How to Clean skull for deer horn mount

Submitted by Mike on 2/9/05 at 10:09 PM. ( ) 12.23.137.123

My dad is going to mount some deer antlers and cleaned most of the flesh off the bone, but there is still some fascia, tissue etc. How can we clean this so it won't stink or rot before we mount the horns to a board. I know this is pretty simple for most of you so thanks for your time.

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Mike

This response submitted by S.O.T on 2/9/05 at 11:12 PM. ( ) 205.188.116.137

In a pot large enough to submerge the skull plate, add salt and bring the water to a boil, submerge your skull plate and let it boil for 15 or 20 minutes. When finished use a wire brush to scrape off excess. This is how I do all my skull plates and it gets them really clean. Good Luck!


Wrap the antlers tightly

This response submitted by Bradlee on 2/10/05 at 8:24 AM. ( ) 12.215.49.73

with aluminum foil .It really helps keep the fatty grease from the steam from discoloring the antler bases. Bradlee


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