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Wildebeest Horn Removal

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by bhymel, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. bhymel

    bhymel Member

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    Been working on them for a while got them to wiggle but can’t get them off the coars
    Any ideas, I am boiling them.
     
  2. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Unless they are a small set of horns, they usually don't come off.
     
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  3. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    They don't come off. Many just dry them on the cores. Some will drill small holes along the underside, and soak the horns/skull plate in either a pickle or some other preservative ... alcohol, etc. I have horn sets of both Common and Black Wildebeest that have been here for years without treatment, without any problems.
     
  4. Nitrosteel

    Nitrosteel New Member

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    The set I just got back from Africa has/had holes drilled in them (dip and pack). They won’t come off because of the shape.