Mounting deer antlers onto a board can be completed in just a few minutes with the right tools. In order to mount deer antlers, you will need a drill, a hammer, a skull mount, drywall screws, brass tacks, rope and a glue gun.Continue Reading
Use your drill to create three holes in the skull. These holes should be large enough to be used with drywall screws. Once you create the holes, line them up with your skull mount, and insert the drywall screws. Tighten the screws until the skull is secured to the mount.
Place the cover that came with your mount on top of the mount so that the antlers are exposed. Using a hammer and some tacks, nail the cover in place on top of the mount. Most covers for skull mounts have holes in their surfaces designed for the insertion of these tacks.
Wrap the rope around the antlers in a style that you like, and use the glue gun to place little dots at the contact points. Press the rope firmly until it dries in place.
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European taxidermy skull mounts are made by first sawing off the animal's antlers and then removing the meat and brain to provide access to the skull. Once the skull is bare, it is degreased and bleached. After it dries, the skull is mounted to a plaque. The mount is complete after the antlers have been reattached to the top of the skull.Full Answer >
Female deer rarely grow antlers, unless they have extremely high testosterone levels, and are typically much smaller than their male counterparts. Male deer do have antlers and are known as bucks while female deer are known as does.Full Answer >
According to Monte Burch, building a deer shooting house requires a few hand tools and basic woodworking skills. There are a number of house designs and building methods to choose from, but this guide teaches you the basic guidelines to follow.Full Answer >