Another poster's thread just put me to wondering about something.
I'm headed out on August 21st for a flyin moose hunt, I know it's early but it my only option this year. If I get lucky and score on a nice bull I will just be doing a skullcap type antler mount or possibly a euro. My question is what do you do if your bull has begun to peel the velvet off his antlers but hasn't gone very far with it. I know that velvet can be preserved, but I also know it needs to be done fast and am unsure if it can be done after they have partially scraped their antlers.
If I peel it off will they just be bleach white after the blood is rinsed off. Is there anyway short of a taxidermist to leave the velvet on without it stinking and rotting, I'm sure the Mrs. wouldn't like that in the livingroom.