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Old 01-22-2005, 03:22 PM
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I got a deer this deer and try to euro mount it. i have had it in the ground for abot 2 1/2 months and was thinking it may be ready to dig it up and boil it clean anyone elce have any info plz let me know
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:43 PM
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I not sure how much it is going to rot underground in this cold weather.
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:12 PM
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In N.Y. it takes from october till at least may or june. It takes mine forever. Sometimes it is good to tie the against the base of a tree, works as good and i never had a problem.
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:19 PM
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Don't dogs and animals chew on the antlers if it is tied up on top of the ground?

I tried to to do it an easy way as well.

I can tell you crows, buzzards or nothing will touch it if it's up in a tree. A month of that and it LOOKED like the day I laid it on the limb.

In the creek for over two months now and only the fur is gone.
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:25 PM
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i've never had a problem with dogs or anything, maybe taking a gamble. i've seen crows and turkeys pecking at it thats all. leave on ground not up tree
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:43 PM
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I skin all the hide off the head first, then remove the tongue, eyes and brain. Next its ready boil, i dont put in the ground, ive heard you can put it in the ground at an ant pile to get rid of all the meat and what not, but i just boil it and scrape it does a fine job. Then bleach till white. I found that bleach made the skull pretty brittle tho, there is some other carbonate ( or something) mixture that bleaches but ive never experimented with it.
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:00 PM
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We did a european mount on a 14 pointer my dad got a few years ago. we buried i think until about june..from november to june. and it came up, all we had to do was spray it off and bleach it. For my 9 pointer i shot this year, we just got the hide off the skull, boiled it fora while, and then sprayed it with a pressure washer. bleached the skull and sprayed it with matte clear coat. i have to get a picture of it up, it looks great. I woudlnt levae the skull above ground, the mice will get it. bury it until late next summer probably.

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Old 01-22-2005, 08:18 PM
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I can do a euro mount in about 6-8 hrs. Heres a link on how. the only difference is I pressure wash the head clean, it comes out spotless and removes all the nasal and brain matter effortlessly.

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Old 01-23-2005, 06:09 AM
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I may have to give that a try.
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:09 AM
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I just send mine to MOA custom skulls, here in Ohio. Steve uses Dermestid beetles. Skulls look fantastic.
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