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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2 to 3 hours
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
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.
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
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!