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    Does anyone have any ideas for fixing caribou antlers the were shot in half and totally blown apart.

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    Drill a hole in each part and glue in a steel rod and rebuild the antler part that is missing.You might think about bondo to get it back to the original form and the some type of stain or paint.

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    Sort of right but Not Bondo.

    AVES EPOXIE is what we use for Antler / Horn fixes . It is a TWO part Epoxie that used properly does a Fantastic Permanent fix that in some cases wont even need stained.

    All taxidermists should have it.

    If they wont sell it to you call Me & I will.

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    If I am doing a European mount should I leave the velvet on or strip it off and then color the antlers???

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    thanks for the info

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    Depends how big of a mess the bullet made.

    You can color the fix spot or if you can get some extra TANNED Velvet that someone has in the freezer like I do, you can carefully glue it in place.

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    It took about 3-4 inches off right above the shovel and tore it all up😁😁

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    I'd avoid head shots.

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