Finished boiling "the wrong buck"

Tikkamike

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I finally finished boiling the deer I shot last fall.. hes quite a bit smaller than the one I thought I was shooting. either way I finished boiling it and itll go somewhere i can look at it. Deer was shot at 475 or 500yards, I cant remember with my 375 ultra and 270 TSX.

 

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Europeon mount? Don't know how you finish yours but I've found that repeatedly bathing the skull with coats of hydrogen peroxide does a very good job of whitening the surfaces and makes for a nicer display.
 

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Tikkamike

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Europeon mount? Don't know how you finish yours but I've found that repeatedly bathing the skull with coats of hydrogen peroxide does a very good job of whitening the surfaces and makes for a nicer display.

if its a big deer I just have the taxidermist do it and they come back nice and white. otherwise for the other stuff I just boil them clean and call it good. I actually kind of like the patina look anyway.... if it had been the other deer this would be a pic of a shoulder mount!

great looking goat btw
 

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When you get them all cleaned up just put the head in a boiling saturated salt solution let it boil for about a minute then cut off the heat and just let it soak for a few days then hang to dry in the sun.

It will come out whiter than white (assuming the cleanup was complete) and it permanently preserves them as well.
 

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