After pulling them...I boil them to help clean off all the gunk and then I put them in my pants pockets and let the pocket liner polish them......comes out looking good. I think I kept them in my pocket for a good couple weeks.
toothbrush and some crest, three times a day...........................just kidding!
Put them in your pocket with your change and leave them there for about a month................they will be perfect!!!!
I'm a little late in posting, but I put my elk ivories in a shot glass of Coke. (Just enough to cover the ivories.) Soak for 12 hrs, remove and rinse with clear water. Then I tote them in my pants pocket for a couple of weeks. Best method I've found yet.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...