So sad and a real tragedy, not only for the man, but for the boy that accidently killed him. I don't know how someone gets over something like this. I hope they realize it was an accident and I am sure the man would not hold it against them.
From what I saw posted later, it appears that the father, son, and a couple other people were riding around looking for pheasants. The boy, for some reason, has a round in the chamber, and when they stopped to get out, it discharged, striking and killing his Dad.
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...