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A different question regarding antler mounts & real hair?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by buckhntr, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. buckhntr

    buckhntr New Member

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    I have searched the archives regarding antler mounts and real hair, but I have a different question. I don't have the original scalp area of the deer. I have tanned pieces of backhides with the hair on. Can these be used as the cover for antler mounts or will the hair/pattern look funny once I trim it to accomodate for the burrs? I wonder because the natural hair pattern around the burrs form perfectly around the burrs, and a piece of cutoff won't have the natural pattern, so I don't know if it will look ok. Thanks
     
  2. buckhntr

    buckhntr New Member

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    Any ideas?
     

  3. You could do it but it sure wouldn't look the same as the real deal. The forehead is usually a different color with hair patterns that you won't get with the back hide. Why not just use buckskin?
     
  4. Bear Claw

    Bear Claw New Member

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  5. dermy

    dermy Psalm 23

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    A real bugger to get the hair to lay down right, try to get a junk cape and stieal that piece from it.
     
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    Use you some strong hair gel or ivory soap to hold the out of place hairs down until they take that shape............Nothin is Impossiple ... be a problem solver