I found a nice shed while scouting this morning and it has some rodent damage to the tines. I would like to fix it up and bring it back to original condition. I may have to drill a hole or two and reinforce with a wire but i was wondering what compound i should be using for filler and then how would you recommend i stain the antler after? Ill post a picture of the antler a little later so you can see what i'm working with.
Apoxie sculpt works very well. As for coloring, potassium permanganate will work on the natural antler but not the apoxie sculpt. Try rubbing finished parts on trees as a buck would do, a little dirt helps also. Stains also but are more permanent.
I believe this antler was from the buck in the photo. He was at least a 9 but may have been a ten. If he was a ten he would have had a tiny g4 that is now chewed off. I got a few pm's from you guys. Thanks for the info.