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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-05-2015, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Fixing antlers

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.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-05-2015, 07:50 PM
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Re: Fixing antlers

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.
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Re: Fixing antlers

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.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 04:39 PM
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Re: Fixing antlers

I think if it were me I would just keep it natural , a little rodent chew gives it a little character
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