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Skinning Out A Wild Boar For Mounting

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Gar_EG, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Gar_EG

    Gar_EG New Member

    Howdy all,

    Never mounted a wild boar before, and we got a good sized tusker. Any tips on skinning it out/working with that shield in the shoulder?
    The skin over the shoulder is about 1 1/2 inches thick of gristle and I'm not sure how to get the skin thin enough to tan it.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks much.
  2. jk

    jk Active Member

    No splitting of hide needed, (like deer have cut over back of neck), skin cased. Get a sharp knife and go to work on the shields, they suck but once you have these off mounting a hog is easy. One item to note, hogs do not stretch a whole lot so make sure you order a form that fits, alterations on head are sometimes needed. Go for it!

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    McKenzie supply sells a DVD called, well I don't remember what it's called. It's something like Mounting A Wild Boar AtoZ or something like that by Rick Carter. It will show you how to take on this critter start to finish.