Submitted by ROOK on 03/20/2004 at 19:58. ( )

What is the quickest and easiest way to remove buffalo horns. I live in South Dakota so i don't really have the option of letting them mascerate with the colder temps in the early part of the year. I tried to boil for about 1/2 hr to 45 min but no luck. HELP!

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Boil longer

This response submitted by Byron Jernigan on 03/20/2004 at 20:55. ( )

2 to 3 hours


This response submitted by ken on 03/20/2004 at 20:55. ( )

I just put mine in large pail full of water for about two weeks and take alarge screwdriver free the edge and you may have to pull apart good luck

Boil them longer

This response submitted by Roadkill on 03/20/2004 at 23:50. ( )

I took and put the horn itself in a smaller pot, suspended from the rafters in the shop and let just the horn boil. it took about one hour, but I also took a screw driver and hammered it in around the bases to allow the water to get in better. I then just let the skull maserate later in the year when it got warmer. I just put it into a large garbage bag and set it out in the sun. two weeks later, it was clean.

aquairum heater

This response submitted by Paul Smith on 03/21/2004 at 13:48. ( )

Use a aquairmum heater to keep temp up and bacteria alive. This works great I have not had any problems with it yet. I did 14 skulls this winter all with in say 3 week period or so. Good luck


This response submitted by Rook on 03/21/2004 at 22:20. ( )

Thank you for the info. Iboiled just the hor in a turkey frier for about 1 1/2 hr each and they slipped right off. Thanks again!

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