A skull mount is easy and does not take much time. It adds to your satisfaction being an activity that extends the experience of the hunt.
WARNING: If you are squeamish, continue at your own risk.
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Step 1: Full Skull?
Step 2: Remove the Skin
Step 3: Mark for the Cut
Step 4: Cut the Skull
Step 5: The Cap
Step 6: Boil and Clean the Skull Cap
Be sure to check it every so often, if you boil too long the skull can crack, warp or separate.
Let it cool and begin to pick the bits of meat off with a sharp knife, both inside and out. Be sure to peel every piece of tissue and hair from under the antler crowns.
Step 7: Paint the Bone
You could bleach the bone by soaking it in peroxide but I found that gloss acrylic paint from the hobby store works better. I first paint the skull with a darker neutral tone like “Natural”, to cover any stains that may bleed through the white paint.
Step 8: Make a Plaque
Apply your favorite stain and varnish.
Step 9: Mount the Skull to the Plaque
Step 10: Hang on the Wall and Admire
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