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Bighorn Sheep

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by wolfman, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. I need to get the outer horns off the skull. This is an old skull that has never had them taken off. What or how would you folks suggest I get them off?
    Thank You
    Wolfman
     
  2. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    doubt they will come off if extremely old
     

  3. point75

    point75 Active Member

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    Turn the skull plate upside down and use a knife or small screw driver to make a very small separation of the dried tissue between the horn sheath and the bone. Each day add a drop or two of water. Over time you should be able to add more water. Eventually (possibly a month) the bacteria will do their job and the horns will get loose. At that time you can hit them with a mallet or bang them against a 2x6 laying flat on the ground. That has always worked for me. A separated a Dall this year that has been intact for over 10 years.
     
  4. point75

    point75 Active Member

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    ** I separated a Dall this year that had been intact for over 10 years.