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Treating velvet antlers in the backcountry

Anyone here ever done it before?  I've read on how to do the process but I haven't found anything on how much of the tanning solution you typically need.  I bought a quart of it, but I can't imagine carrying the whole quart in.  How long do you have to get the velvet treated? 

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I found a great article of

I found a great article of treating velvet in the field, I'll look for it and post it for you.

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Str8shooter wrote:

Anyone here ever done it before?  I've read on how to do the process but I haven't found anything on how much of the tanning solution you typically need.  I bought a quart of it, but I can't imagine carrying the whole quart in.  How long do you have to get the velvet treated? 

In the article I'll post for you it says to use Formeldahyde and to make a cut at the base in a small hole in the tip and pump it through the antler till the fluid comes out clean when all the blood is drained.

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The easiest way is to not to

The easiest way is to not to worry about it.  If you want velvet on the antlers when you mount them a taxidermerst can put velvet on them for you. 

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Thanks for the reply's guys. 

Thanks for the reply's guys.  I will probably just make an attempt at treating them and if it doesn't work out I guess i'm not out much.  I'd rather have the real thing compared to the faux velvet, but chances are I won't be killing one anyway....that should make it really simple Laugh

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