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Antler broke off?

Old 01-25-2016, 10:57 AM
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A friend of mine got a buck and one antler broke off.It appears it was gonna shed soon.How is the best way to reattach it?It will only be a skull mount.Do you think it needs to dry good first?
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:10 PM
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Did the antler break or did the antler pop off the pedicle leaving a some what bloody hole in the skin? If it came off the pedicle the other one is probably not solidly attached. I would recommend he call a reputable taxidermist and ask for advise. A broken antler can be carefully glued back together with epoxy but if it is a shed situation it is not the same situation.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:55 PM
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I haven,t seen it but I betcha a beer at the Boar,s Nest that it broke of where you mentioned below the skin.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:59 PM
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If I knew where the Boars Nest was, I just might take you up on that beer.
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:15 PM
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Hazzard County my friend.
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:31 PM
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I didn't know we had a Hazard Co in PA, must be a 68th county that was added when I wasn't looking.
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:23 AM
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It is an easy fix if you let me know where or how it is broken off .
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:10 PM
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I seen it yesterday.It isn,t broken per se.It snapped off when he was cleanin the skull while he was grasping it.It just looks like a shed that came off a little to soon.A slight depression in the skull.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:06 PM
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I fixed 2 racks that had that happen, i just got some threaded rod and some epoxy i drilled a hole in the rack slightly bigger than the threaded rod and a hole in the skull plate. I attached the threaded rod in the rack, with some rod sticking out, let it dry, a few days. next i epoxied it in the skull plate. I set it up on the table with books/blocks to prop it up & weigh it down while it dried in the correct position. After it was complete i ground off a little excess steel rod. A taxidermist told me to do this, it worked. I forgot i also used some wire and rubberbands to help hold it together.

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Old 02-16-2016, 01:25 PM
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Great tip.You must of drilled all the way thru the skull to be able to access the rod in the skull.
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