Please Help!!! Stinky Euro Mount
Hi everyone. I really need some advice on how I can get the smell out of a European deer mount that I recently did. It has a terrible rotten odor from the nasal area. After boiling I cleaned the skull and got what I thought was all flesh from inside the nasal cavities. I can not see a single bit of matter remaining in the nasal canals, brain cavity, or anywhere. Obviously there has to be something in there, but I can not see it. The bad thing is that I did 5 skulls this year for family and friends and this particular skull was the one that I was the most careful with doing a good job. It was my 10 year old daughters first deer, a 4 point from the first day of rifle. I did 6 skulls last year. 10 turned out beautiful, super clean, and no odor. I am so upset that the one to not turn out right had to be this one. This little 4 point means more to me than every buck I have ever killed. I am afraid if I boil it more it will start to fall apart. Also, even if I did boil it more, I can not see any more matter left in there to remove. I have considered a slow boil/bath in super soapy water, then a bath in hydrogen peroxide for a long time. I guess I could remove all of the nasal cavities hoping to get it out, but I don't like the way it looks. I just don't know what to do, and it is really upsetting me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.