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Help with Antler Mount....

I've always mounted my deer antlers on those kits you buy at sporting goods stores. I have a set I'd like to mount, but I'd like to make my own plaque for it this year. Anyone have a good way to cover the skull without the felt heart-shaped piece that comes with the kit? Pictures would be appreciated!
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Re: Help with Antler Mount....

if i'm not doing a full european, i at least leave a good chunk of skull and round it nicely and bleach it with taxidermist peroxide and leave it natural. i then make a plaque out of either rough cut or some other natural looking wood. those furry skull kits are so '70's. i've even left the hair on the skull. 30 years later its still there.

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go to http://www.taxidermy.com and look for the antler mount kit.

it has everything you will need.

on the left side click on "products". the 6th link down is the anter kits, look at the ultimate antler kit.

the 2nd link under that are the directions on how to use the kit.....

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no pictures here..but i prefer actually the skull over any kinda cover really. like pump was saying im now starting to cut down more of the nose and elongate the skull...more like a texas mount i guess.
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if i'm not doing a full european, i at least leave a good chunk of skull and round it nicely and bleach it with taxidermist peroxide and leave it natural. i then make a plaque out of either rough cut or some other natural looking wood. those furry skull kits are so '70's. i've even left the hair on the skull. 30 years later its still there.
FYI...leaving the skin and hair on a skull to dry is creating a bug buffet and hatchery all in one. Don't do it unless you want every mount in your house destroyed.
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http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/Ant...vers-C276.aspx

There ya go......

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if i'm not doing a full european, i at least leave a good chunk of skull and round it nicely and bleach it with taxidermist peroxide and leave it natural. i then make a plaque out of either rough cut or some other natural looking wood. those furry skull kits are so '70's. i've even left the hair on the skull. 30 years later its still there.
FYI...leaving the skin and hair on a skull to dry is creating a bug buffet and hatchery all in one. Don't do it unless you want every mount in your house destroyed.
i did that ONCE years ago. i read in an outdoor magazine all you had to do was lift the skin from the skull plate and soak everything in salt water for a few days, take it out and tie the "skin" back in place so it dried the way its suppose to be.

looked okay in the garage for a few years and then...WHAM

bugs...bugs...bugs and more bugs.

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Re: Help with Antler Mount....

Here is an Elk horn mount we worked on yesterday.
Still need a brass plate with all of the hunt info to attach under the mount.
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There ya go! Ebay 5.00

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CUSTOM-ENGRAVED-...=item5891434948

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Deuce i use colored wax! Melt the wax in a pot, i dip the skull in the colored wax of your choice wait till it hardens and then take a razor blade and cut the wax around the bases of the antlers looks smooth and nice and uniform and its cheep easy and fast

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