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Muledeer Ear Anatomy

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Muledeer83, Jan 30, 2023.

  1. I am looking for some really good references for muscle structure on mule deer. Anyone have suggestions of books that you have seen out there?
  2. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    image.jpeg I use this for general reference. There are a lot of reference photos available
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  3. Thank you! Does it have pictures of the muscles of the ears in it?
  4. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    No. Try Breakthrough taxidermy there are ear butt studies in some of the earlier issues
  5. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Same as a WTail
  6. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Well-Known Member

    If your looking for length and attachment points of the muscles just skin out a mule deer head and leave the ear attached it will all be right there.
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  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    And keep it in the freezer. I had that section of the skull frozen for years with one ear in the back position and the other in the forward position.
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  8. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

    Get a pair of binoculars and a note pad and go look at deer. Draw what you see and study your ass off. Pictures will NEVER get you to truly understand the anatomy of anything. Motion and movement are the key to understanding the mechanics. Most will never grasp this concept, which is why you have guys that have done taxidermy for years yet their deers earbutts are still wrong.