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best way to get hair off, for a clean skull mount

Old 12-06-2003, 12:13 PM
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as i was walking around a back field on the property this morning i found a 8 pointer that had been shot with a bow. he had been there for a couple weeks (i saw the buzzards about that time) but anyway he still had the arrow laying beside him.

i was sick to look at this nice buck and because of the smell[X(] but i want to clean his skull to have it.

how do i get the hair and hide off his skull?
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:20 PM
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Skin it, remove extraneous hair and put it n a pot with water covering the head but not touching the antlers. Slowly simmer for about 3-4 hrs. I use a arrow shaft to push the tissue from the nasal cavity out and a coat hangar to remove anything left in the inner skull. Let dry an hour and than do the same prcess with 1 cup of bleach in the mix for an hour. Makes it white and purty.
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:23 PM
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ah that sounds nice but this thing is not comeing in the house!

IT STINKS

and i know it aint going in one of my wifes pots[][>:]
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:31 PM
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Click with all due respect, go buy yourself a cheap pot, and if possible build a small out side and do it then, If not .....well i guess you might have to wait until mother nature does it for you. SRRY if sounds rude.
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:43 PM
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a gavanized #3 wash tub and a propane burner works well for this. I have done several european mounts this way. I use Borax soap in the same manner that trushot mentioned.

Main thing is dont boil it fast. Just a slow rolling boil. Before long, all of the excess meat and brain and stuff left over after you skin what you can will just disintegrate.
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:09 PM
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So just use bleach? I saw a kit in the van dykes catalog for european mounts but i didnt want to pay 30bucks for it. I just shot a decent eight today i might do that to it
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:45 PM
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I have a large pot that I use only for this, I put it on my grill outside, keeps the wife happy, and works.
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:02 PM
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Crabpot + marsh + a few months=clean skull
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Old 12-06-2003, 04:22 PM
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fire ants work well too
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Old 12-06-2003, 08:53 PM
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now that you mention it i have heard of using borax before.

i'll give it a try.
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