hartebeest horns- are they removable?

Submitted by deer woman on 2/4/00. ( deerwm17@aol.com )

I have a hartebeest shoulder mount to do, and am wondering if the horns come off the cores at all. I've been told before that they can't. I am worried about bug infestation. What in heck should i do here? Thanks to all who reply, and email at the above if you'd like!

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No they don't

This response submitted by Lars on 2/4/00. ( judithmt@lewistown.net )

Drill a 1/16" hole on the back side of the horn, about where the "handle-bars" bend.Turn them point down and inject your favorite preservative all around the bases until it penetrates the bone core and exits the little hole.Leave it half a day, then turn upright for the other half. that should do it.

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