removing impala horns

Submitted by Matt on 10/21/05 at 12:47 PM. ( )

I got in some impalas a while back and I am getting ready to mount them. The skulls were shipped with the horns on the skull and I have tried soaking them off and have had no luck. I do alot of sheep and have had no problems in the past getting the horns off. The blesbok that came in the horns popped right off. These impala horns were very dry on the skull. Could I leave them on and not remove them? They were completley dry before I tried soaking them off. Could I let them dry out again and leave on? Any info would greatly be appreciated.

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This response submitted by BUZZI COOK on 10/21/05 at 12:52 PM. ( OLYTAX@AOL.COM )

Make sure the inside horn cores are dry....then mix fiberglass resin with catalyst and pour inside the horn until it fills as much as possible. You can probably only do one horn at a time due to the pouring angle. I have only had one Impalla, Kob or Puku that actually came off the skull horn cores, in 30 years. Have fun.

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