On September 29 I posted this blog on the velvet monster that Kentucky hunter Jeff Fogle shot with his bow earlier last month. The other day Jeff sent me an email with these pics:
Just got my buck back from the taxidermist! Green scored 184 2/8″. Most amazing taxidermy work I’ve ever seen. I wish it was possible to capture all the detail in the pics.
I wrote Jeff back and asked how in the world he got his buck back so quickly. He said:
My taxidermist is quick! Mine was the first deer of the year for him. He only takes 20 a year. He would’ve had it done in 2 weeks if he hadn’t had to soak the velvet in denatured alcohol for a week. He doesn’t freeze dry it, he injects the blood vessels with something, then soaks it and sprays the velvet with raid. He said he did it all in 2 weekends worth of work.
Now that is amazing!
That’s amazing. Looks great! let me know how it holds up. Never heard of one done that quickly before.
Geez that’s fast! Such an amazing buck and very good taxi work.
That’s incredible! Makes the 9 months it normally takes to get mine back look really bad. Interesting on the velvet technique.