NIce looking mount and good to see you got him back. I almost never get anything mounted as I hate waitng to get my horns back and usually end up just doing a european skull mount myself instead, That and I just don't have the wall space to ahng very much up.
Congratulations again and good luck with this years hunt as it should be coming up very fast.
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...