those are some awesome pictures. I can't wait till the day that I get to experience Africa. I am applying for a position studying large carnivores (lions, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs etc) for next summer. I am really hoping I can get it. It would be a once in a lifetime experience.
Kevin, I really appreciate the photos and the stories about your African hunts. Like many others on here it is on my destination list. Don't tell my wife, but I am planning to go to celebrate my 60th birthday. i am 7 years from that so I have time to plan and save, so keep the stories and photos coming.
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...