I was fortunate enough to shoot a decent 6 pointer 10 days ago and want to prepare the head. I have done once before, but this one has a new factor to consider which is that the antlers are not fully cleaned of velvet.
A friend has suggested that I boil it out in the conventional way, but leave the antlers in tatters as a point of interest and beacsue that's how I shot it (also the antlers will lack colour if the velvet is stripped off).
I was concerned that the velvet could smell in time, but my friend pointed out that perruque heads seem to be mounted without this issue. Does anyone have experience in this area that they could share with me.
Thanks in advance.