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Antelope - 9 Years in the freezer

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by fcsuper, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. I received 3 antelopes from a friend - 1 of them has been frozen for nine years -
    Has any one dealt with a antelope skull/horns that have been frozen for this long?

    Just kind of wondering what to expect - any advise will be appreciated.
  2. I would expect freezer burn for sure.... LOL

  3. Freeze dried antelope skull jerky MMMMMMMMMMM :(
    They were not bagged either - skin, eyes, brain, tongue are still in.

    Main thing I'm worried about is the horns disintegrating ???
  4. skin will be as hard as leather, I have no idea on the horns, had a whitetale 4 years in the freezer, no harm to the antlers
  5. Jeff.

    Jeff. New Member

    I'd bet the horns are fine. Going to have to rehydrate for sure prior to beetling though. Haha!
  6. On the 4 and 6 yr old skulls,
    I am using the Friday night too many beers (at the bar) method to get the horns off.

    That will help on rehydrating.
  7. Jeff.

    Jeff. New Member

    There's no better way to do skull work than with a few of your favorite cold cans. Just finished prepping a hog last night for camo dipping using the too many beers method.
  8. Jeff - I meant double bagged ;D
  9. skullclnr

    skullclnr Active Member

    I got a goat in this weekend that has been in the freezer for 4 years, doesnt seem all that different, a little drier and the toung was jet black. Skined normal though.
  10. Jeff.

    Jeff. New Member

    Boooo!!! Haha.
  11. My sense of humor might be a little "off".

    I thought it was funny as hell.
  12. Jeff.

    Jeff. New Member

    Oh it was.
  13. MattHCT

    MattHCT New Member

    Id bet they will be fine. MHO
  14. roundman81

    roundman81 New Member

    That's funny, I didn't get it right away either. I guess I need to drink more...ha!