This morning I shot my first roe buck. I had intended to get a shoulder mount for my first buck, but to be honest his coat wasn't that great, I presume as he is transitioning from winter to summer coat, he also still has some velvet. So I have decided to boil the head instead. But I'm not going to get a chance to skin / cut / boil for a few days and I don't have enough freezer space to put the head in. I have read that in this case you should place the head in water until you can skin it. My question is, should it be fully immersed, or just up to the pedicles as with boiling?
This lad still had some velvet, but that's the problem with going out this early in the buck season. I have read that you can dye the antlers with potassium permanganate. What is the recommended procedure for this?