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Show us your european mount deer antlers

Discussion in 'General Hunting & Fishing Discussions' started by dennishoddy, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Member

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    The guy that did mine called me today to say they are done. He only does the antlers, not the woodwork.
    I'd like to see what everyone else has done, and maybe make a nice mount of mine.
     
  2. Wormydog1724

    Wormydog1724 Sharpshooter Member

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    Mine is on top I shot 2 years ago. My brothers is on bottom he shot this year and he is getting it shoulder mounted. Mine scored 142 and his was 176. Mine looks just as big as his in the pic but it's just because of the angle.


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  3. Oklahomabassin

    Oklahomabassin Sharpshooter Member

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    I have mine hanging with a piece of twisted wire. Taxidermist chocked up a piece of wire in a drill and twisted it. He then tied it on the back sides of the skull behind the eye sockets. It hangs and looks nice. Looks more rustic without woodwork IMHO. Just a cell phone pic, didn't want to get the camera out of the truck tonight.
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  4. mr.theman

    mr.theman Marksman Member

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    I have done two with the boiling method and they have come out pretty decent. I am currently raising a colony of Dermestid beetles to do my skull mounts with. It will be a few months before my colony is big enough to do deer sized skulls but I have some heads in the freezer waiting on them. I just hang mine with a peice of bailing wire

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  5. RidgeHunter

    RidgeHunter Sharpshooter Member

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    I made this out of some old wood off a turn of the century barn, and and old wooden fence post I cut at an angle.

    I think it turned out pretty cool. I like it better than the store bought plaques. I'm making another for my 09 buck.

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    Using an angle will show more antler height and depth.
     
  6. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Member

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  7. RidgeHunter

    RidgeHunter Sharpshooter Member

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    No love for my redneck plaque Dennis?
     
  8. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Member

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    Sorry, I was in the process of typing a reply, but gravity overcame my eyelids, and it was off to snooze time for the night.Guess I hit a key or two before waking up and going to bed.:D:D
    Actually I like your Idea of using old barn wood. There is an old barn on our place, that is just one windstorm from hitting the ground. I'm going over there today, so I'll look around and see if there is anything similar.
     
  9. brian89

    brian89 Sharpshooter Member

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    That looks sweet ridge.., I make plaques for turkey fans out of that type of wood also.. If you cant find an old barn, old privacy fence wood works good..


    btw, thats a dandy 8 point, he's got some killer g-2's!!
    nice buck!!
     
  10. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Member

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    Will post pice of the finished skull in the am. He did a really good job IMHO. Didn't make it to the farm for the barn wood today, but will go tomorrow for sure.
     

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