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#1 Spirithawk

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 09:19 PM

Thought this might come in handy for those interested in having a European mount.

Follow these simple steps;
1) Detatch the head and skin it, using locking pliers to help pull away skin that has been loosened with a knife. Detatch the lower jaw and cut out the tongue.
2) On an outdoor stove, simmer the head in a large pot of water with a little dishwashing soap for 30 minutes, keeping the top of the skull that sticks out of the water covered with aluminum foil so that it will steam.
3) Remove the skull.The thin mandibles of bone that extend downward underneath the bridge of the nose may have fallen off as the bone glue disolved. Retrieve them to super glue back into place.
4) Pick the skull clean. Use needle-nose pliers to extract ligaments inside the eye sockets and nasal passages.
5) Immerse the cleaned skull in a solution of one part of 3% peroxide and two parts of water. Soak for up to 24 hours. Do not let the solution touch the antlers! You can soak cotton balls with peroxide to work this area.
6) To attatch your mount to a wooden panel, drill a hole from the back of the panel into the heaviest part of the bone and secure the skull with one long screw. Or you can tie a leather strap around the base of each antler and hang it from a screw.

Thats it folks. Ive done two that way and personally like the looks of a European mount. It's great for those trophies when you can't aford a full mount or just don't want to spend the money on it. Hope this info helps and you give it a try. I'll post a pic of mine later to show my results.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 10:33 PM

Thanks Hawk................. :yes:
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Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:57 AM

don't forget to hook out the brain through that hole at the base of the skull ;)
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Posted 29 April 2006 - 11:34 AM

Thanks Leo, meant to add that but obviously forgot. See what happens when you get old. :lol:

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 02:30 PM

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