goosifer

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So, you may remember my muzzleloader buck from a few weeks ago

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That I shot from 150 yards away:

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This is what he looked like after processing (sorry :) )

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So at this point I was done. My one hunting buddy kept encouraging me to do something with the rack. Now, it's a nice rack, but my wife only tolerates so much. So I let him have it. He said he was going to try doing a European mount from scratch. He sent me several pictures of his progress, and I soon realized he was making it for me. So I graciously accepted it, and my wife even let me hang it in my office instead of the garage. (If you look to the right of the mount, its the picture after I shot. He mounted the head on a dowel that was at an angle, so when you walk into my office, it looks like its looking at you. Unique, for sure. A very nice and unexpected memento.

 

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Nice.. if your not.gonna hangem.up.may as well just shoot doe.. no buck belongs in a bushel basket.in the shed..

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I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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1 minute ago, wooly said:

Nice buck and skull mount display!

Is that painted?

yes, he painted it. looks like a semigloss white.

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Nice buck and nice mount ! Good to display them, shows your hard work and gives some sort of honor to the animal.

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So, you may remember my muzzleloader buck from a few weeks ago
poot-little-dead-deer.jpg.d1a56ad6578b51ea6b1190aceb110c8b.jpg
 
That I shot from 150 yards away:
imageedit_3_5533185265.thumb.jpg.de31cc885931d305502272421ef96f9e.jpg
This is what he looked like after processing (sorry  )
imageedit_1_3461111668.thumb.jpg.a942a9988265275005725e0ca9a9771c.jpg
 
So at this point I was done. My one hunting buddy kept encouraging me to do something with the rack. Now, it's a nice rack, but my wife only tolerates so much. So I let him have it. He said he was going to try doing a European mount from scratch. He sent me several pictures of his progress, and I soon realized he was making it for me. So I graciously accepted it, and my wife even let me hang it in my office instead of the garage. (If you look to the right of the mount, its the picture after I shot. He mounted the head on a dowel that was at an angle, so when you walk into my office, it looks like its looking at you. Unique, for sure. A very nice and unexpected memento.
 
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Looks sweet!

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Nice job and even nicer you got him during a snow storm.   

 

I use a turkey fryer and put the head in water with a bit of borax soap.  LEt it simmer a few hours.  every hur or so, scrape it a bit and put it back in.   Never painted them though.

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