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    removing velvet off antlers?

    Hi, just shot a stag (rusa) which i was surprised to find it still in velvet. The antler os hard, so it will be okay...but whats the best way to strip it off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Hi, just shot a stag (rusa) which i was surprised to find it still in velvet. The antler os hard, so it will be okay...but whats the best way to strip it off?

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    Show us a pic mate!!!!! cool rusa.

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    Photos please

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    Snap O

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    No advice without pic ha ha
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    Chew it off. Your missus or if you don't have a missus, your hand will thank you for doing so.

    Failing that a Water blaster works.


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    Its no record beater...but its the first time I've ever been hunting for them, so I consider myself lucky.



    Huge thanks to DP who gave me the ''Rusa hunting 101'' lesson on how to find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Its no record beater...but its the first time I've ever been hunting for them, so I consider myself lucky.



    Huge thanks to DP who gave me the ''Rusa hunting 101'' lesson on how to find them.

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    Nice one Mate well done!!! looks like a beaut!!.

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    Nice one kimjon!!!!!

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    Easy mate, just run a knife along the antler and peel the strips off, takes a long time but its worth it. It will be white underneath so you may want it stained if you're going to get it mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarian_Hunter View Post
    Easy mate, just run a knife along the antler and peel the strips off, takes a long time but its worth it. It will be white underneath so you may want it stained if you're going to get it mounted.
    I think you're supposed to wrap the strips round yer old feller, or eat it or something . . . .
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    well done its not to bad for a first hunt

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    Way to go Kimjon
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    water blaster best way of geting velvet off
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    Quote Originally Posted by woompha View Post
    water blaster best way of geting velvet off
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