Glad you heard some. I was out all weekend north of DeBeque and didn't even see a elk and only 5 deer. The friend of mine that I was with couldn't figure it out but we came to the conclusion that the elk were midway on the mountain and not on the top like they usually are. But it looks like he may have his work cut out for him when he heads out on the muzzle loader hunt.
We did see tons of blue grouse (I refuse to call the dusky) with a lot of juvinals in the flocks. We also got a few pictures of bears and a mountain lion on his trai cam. I can say one thing that cat has been eatting well, he was a huge one.
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...