...i think theyd look funny without it at that stage of growth too.....but everyone likes something else....i do love the look of a nice polished rack but youll never achieve it like a deer would i dont think...good luck
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Old 09-09-2003, 01:40 PM
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Nice Mulie! CDH
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Old 09-09-2003, 09:03 PM
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congrats on the mulie buddy , as for the velvet , i' de check with a taxidermist and see what he' d do , or it could ruin the look of the mount
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Old 09-10-2003, 07:23 PM
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Nice muley, can' t help with the velvet though, I have never shot
a deer in velvet. Good luck, let us know what you find out to do.
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Old 09-10-2003, 07:38 PM
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Nice muley It' s your mount but I' d leave the velvet. Deer are out of velvet when season opens here but I' d love to have a nice mount in velvet
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Old 09-10-2003, 07:42 PM
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Nice Mulie, but I too would leave it the way it is.
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