Back in the '80s and early '90s both my Dad and I were lucky enough to tag bucks large enough for us to qualify for the Maine Big Bucks Club which requires a buck to field dress at at least 200 pounds on a certified scale. My Dad's tipped the scales at 217 and mine was 225.
Also, I didn't notice any mention in any of those links of Maine's all-time heaviest buck which was taken in 1955 by a fella named Horace Hinkley and weighed 355 pounds on a certified scale (if memory serves me). Most sources say this is the 2nd largest whitetail buck ever recorded (dressed weight) with only a large Minnesota buck weighing in more, dressed (again, if my memory serves me).
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...