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    Default Antler repair

    I got a bull moose in 08 that I am doing just a cutdown skull mount on. The problem is my old Malamute got to it when it was out in the yard and chewed up the top tines on the paddle. He didnt do ALOT of damage but he chewed all of the paddle tines flat on both sides. To be fair I didnt catch him so it could have been another animal but I assume it was him. Anwyay, is there a way to fix this? maybe grind out some new tines or something. I know it will never look as good as it did, but with the way it looks now I wont even mount it and thats a shame.

    Any advice on this, to include taxidermists in fairbanks area that could help would be wonderful.

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    You can do it yourself if you want to give it a shot. We have rebuilt tines on deer antlers and then stained to match. It works quite well. Here is a link:

    http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/ant...ebuilding.html
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    Antlers can be repaired with taxidermy putty. Depending on the damage, if the tines are very long you need to drill and add wire for the putty to build on. Not really all that hard, do a google search and you should find some info. Not sure who would be willing to do it for you. Most taxidermist I know have more work than they can do, and work like this generates little profit and takes a lot of time. Since both sides are chewed, you will need some photos to use as a reference.
    http://www.artisticantlers.com/Repair.aspx
    http://www.whitetailsystems.com/AntlerRepair.html

    Good Luck

    Steve

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