Gads! ... well, you have now seen what a lot of people haven't ... some of our new wolves. There might be a relationship between gettting into wolves and NOT getting into deer. I think when wolves move through or into an area - everything else clears out - or gets eaten.
That being said - I still think I may put in for a controlled mule deer hunt next year - Grangeville area.
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...