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Old 03-21-2014, 11:39 AM   #251
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:04 PM   #252
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I finished a fox and a Javelina today. I threw in the broken arrow that shot the javi just for a little something different.



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Old 07-13-2014, 09:17 PM   #253
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:44 AM   #254
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i may have to give this a try on my next skull. just dropped a hog head off with guy outside of Ft Worth to do it. Charges $80. I think that may be worth it to not have to deal with the smell!
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:53 PM   #255
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i may have to give this a try on my next skull. just dropped a hog head off with guy outside of Ft Worth to do it. Charges $80. I think that may be worth it to not have to deal with the smell!
I've only done one deer head and I think it came out pretty good. I ended up boiling it instead. 2 late nights in the garage with a propane burner, big stew pot, & plenty of beer!
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:18 PM   #256
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Nice, thanks for the info.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:25 PM   #257
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Well I took my first deer (spike) last year on a spike and doe hunt. I didn't want to spend the money to have this done professionally, but will certainly try this so I will have something to remind me of my first kill. I'm sure my wife will kill me when she gets a whiff, but she also hates seeing that head in the freezer.
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:17 AM   #258
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Do any of you put the aquarium heater in when you are degreasing? Or is that only when doing the maceration?
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:33 PM   #259
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Do any of you put the aquarium heater in when you are degreasing? Or is that only when doing the maceration?
I leave it in... just clean it off a Lil first.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:01 AM   #260
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Great way to save some money.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:24 PM   #261
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All the meat on mine is gone except for the cartilage in the nose. How did you remove it without it taking off the nose? Mine doesn't want to disintegrate.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:09 PM   #262
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All the meat on mine is gone except for the cartilage in the nose. How did you remove it without it taking off the nose? Mine doesn't want to disintegrate.
Maybe boil it
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:16 PM   #263
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All the meat on mine is gone except for the cartilage in the nose. How did you remove it without it taking off the nose? Mine doesn't want to disintegrate.
I've had good luck with either a pressure washer or an air hose.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:01 AM   #264
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Thanks for the info!

Do you let the skull dry before applying the whitening?
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:42 PM   #265
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Thanks for the info!

Do you let the skull dry before applying the whitening?
In my case yes, cause I still haven't whitened mine & it's been about 3 yrs
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:51 PM   #266
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Started my first skull 2 weeks ago today. I was to lazy to skin the head or remove the jaw, tounge or eyes. Worked faster than I thought but I guess the heat made it go faster. Dumped most of the water today and added fresh water. I'll let it sit for a couple more weeks to make sure all the tissue is gone. Name:  Image1466470498.557595.jpg
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:51 AM   #267
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Started my first skull 2 weeks ago today. I was to lazy to skin the head or remove the jaw, tounge or eyes. Worked faster than I thought but I guess the heat made it go faster. Dumped most of the water today and added fresh water. I'll let it sit for a couple more weeks to make sure all the tissue is gone. Attachment 797047
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:01 PM   #268
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I messed up the nose bones pushing it down in the bucket. Live and learn.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:33 PM   #269
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For the guys they have done this, how do you get the rotten smell off the skull and horns? I shot a couple management bucks last year. I let them hang in a tree for awhile and decided to finish them off with this method about a month ago. It got rid of all the left over hair and meat and cleaned the skull really well. I put them in dawn dish soap last week and let them sit for a week. Just pulled them out and they are still rank. Also my horns discolored too where they were under water.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:30 AM   #270
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If the skull is clean outside, I'm guessing it's brain tissue inside that smells.


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Old 09-15-2017, 12:37 AM   #271
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Could be left over brain matter in the cavity or left over tissue in the nasal cavity. Some of that stuff can be a pain to get out of there and will stink to high heaven. Also if you hang them on the wall with some still in there the aints will find it! Lol been there done that lmao

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Old 09-15-2017, 01:22 PM   #272
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For the guys they have done this, how do you get the rotten smell off the skull and horns? I shot a couple management bucks last year. I let them hang in a tree for awhile and decided to finish them off with this method about a month ago. It got rid of all the left over hair and meat and cleaned the skull really well. I put them in dawn dish soap last week and let them sit for a week. Just pulled them out and they are still rank. Also my horns discolored too where they were under water.


If I were you I would just stick the head down to just below the base of horn in a boiling pot and boil it for about an hour or so more of a slow simmer. See how that works and even put a 1/2 cup of liquid washing detergent with bleach in it. Try that out


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Old 09-15-2017, 03:28 PM   #273
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It is clean on the outside. It's kind of a musty rotten smell. Not just a flat dead animal smell. If that make sense lol. It smelled like this before I ever put it in the water, from it hanging in the tree since December
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:37 PM   #274
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Disregard the advice about boiling or using bleach. Both will weaken the bone. Just flush out the brain cavity well, using 40% peroxide and whitening powder. It should clean up well and will not smell bad. On the horns just use some wood stain to fix the discoloration.

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Old 09-15-2017, 03:53 PM   #275
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Disregard the advice about boiling or using bleach. Both will weaken the bone. Just flush out the brain cavity well, using 40% peroxide and whitening powder. It should clean up well and will not smell bad. On the horns just use some wood stain to fix the discoloration.

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Old 09-15-2017, 04:06 PM   #276
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So how many 20+ year old euros to you have?

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Old 09-15-2017, 04:10 PM   #277
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So how many 20+ year old euros to you have?



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Disregard the advice about boiling or using bleach. Both will weaken the bone. Just flush out the brain cavity well, using 40% peroxide and whitening powder. It should clean up well and will not smell bad. On the horns just use some wood stain to fix the discoloration.

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Thanks fit the info! The pics were the day I pulled them out of the dish soap bath. After I let then dry out for a coupe days, the discoloration actually when away. I will try the peroxide and powder.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:19 PM   #279
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Cool. Do they still have all of the nasal features or is that just a big hole now? The point is that both boiling and bleach can make the bone brittle. In the long run most people would consider that a bad thing. I am not trying to tell you what to do with your heads. Do whatever you want but I do not see any benefits from doing it but I do see negatives.

Just my opinion.

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Old 09-15-2017, 04:23 PM   #280
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Cool. Do they still have all of the nasal features or is that just a big hole now? The point is that both boiling and bleach can make the bone brittle. In the long run most people would consider that a bad thing. I am not trying to tell you what to do with your heads. Do whatever you want but I do not see any benefits from doing it but I do see negatives.



Just my opinion.



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JOHN I'm not saying to boil the skull in pure bleach or anything
I simply stated what has and does work for me
It's a huge pot with only 1/2-1 cup of liquid clothes detergent with bleach in it to boil the heads in
I can see where your thinking it will make the bone brittle but it's not pure bleach




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Old 09-15-2017, 04:26 PM   #281
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I caught myself breathing through my mouth as I was reading this. Beats the heck out of all the boiling I did last time
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