Mount deer antlers using plaques, hangers and braided rope from a taxidermist or sporting goods store, advises Outdoor Life. Prepare a drill, wire brushes, Clorox bleach, borax, drill bits, glue gun, glue, scissors, hammer and drywall screws.Know More
Use borax and a wire brush on a bench grinder to clean the deer's skull, states Outdoor Life. Clean the tiny crevices of the skull and dried blood from the antlers using the wire brush. Next, drill three holes in the skull. On a standard skull mount, attach the skull to the plaque using three drywall screws. Start from the bottom when hammering the brass tacks in and proceed upward. Work side to side when securing the cover material on the skull mount. Use a glue gun to secure the braided rope around the antler burrs. Attach the hanging tab to the mounting plaque with screws or a flush holding bracket.
For a standard skull mount, velvet and leather are good alternatives to rubber for the skull's covering, notes Outdoor Life. The standard skull mount and the European mount are easy do-it-yourself styles of antler mounts. Secure the European mount with drywell screws from the plaque's back side. Make sure to boil the skull in Clorox bleach so it looks white and clean, and be careful not to spill bleach on the antlers.Learn more about Deer
One can label a deer skeleton as follows: the antlers, the skull, the scapula, the ribs, the ulna, the radius, the tarsus, the carpal, the metacarpal, the phalanges, the tibia, the metatarsus and the hoof. There are many different deer breeds, and while they all have the same basic skeleton, the size, location and robustness of each skeletal piece can differ between breeds.Full Answer >
Reindeer are the only species of deer in which both the females and males grow antlers. Female reindeer can grow antlers that are 20 inches long, and males can grow a 51 inch long rack of antlers. Antlers are shed and re-grown each year.Full Answer >
Mounting a deer skull requires several pieces of equipment: • Fish hook pliers • A large enough pot to boil the skull • Plastic wrap • Baking soda • Electrical tape • Salon Care Quick White & 40-proof peroxide • Small brush • Paint • Ceramic heater The actual steps involved in the process are essentially cleaning, de-greasing and bleaching the skull.Full Answer >
The state of Texas has the most whitetail deer. Between 3 million and 4 million of the estimated 30 million whitetails in the U.S. make their home in the Lone Star State.Full Answer >