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    I have a caribou rack from a young bull I shot last year. It's not an impressive rack and is just destined for display in the garage so I decided to order a kit and do a panelmoumt with help from my kids.

    My first question of this process is: What is the best way to remove the small amount of skin and fur that is left around the base of the antlers where they normally shed from? The antlers sat outside to dry and I was hoping the fur would easily fall off. It does not. Is it better in the future to remove all of this soon after harvesting?

    Thanks for your tips.


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    Chisel and hammer. Or Steam, pressure wash. Generally, yes, it is easier to remove it when it is still fresh.
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    Been there! If you can find a way to soak it for a couple hours, that can help the chiseling. Another thought is to just whittle away what you can, then a small grinder wheel or Dremel to clean it up.

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    Tanks for the tips. I'll try some or all today.

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    Agree with soaking it for a few days, should make it easier to cut and pull off with pliers.
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    Soak it but place a fish tank heater or similar device in with it for a few hours. Depends on how hot it heats up to also though. Can do that with whole skulls, it works wonders! Pretty nasty but does a great job.


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