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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

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    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

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    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.