Best way to haul elk mount?

Submitted by Drew on 6/30/05 at 6:48 PM. ( )

Just looking for ideas on ways to haul an elk shoulder mount. I am going to put it in the back of my truck, but I am hauling it like 150 miles.

My only concern is keeping it from tipping since there is no real way to strap it to the elk. Thinking of mounting some boards underneath the backboard for stability, but how to strap it down?

Any tips on what has worked for you all would be great. I am hoping to build something that I can reuse for the future.


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Screw it

This response submitted by AndyO on 6/30/05 at 9:27 PM. ( )

to a piece of plywood. I'd use a couple 3 1/2 inch screws.


This response submitted by Drew on 7/1/05 at 12:57 AM. ( )

Do you use a full piece of wood, like large enough to cover the bed, or a smaller piece?


This response submitted by JEM on 7/1/05 at 8:48 AM. ( )

Like, use a big sheet.


This response submitted by Drew on 7/1/05 at 6:42 PM. ( )

Yeah, I get it, big sheet, but that still doesn't support the antlers.


This response submitted by - on 7/3/05 at 6:33 PM. ( )

Rent a U-Haul with an enclosed back and do that. Or crate and ship and drive just yourself.

Detachable antlers would have been nice, now you think. :)


This response submitted by Drew on 7/5/05 at 11:42 AM. ( )

This is a customer piece so he did not want the antlers wacked off. I have come up with a design that I am going to build.


crate or plywood will work

This response submitted by Tony on 7/6/05 at 11:44 AM. ( )

Had a large axis deer shipped from Texas to VA. Taxidermist build a crate using thin plywood outside and 2x2 frames. He then ran s few 1X4 boards across the back and screwed the axis deer to the back of the crate (via the boards for support). Worked great. I'd suggest the same concept and just scale it based on the stength of the crate you need. I'd either use heavy plywood for the back (save a few buck and use thin on the other areas) or thin plywood all around and just use heavier borads for the frame and the back boards to screw the mount too. You can even reuse the crate. Good luck

One more thing.....

This response submitted by Tony on 7/6/05 at 2:59 PM. ( )

You could also run a board inside the crate to brace the antlers so they don't shift.

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