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#3164524 - 02/14/13 11:35 PM Skull update
catman529
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well I will post a pic in the general forum when the mount is complete and it's hanging on the wall, but here is the progress as of this morning. Boiled, cleaned, bleached, dried, ready to mount. I have only boiled 2 heads for euro mounts and this one is a huge improvement from my first. And it is probably the most smelly one I will do in a while. lots of rotten meat left on the deer's head when I found it. Skull has a funny smell to it, antlers smell like smoke \:D





The buck's death was most likely caused by an abscess in the brain caused by an injury to the skull at the base of the right antler... thanks BSK for the diagnosis. The pedicle is cracked and healed a bit, and there is a deep crevice behind the antler and a hole inside the brain cavity under the antler... This must have happened over a year ago in a fight because the antler has grown like a moose from the injury. Coolest thing I have found deer related in a while. Buck was 4.5 by the teeth.

Ready to find some sheds... will post pics when I get this rack on the wall.

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Thought yall might want to see pics of the injury up close



pedicle crack:



hole inside the head:



Edited by catman529 (02/14/13 11:40 PM)
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#3164533 - 02/15/13 12:00 AM Re: Skull update [Re: catman529]
Outdoor life
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NICE!!! VERY NICE!!!! I love that deer, being unique and just a great find. Congrats!!
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#3164535 - 02/15/13 12:04 AM Re: Skull update [Re: Outdoor life]
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I got to hold this skull today and the pictures don't do it justice. It is impressive!! Nice find!
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#3164547 - 02/15/13 12:50 AM Re: Skull update [Re: Mudbone]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
NICE!!! VERY NICE!!!! I love that deer, being unique and just a great find. Congrats!!
Thanks man. Wish I could have arrowed him but glad I found the skull.

 Originally Posted By: Mudbone
I got to hold this skull today and the pictures don't do it justice. It is impressive!! Nice find!
yeah he's just a smallish average buck, must be a couple 200 inchers in there somewhere
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#3164628 - 02/15/13 06:20 AM Re: Skull update [Re: catman529]
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Good job! It'll look good on the wall. You going to skull mount one of those 200"ers or get a shoulder mount, lol?
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#3164638 - 02/15/13 06:33 AM Re: Skull update [Re: Mike Belt]
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Catman, spray the skull with a product called "odoban". It has a eucalyptus smell for a day or two but then it will be good to go. Plinker did my big 6 I killed this year and it had a funk smell after bleaching.... A little odoban and it was good to hang in the house.
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#3164658 - 02/15/13 07:04 AM Re: Skull update [Re: browtines]
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Again awesome find catman! I hope when I hi the woods looking for sheds I have some of your luck! I've got to bucks on camera I really want to find there sheds.. It's like looking for a needle in a haystack though.
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#3164664 - 02/15/13 07:12 AM Re: Skull update [Re: lpo1981]
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dang that is nice!!! congrats on that find!
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#3164712 - 02/15/13 08:31 AM Re: Skull update [Re: roberto]
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Looks good!
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#3164929 - 02/15/13 11:24 AM Re: Skull update [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Looks awesome!! Good job
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