My Grandfather and I just finished the taxidermy on my 2006 bull and I hung him on my wall. I never realized how much work went into one of these mounts until I helped on one. This is my first bull. I killed him in Eastern Idaho.
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...