Deer horn Question

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Deer horn Question

Postby cut_un » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:36 pm

I found a "big buck" that had been hit on the road out in front of my home back last Oct. He was just out of velvet and had been dead about a week. I cut his horns off and have put them on a board (horn mount) The horns are white from tip to base... no brownish color around the bases and main beams, as most. What would ya'll suggest I do/use to make them look more natural??? They are really big and it's really something to see, but I would like to color them up a bit. Thanks :thumbsup:
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Postby Mr. Taxidermist » Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:45 pm

Get you some antler stain from one of the supply companies. You can also use potassium permanganate, but I've never used it so I can't tell you how it works.
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Postby cut_un » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:01 pm

Thanks for the info, will ty it out :thumbsup:
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Postby truetolife » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:53 pm

you could also use some minwax stain depending on the shade you want put it on lightly then take 000 steel wool to bring back some of the natural color
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