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.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.