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Mounting antlers

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Z34Lee, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. Z34Lee

    Z34Lee Rush is Right!

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    I recently bought an antler plaque and had a question about mounting them. I cleaned as much fur and skin off the skull piece as I could, but there is still some sort of membrane and a little bit of "stuff" left on it. It has a bit of a funk to it, so I don't want to stick that on my wall yet. Is there something I can do to get the rest of this stuff off? I'm sure someone out there knows. Thanks!
     
  2. mattyk6

    mattyk6

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    I have a friend here at work that was going to do a 'European' mount where you boil everything off the skull and mount the skull and antlers. He said the boiling worked pretty good.

    BTW, were the two 'six-points' that got six on one side or three on one side?
     

  3. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    mattyk6, is correct about the boiling, after the intitial 'clening up'
    also afterwards.. let the skull plate soak in bleach for a little while.. even a few hours can work....

    CanyonMan
     
  4. JOE MACK

    JOE MACK

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    I've boiled a few skulls out with a large pan of water and bleach or lye. The boar and bear skulls come out nice and white. Have to watch out for loose teeth and the lower mandible. The teeth can be crazy glued in while I glue up the lower mandible in the position I want it. Then, one can always stick the thing in an anthill and run if they're fire ants! RKBA!;g
     
  5. armed&well

    armed&well

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    1.FIrst remove all the fur

    2. Put it under runing cold watter (or just soak it ) for a day

    3.Put it in a boal and cook it for aprox 45 minutes - add some
    washing liquid

    4.After cooking put it under cold water to cool off

    5.remove all sinews and meat - do this have till you have only bare bones left.

    6.Coat the bear bone with it 30% hydrogen peroxide.

    7.Put it in a dark place to dry off.