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    Default Antler Mount

    Just got done mounting the two caribou the wife and I got this year. Decided to do them at home, went with a erou style on a nice burled panel. Covered the wood with bar topper. They were killed in velvet, stained the antlers with stain I made with spruce sap. Soaked and whitened the skulls the same as the bears I did this year. Had to soak the skulls in a big rubbermade container. Used automotive degreaser to degrease. These are photos of before I started.


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    The one the wife got.


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    The other one.



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    Great work as always Steve! I really like the pedestal you set them on.

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    Default Nice

    Thats a very cool looking mount that you did. NIce to save a few $$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. J.

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    They turned out pretty good, I like that wood

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    Default Boiling

    Make sure to boil them outside, the wife might not like you making caribou head stew in the house. Mine didn't like me boiling them outside, they do get stinky.


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    You should be very proud! Extremely nice work on both the antlers and mounts. I too enjoy the wood you used a lot.

    Whenever possible, I much prefer using a section from a burl or some other natural platform to mount the antlers onto. A plain plaque doesn't have nearly the character. Only problem here on Kodiak is I don't have the access to as much "crazy" wood with all that character.

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    Default Wood

    Try ebay, I got this piece from there. Drift wood can be nice as well.


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    Steve
    Very nice mounts of your Caribou as with your moose from last year .
    Is that a bullet hole in the antler ??

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    Default Nice Euro Mounts

    Absolutely gorgeous! Great job preserving the memory! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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    Default Bullet Holes

    Yes we shot both racks. I almost shot the antler off mine. I was tying to anchor him where he was at because I had saw a bear in the area earlier and we could watch it from camp. I wanted the wife to get a close shot at a bear. She ended up shooting this sow grizzly off the gut pile.



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    Default Very nice Steve

    Those turned out very nice Steve. When I get a free minute I will stop by and see them in person. Maybe I will just have you do up our bou instead of getting them mounted. Rod

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    Thumbs up Better in person than online

    Guys,

    I had a chance to look at Steve's handywork first hand this morning. Steve did an outstanding job on these antlers. I think maybe Steve has found a new profession in stinky/dirty work. Great job Steve.

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    Default Turkey fan

    Great job on the caribou mounts. I'd like to know where the turkey fan came from.

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    The Turkey fan and long beard came from a ranch in west Texas. It was a Rio.

    Thanks Rod, We can do yours too if you like.

    Steve

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    great mounts! Thats the best way to mount something IMO, mostly because I have very little money
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    good job steve, Love the wood

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    You are making me drool, hope to have my bou sent to me soon from tundra taxidermy!! Now I have to make room for him, glad we got the european mount as well. Beautiful mount!!

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