collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Preserving velvet?  (Read 534 times)

Online Sr15

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2019
  • Posts: 42
  • Location: Southeast Washington
  • Groups: Nra
Preserving velvet?
« on: October 17, 2021, 09:22:34 AM »
Seems like there have been a fair amount of velvet bucks taken on the rifle opener this year. Has  anyone have any luck preserving velvet antlers at home? Just wanted to do a plaque or possibly a European  mount and thought it would be cool to try to keep velvet intact. Here is my buck from yesterday

Offline Caseknife

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 265
  • Location: Colville
  • Groups: RMEF, NRA, SCI
Re: Preserving velvet?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 03:25:40 PM »
If you are going to put the antlers on a plaque, cut them off the skull like normal and then put them in the freezer for a year or so.  My BIL did that to a real nice whitetail quite a few years ago and it still looks like new.

Offline NOCK NOCK

  • Timberloom
  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2013
  • Posts: 4989
  • Location: E. Wenatchee
  • TIMBERLOOM / Willys Custom Log Works
    • https://www.facebook.com/Timberloom-Wenatchee-244267748959697
Re: Preserving velvet?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2021, 07:34:57 PM »
 :yeah:
Live edge Slab woods, Beds, Dressers, Tables, Chairs, Custom signs, Décor, Cedar fencing w/artwork cutting.
https://www.facebook.com/Timberloom-Wenatchee-244267748959697

Offline RC

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2019
  • Posts: 19
  • Location: Monroe
    • NA
  • Groups: NA
Re: Preserving velvet?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 09:42:09 PM »
I cut mine off at the skull, then completely buried them in rock salt. I honestly don’t remember how long I left them in there, as it’s been 20 years since I did it, but they look exactly the same. I would guess I left them in that salt for a month.

Offline HUNT JR

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2016
  • Posts: 183
  • Location: Wilbur
Re: Preserving velvet?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2021, 05:19:55 AM »
They make a spray called velvalok. I think you just spray it on and you’re done.

Online Sr15

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2019
  • Posts: 42
  • Location: Southeast Washington
  • Groups: Nra
Re: Preserving velvet?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2021, 07:56:15 AM »
Thanks for the replies!  Gave me some ideas and will try to post results.

Offline 724wd

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 3883
  • Location: Spokane
Re: Preserving velvet?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2021, 09:19:00 AM »
velvet at this time of year should be real dry already. a stint in the freezer to make sure, but i'd bet it'll be fine.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Totaled car insurance replacement value advice by jackelope
[Today at 10:13:44 PM]


Watch your super duty trucks!! by ghosthunter
[Today at 10:11:31 PM]


Hanson Fish Company Winter 2021 Sale! by b0bbyg
[Today at 10:01:31 PM]


Anybody sitting in the waiting room right now??? by WapitiTalk1
[Today at 09:52:58 PM]


Wtb 7mm rem mag brass and bullets by Firedogg
[Today at 09:42:25 PM]


Chiwawa Archery by elkrack
[Today at 09:35:59 PM]


2021 sheds.... Post them here. by LDennis24
[Today at 09:31:17 PM]


FS - 7mm Mag by Firedogg
[Today at 09:18:10 PM]


Oregon Wolf Pack Poisoned by Seabass
[Today at 09:17:31 PM]


Play Free: Hunting-Washington Monthly Lotto! by HikerHunter
[Today at 09:15:52 PM]


Blues Elk Substantial Decline and the Root Cause by idaho guy
[Today at 08:59:37 PM]


Wdfw commission meeting dec 2nd 3rd by Seabass
[Today at 08:40:10 PM]


Tacoma Cerakote by dreadi
[Today at 08:37:54 PM]


2021 deer post them here by Sitka_Blacktail
[Today at 08:36:08 PM]


30 Ducks Down Video by MADMAX
[Today at 07:46:52 PM]


Daughter’s first bull by rosscrazyelk
[Today at 07:32:44 PM]


FS Polaris Sportsman by Timberstalker
[Today at 06:38:50 PM]


Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346 by big wood
[Today at 06:34:50 PM]


Mission ridge muzzleloader lost/found by NOCK NOCK
[Today at 06:32:51 PM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2021, SimplePortal