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    Default 1st Bou Antler Mount

    Mounted my 1st Bou on a piece of wood I got on ebay, covered the wood with an epoxy coating. Did my moose also, waiting for the epoxy to cure to put the antlers back on. How does it look???? Something to do in the winter that is warm.




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    Very nice mount and that is a nice piece of wood .
    Looks like you had a very productive year !!!!
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    I found my Barnes X bullet under the skin of my moose and I drilled a hole in the wood and put the bullet over the brass plate, I poured epoxy over the entire thing . Looks really nice, will remount the antlers as soon as the epoxy cures. Here is a pic of the panel and the panel with my moose antlers be fore I added the epoxy.


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    very differnet i must say.
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    Looks great, did you use a stain/laquer on your bou antlers?? I do all my own antler mounts myself also , its alot cooler when you can look up on the wall and say - Yup I did that-. Keep up the good work
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    Default Bou Antlers

    The color is natural, I did spray them with poly, the taxidermist that mounted my deer used the same on his antlers, the color came from him rubbing spruce, after I shot him his antlers were stickty from all the sap. here is how he looked right after the kill.

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    Great looking animals and nice mounts! Im hoping to do something similar this next season!
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    Default Great Mounts

    Those are 2 great mounts that you guys have done. How did you get the color in the wood? I am not familiar with wood working but I am going to learn. I shot a 33 inch bull that I would like to mount in that method. Any information would be appreciated.

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    Sent you a PM. Would be happy to help you out. Live close by. The wood is a burl, that is sliced. They sell them on ebay and at Superior Hardwoods. I also have alot of wood working tools. I know a couple differant ways to get the meat off your skull also. Congrats on the Great Bull you shot, seen your thread.

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    Default Moose Antlers Done

    Here is a pic of the final product, had to take it apart to coat it with the epoxy and had to let that dry for a few days. I'm happy with it and the wife even likes it.


    Here is a buck I bow killed many years ago.

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