We live in a subdivision in Colorado Springs. Not country at all but on the west side of I25 and about 2-3 miles to the base of the Front Range. Muleys are thick in the neighborhood. We also have bears, bobcats, coyotes and cougars roaming through our yards.
Legally I can shot on my property but do not as the wife does not want to shoot the pets. Also it would not be much of a hunt sitting on the back porch and shooting it at the water trough. As I have said before, I would like to find his sheds come this spring and make a mount of them.
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...