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    Staining Deer Antlers???

    A buddy and I were going to do our own european mounts. The problems was we kinda forgot about them and left them out side for an entire year and now the antlers have bleached out.
    Is there any way i can "stain" the antlers back to a tanish color or something better looking than a dirty bright white?



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    I did a european mount by burying the head in my garden. It came out great but the antlers were a little white. I just used some dark stain on them and they look great:

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=979843
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    ok thanks!
    did you use just any type of wood stain?
    I would think it wouldn't matter that much.

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    Go on Taxidermy.net they have a forum section on game skulls. There's a couple ways to do it some guys use stain some acrylic paint. Here's a picture of a skull I found that was bleached white with sections of rotted velvet. After I cleaned it up I used acrylic paint thinned with rubbing alcohol wiped it on with a rag. The colors I used were Raw umber and Burnt umber.
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    Nice work!

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    wow.....very nice....
    that gives me some hope for mine.
    I will have to do a before and after picture when i do it.

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