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I want to know the best way to remove hide from my antlers. we mounted them on a plain wood plack and the hair is falling out.

i have antlers dating back to 2007 and me and my dad just cut the top of the skull and put a screw through the center on a plane wood plack and hung them up. they started to loose hair and became rather nasty. i put them in the attic and now i have 7 racks sitting up there that i would like to hang up. i want to remove the hide so its bare bone and wont be messy. i'm afraid to boil them because of how old some are. any suggestions ?

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If you are afraid of boiling the antlers you can try soaking them in cold or warm water overnight. Alternatively, you can also soak the antlers in a solution of ammonia and water to make the skin pliable and re-hydrated. After the hide hydrates you can then use pliers to easily pull off the hide.

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do u think boiling them will do damage?
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There is a slim possibility of doing damage and it is advisable to consult a taxidermist on the best method to use in the removal.
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leave them outside on warm dry days and let nature do the rest.

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