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#1692662 - 12/27/09 09:45 PM My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic)
Knothead
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Never done this before, and now I know why!

I am not finished with this one yet, but here is how its looking so far. And, since I harvested this one with my Ol' trusty TC Omega, I thought I would burn the Omega logo on the piece of wood.
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#1693808 - 12/28/09 05:37 PM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: Knothead]
pety221
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Looks good
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#1693978 - 12/28/09 06:56 PM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: pety221]
TN Deer Slayer
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Thats awesome Knothead.

John

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#1694006 - 12/28/09 07:07 PM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: TN Deer Slayer]
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#1694008 - 12/28/09 07:08 PM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: Southpaw]
Baxter83
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Nothing wrong with that! Looks good!
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#1694649 - 12/29/09 06:27 AM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: Baxter83]
sasquatch
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Did you paint the skull?
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#1694923 - 12/29/09 09:44 AM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: sasquatch]
Knothead
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 Originally Posted By: sasquatch
Did you paint the skull?


Yes.
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#1696221 - 12/29/09 11:40 PM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: Knothead]
rem270
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looks good man
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#1698666 - 12/31/09 09:03 AM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: rem270]
coltsfan
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How did you clean the skull?
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#1698951 - 12/31/09 11:35 AM Re: My first attempt at a Euro mount (pic) [Re: coltsfan]
Knothead
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 Originally Posted By: coltsfan
How did you clean the skull?


It is a painstaking process and rather nasty.
I skinned it and got as much of the meat off as I could. Gouged out the brain matter with a coat-hanger, eyeballs with a knife, etc. Then, I buried it in the ground for two weeks, leaving only the antlers above ground. I tied it off to a tree just in case some critter thought about digging it up and dragging it off. In the ground, the grubs, ants and beetles pretty much stripped what tissue was left. Then I simmered it in a pot with some Dawn detergent for about three hrs---not boiling water----just simmering. Got any remaining tissue off, packed all the crevices and brain cavity with Borax and let sit for a couple days. Then rinsed off and soaked in Volume 40 peroxide for about 8 hrs.
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