Great looking mount Quinton. I admire how much time and custom work you put into your animals. I had never before though about anything other than giving suggestions for what I would like to have done but not the personal attention you give to yours.
The uniqueness of yours make them much more special and give them an added look of realism. I may have missed it but how soon do you get to pick him up?
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...