I was wondering if anyone could help me out trying to get an age on this old mount? I recently took apart a deer mount that was pretty run down mainly to make rattling antlers out of it. Upon cutting the stitching I found some very interesting things going on with this old mount. First it was filled with moss which was acting like a form keeping the skin/ hide full looking. While trying to remove the skull cap I realized that it was the entire skull inside the hide with moss packed giving it form as well. The bottom jaw was attached using twine that was wrapped 3 times around and kind of look mummy like. The person who mounted it squared up the brain portion of the skull so a 2x2 barn wood shaft about 2 foot long would sit flush and hold the skull in place. The wood shaft ran to the back of the mount then was cut down to fit in the slot of the barn wood backing. In the skull I found some mail in catalog with woman’s long skirts ranging in price from $5-$7. If anyone might know where to send me to do more research I would appreciate it. I’ll add pictures.