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Jigging55

European Mount

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Does anybody have any how to's when it comes to European Mounts I want to try to do this with my 10pt I shot durring Muzzle any information would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm in the process of completing one. It's a pain in the a$$!

I would pay the $50-100 and have it done. I know I will in the future!

I'm at a point now where I'm trying ot get the last of the junk out of the brain cavity and nasal cavity.

Anyone got any tips on ways to do this? Especially the nasal cavity?

Thanks!

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I found that kit for $20 but condiderting the time it will take me I might just have to done but I would like the sense of accomplishment it would give me to do it myself

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Save your money it's simple.....remove as much meat as possible and then boil the head for awhile remove more meat/tissue boil more repeat process until skull is clean and then boil with borax for 30-40 minutes I used stiff wire and an air compresor to get the hard to reach places and then I put the skull in a plastic shoe box size container and covered with several layers of paper towel and kept it soaked with peroxide for a half a day or so and then let the skull dry and sprayed it with clear coat. It's not a hard job but it's kinda icky........keep the antlers out of the boiling water and the peroxide. I have heard people using household bleach to whiten the skull but I've never done it that way. If the teeth come loose run a bead of Elmers glue along the gum line

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then I put the skull in a plastic shoe box size container and covered with several layers of paper towel and kept it soaked with peroxide for a half a day or so and then let the skull dry and sprayed it with clear coat.

That's the idea I've been waiting to read!(Thumbs up!)

I just couln't justify buying 8-10 1 quart bottles of peroxide to soak the skull in!

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It might be a little too late now, but what I did a couple years ago with a small 8 pointer was to bury the rack in the garden in fall, leave it until at least late spring or even middle summer. The rack came out as clean as can be. Just do not forget where it was buried before you till the garden. My son also just did this with a 7 pointer he got this fall.

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I just had an antelope head done in WI using the beetles and it cost $50 plus shipping. Well worth the cost. Plus it came mounted on a plaque.

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I just had an antelope head done in WI using the beetles and it cost $50 plus shipping. Well worth the cost. Plus it came mounted on a plaque.
I second the beatles I had a guy in st cloud do it and it turned out great.

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I also buried mine outside, I left the antlers exposed and covered it with a rubber tub stake down . I left mine go for two years but came out clean as can be.

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Only thing I'd add is a trick learned from an old timer taxidermist. When all finished he mixed plain white elmers glue with water and painted the bleached skull. When the glue dried it left the skull whiter with a slight sheen that was very nice looking.

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I have heard people using household bleach to whiten the skull but I've never done it that way.

DO NOT USE BLEACH! It weakens the bone and will eat it if left in too long.

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I use beetles. I can do it for you if your interested. I used to boil and all the pain in the A$$. Well worth it to get it done right, Looks a million times better.

Send me an Email

KiessSkulls@mywdo.com

$50 to clean and whiten.

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Alot of the guys that i know that are doing it are using the beetle method they clean it up very nice

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There sweet looking I had one done last year that I found dead by one of my stands. Somebody Put a real nice shot on it during slug Either they didnt think they hit it or didnt look to hard double lung looked like.

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Oh wow that must have been a bummer for them...got a pic of it

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I just did a 137.5 inch 8 pt that I shot this year. No beetles, just a half hour of boiling here and there, and it wasnt all that bad. I looked at it as 'finishing the hunt'. Boiled it in plain water, soaked it in H. Peroxide, painted in with a polyacrylic, and then mounted it on a tree cookie. Looks nice. I would post pics if I new how.

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