Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

i have a question...

Old 05-03-2009, 07:43 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
outdoorsman4life_103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location:
Posts: 147
Default i have a question...

while out planting 552 trees on my land this weekend, we noticed this white object about 75 yards off in the woods.. we thought it was just a white plastic bag, but as i ran closer to it, we realized it was a monster 9 pt. buck skull.. it must've been out there for a few years now because every ounce of meat, tendon, anything, was all gone and the bones were bleach white. all the skeleton was there, except the bottom jaw.. so we can't age it.. Now my problem- the mice chewed the left side so bad at the base, as i picked it up, the left side snaped right off.. what is a good way to reattatch the antler to the skull and what is a good way to "rebuild" the rest of the antler that was chewed off near the end.. while still making it look somwhat natural? I dont want to take it into a taxidermist becuase im just a college kid and i dont have that kind of extra money.. any help/ input would be appreciated..

thank you.

Brandon

p.s.- id love to put pics up on here, but it keeps saying the photo size is to big.. does anyone know how to make it smaller or so i can put it up on here? thank you..
outdoorsman4life_103 is offline  
Old 05-03-2009, 10:16 PM
  #2  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Grand Forks BC Canada
Posts: 760
Default RE: i have a question...

Brandon, that sounds likea neat find. If you get a photobucket account and load your pictures on there, they will automatically be sized small enough to be transferred to here.
Canuck_2 is offline  
Old 05-04-2009, 04:54 AM
  #3  
Fork Horn
 
trmichels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 417
Default RE: i have a question...

What a taxidermist might do - is drill corresponding holes in the base, and the antler, insert a short steel rod into the pieces - and use some type of glue (that works on very porous surfaces, super glue???) - to glue it back together. My taxidermist did it to an elk rack I have.

God bless,

T.R.
trmichels is offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 12:34 PM
  #4  
Super Moderator
 
Bocajnala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 8,521
Default RE: i have a question...

TR's right, I've seen them do that before too. Also, stop by and ask a taxy for advice, or go to the taxy section on this forum. there may be a type of glue made for a job like that, sounds like a cool find. Get some pics up if you can.
-Jake
Bocajnala is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Otsdawa_Game_Hunter
Whitetail Deer Hunting
5
10-20-2008 10:36 AM
millerhunter13
Technical
11
04-16-2008 08:09 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: i have a question...


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.