Skull mount

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by DEERMD, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. DEERMD

    DEERMD 8 pointer

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    Where's the cheapest place to get the skull / antler mount kits where u just put antlers on the board??!?!!
     
  2. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    Man, I'm not trying to be a smart butt, but you can just get a nice shaped piece of wood and some screws and not spend anything. Go to a Michael's fabric store or something similar and get a fabric that you like to cover the skull plate. If you have to buy a kit , try walmart. I have seen them there before.
     
  3. DEERMD

    DEERMD 8 pointer

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    Good point
     
  4. Jpierce1

    Jpierce1 6 pointer

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    I don't know how common this is among taxidermists, but several years ago I killed a buck I was on the fence about getting mounted. My taxi told me he would do a nice, professional horn mount in exchange for the cape off my buck. Just an idea you could ask around about if you have a cape to offer.
     
  5. KYHeadHunter02

    KYHeadHunter02 8 pointer

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    Read the mounting your own thread a few topics down.
     
  6. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

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    I buy pre-shaped plaques at the craft store. I trace the skull cap on some 1/2" plywood, cut inside the line with my sabre saw, and fit the cut-out to the inside of the skull cap. I center the plywood on the plaque, screw it on, and use the hot-glue gun to mount the skull cap and antlers.
     
  7. LungBlood

    LungBlood 12 pointer

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    My not just do a euro mount? It looks about 1000x's better.
     
  8. DEERMD

    DEERMD 8 pointer

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    Where do u get yours at? Can you still do one if you have the antlers cut out?


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  9. LungBlood

    LungBlood 12 pointer

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  10. BigPete

    BigPete 10 pointer

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