European mount

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  1. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I'll be glad to help you cull some of them out of the herd.

    I was just kidding. Nice buck!
     
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  2. BirdJ

    BirdJ Elite Refuge Member

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    Did you use a power washer at all after it did it's time in the pot?
     
  3. waterrat

    waterrat Elite Refuge Member

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    Nope. Didnt have to do a thing. The only thing i did differently this time was leaving it in the water overnight to cool off. Its like it gelled everything and it all peeled off in one piece.
     
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  4. Ducker 4 Ever

    Ducker 4 Ever Elite Refuge Member

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    Had mine done professionally. It turned out nice, but next time I will be doing it myself. Have a pressure washer and a turkey fryer, not worth the $100 to pay someone.
     
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  5. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    From that angle, that deer looks very symmetrical. Got one from the front? I like symmetry.
     
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    Ducker 4 Ever Elite Refuge Member

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    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice

    I started cleaning skulls several years ago. I found that using a product called sal soda really helps make the meat fall off quicker. You can get it from a taxidermy supply. Cutting off as much meat as possible first and a fresh skull makes for a clean skull.

    Deer generally don’t need to be degreased or whitened. To whiten one I use peroxide and water. Have to use the concentrated peroxide used to die hair. Bear skulls are greasy and take an extra soak to degrease.

    If I figure out how to post pictures from this phone I’ll show what I’ve been doing with the skulls to display them.
     
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  9. Shirleyshusband

    Shirleyshusband Elite Refuge Member

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    Turkey fryer for a few hours, pick away, repeat as/if needed. Go to a beauty salon and ask for their peroxide. Those "blonds" use some wicked stuff, but it really whitens and is pretty cheap there. The gal knew what I wanted as soon as I walked in.

    Ducker, I really like that wood plack that your mount is on, pretty cool.
     
  10. Ducker 4 Ever

    Ducker 4 Ever Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks, it was an extra $20 from the taxidermist. A no brainer with the way it looked.
     
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