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    I just got my Caribou back from the taxidermist it was done with beetles, and it stinks really bad and I would like to put it in the house, so how do I deodorize it from the antlers to the head.

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    Degrease it with white gas, that should really help. I'm surprised your taxidermist didn't do that


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    call your taxidermist back and ask him what to do. There might still be a section of gray matter or spinal cord that the beetles missed.

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    I would return it to the taxidermist and tell him to finish the job.

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    The funk is from the beetles and is on the antlers. Turn upside down and wash with soap and water. Let dry and spray w/ febreeze. The stink will subside.

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    Hang it near the wood stove. It will dry out and never smell again. I used to do deer skulls with the hide on the that way. Skin the hide larger than the skull plate. Clean out all the meat I could. Salt the heck out of it wrap the hide over the skull plate. Set above the stove in something to catch the liquid that comes out the first couple of days. Soon, as dry as a bone, and no smell.
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