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Do It Your Self Euorpean Mount Question

Found a dead buck the other day while out looking for sheds. I ended up skinning the head, and of course it stinks like no other. Do i let the skull sit outside until it is tolerable to deal with.(which ive done in the past, but it takes FOREVER) Or, should i boil it. my question is.....can u over boil the skull and make it brittle? What is the best combination that you have found when it comes to temperature and how long to keep the skull in the boiling water?

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i'm sure the HPA police will chime in on the legality of keeping a deer skull with horns but i have no problem with it.

anywho, you can buy a euro kit from van dykes taxidermy that has the boil stuff and the bleaching stuff. makes it real easy. you don't really boil them, more like simmer. i'd do it in a old 5 gallon can outside or something.

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Stick it in a bucket with water, and dawn dish soap............let it sit in there for a few days or a week or so......put it in a pot, and simmer it for a while.....yo dont really want to boil it....pick off any loose meat, and some will fall off of it anyways.......stick it back in a bucket with new water and dish soap, and repeat.........should only take a few times...

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i'm sure the HPA police will chime in on the legality of keeping a deer skull with horns but i have no problem with it.

anywho, you can buy a euro kit from van dykes taxidermy that has the boil stuff and the bleaching stuff. makes it real easy. you don't really boil them, more like simmer. i'd do it in a old 5 gallon can outside or something.
I here ya....i thought long and hard about how to word my post. I just need a few answers....no bashing. Will see how this goes. Thanks for ur comment about the van dykes kit....didnt think about that!
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Stick it in a bucket with water, and dawn dish soap............let it sit in there for a few days or a week or so......put it in a pot, and simmer it for a while.....yo dont really want to boil it....pick off any loose meat, and some will fall off of it anyways.......stick it back in a bucket with new water and dish soap, and repeat.........should only take a few times...
Sounds easy enough...appreciate ur post!
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Stick it in a bucket with water, and dawn dish soap............let it sit in there for a few days or a week or so......put it in a pot, and simmer it for a while.....yo dont really want to boil it....pick off any loose meat, and some will fall off of it anyways.......stick it back in a bucket with new water and dish soap, and repeat.........should only take a few times...
Sounds easy enough...appreciate ur post!
It works really well, a taxidermist told me thats how he does it..........even when it is sittng in the bucket te dish soap is working on the meat, and dissolving it......

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Check out the skull part on this site. It is good info and mine turned out great.
http://www.alanprobst.com/tv_show_page_2.html
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everything you wanted to know about doing a european mount and more, you can get it done in 5 hours too.

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