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    First time to post -- hope I'm doing it right.

    My son took a nice bull moose early in the season and it still had shreds of velvet on the rack. We want to mount the rack. The specific question I have is how should we go about staining the white antlers to make them look like the rack from a bull taken later with it's natural colors? Thanks in advance for the advice.

  • #2
    This has been discussed quite a bit......may want to try a search.

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    • #3
      http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...-Moose-Antlers
      Try this one.

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      • #4
        Found a pic I had of a moose rack I did up that was pretty bleached out as well. All I did was mix up some different colors of plain old Minwax stain and experimented with on another old shed before applying. I think it turned out pretty nice.....

        Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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        • #5
          Rub it with tree branches, like the moose do. Nothing will look more natural than that, and it doesn't really take long.
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          • #6
            Welcome to our site! I moved this discussion to our Taxidermy and Trophy Care forum, so it will get more attention from our taxidermists.

            -Mike
            Michael Strahan
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            Alaska Hunt Consultant
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            • #7
              Thanks to all of you who took the time to give me some suggestions on staining/coloring my son's moose antlers. I really appreciate it. 4merguide, nice job on the rack you posted the picture of -- thanks for sharing. My son really liked the lighter tips/points.

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              • #8
                some folks use brown shoe polish, just another idea for you.
                I have such a hard time trying to decide which outdoor activity to do every chance I get!! Living in AK is a mental challenge

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                • #9
                  Potassium permanganate. Extremely inexpensive, very easy and highly effective. Just be prepared for a momentary shock when it goes on purple.

                  Those do look mighty sharp 4merguide. :topjob:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AK_Taxidermist View Post
                    Potassium permanganate. Extremely inexpensive, very easy and highly effective. Just be prepared for a momentary shock when it goes on purple.

                    Those do look mighty sharp 4merguide. :topjob:
                    What is the easiest mail order source for Potassium Permanaganate? have scoured Juneau and it does not exist in town as far as I can tell, I have a few bleached out racks that I would like to get more presentable.

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                    • #11
                      Tough to ship its and Oxidizer. Check with your local water treatment plant or water purification company.

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                      • #12
                        I purchase mine from Research Mannikins, a taxidermy supply company in Oregon. It's shipped in powder form in small plastic containers. You mix it with water. A little goes a LONG way.

                        http://rmi-online.com/catalogsearch/...ir=desc#page=1

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