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Old 01-21-2020, 01:17 PM
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If you plan to use the hide to wrap the skull plate, cut it larger than the skull plate. As the hide dries, it shrinks and you cannot wrap it.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:15 PM
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Better off using tanned deer skin to cover the skull that raw hair on hide. The raw hide will draw bugs.
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
Better off using tanned deer skin to cover the skull that raw hair on hide. The raw hide will draw bugs.
Yep. I pull the flesh off all of mine. Sharp knife around the base of each antler. Then a good pair of pliers will twist that skin right off. Then trim up any flesh with a knife. And can dry it by hanging it up or could cover it in 20 mule team borax if you wanted to.

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