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Old 12-19-2015, 12:51 PM
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Andrew Garrett Andrew Garrett is offline
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So, at 45 years of age, I took my first buck this year--a smallish deer with a small rack.

While I would not characterize myself as a trophy hunter, I wish to commemorate the event by using the small crown of one of the antlers as a knife handle.

How long should I allow the antler to season, and in what conditions?

Andy Garrett
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:01 AM
Ed of all trade Ed of all trade is offline
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I have used antler for other things and I believe you could use it now. It has been seasoning from spring until now. Ed
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Andy I don't know if it is the end of the cycle but the measuring requirement is a 60 day period. It should have shrunk all it will by that time.
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