- Nov 18, 2020
Hey guys, possible dumb question here. I shot my first archery deer 10 days ago, a small muley in full velvet. I didn't have a desire to keep the velvet so stripped it all off the afternoon I shot it, and took off as much of the membrane as I could a few days later. It's been drying outside but I'm seeing what is either A) bloodstain, or B) blood in the antler. When I stripped the velvet it hardly bled at all and the antler itself seemed 100% hard horned. My question is this, do I need to attempt to get the blood out of the antler? Or will it dry out? I just don't want to risk having my first archery buck go bad! All help welcomed. Thanks!