Hanging a large elk mount

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  1. lamsen95240

    lamsen95240 Senior Refuge Member

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    Any one with a large elk or moose head hanging on you wall, what did you use to anchor the head to stud in the wall, only want to have to do this one time,
    Thanks
     
  2. 200plus

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    I recommend a good lag bolt.
     
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    lamsen95240 Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the reply
     
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    You are welcome sir.
     
  5. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I use hangers like these for all of my mounts. Usually it's the Peace of Mind Safety Hanger or the Noose. Because elk and deer are big, I'm not always able to hit a stud. I'll use a couple of different methods to secure a large screw or bolt. This type of anchor has worked well for both deer heads and elk.
     
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    RememberBaker New Member

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    I used a 5" lag bolt into a 2X6 stud to hang a moose shoulder mount.
     
  7. pintail2222

    pintail2222 Elite Refuge Member

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    I used a lag bolt too - screwed right in to a wall stud.

    But to be honest the mount wasn't as heavy as it appeared to be due to the foam form that the cape & antlers attached to.

    Make sure you know where you're going to mount it before you have it mounted. Sometimes the location will determine what pose you want the mount to be. Upright - semi upright - Left turn - right turn - semi sneak - full sneak.

    Congrats on having a wall hanger! :tu
     
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    P Frey Senior Refuge Member

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    I took a 20" piece of 3/4 inch plywood and attached it to 2 wall studs and put a lag bolt in the middle to hang my American Bison mount.
     

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