Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Preserving moose shed

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ft Wainwright
    Posts
    35

    Default Preserving moose shed

    Does anyone know any way to preserve a moose shed to keep it the same color that it is now.

  2. #2
    Member Kotton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Anchorage ak
    Posts
    652

    Default

    Just keep it away from the sun and it will stay the same.If it has to go outside I don't think anything will keep it from sun bleach.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    91

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotton View Post
    Just keep it away from the sun and it will stay the same.If it has to go outside I don't think anything will keep it from sun bleach.
    Ditto, that is exactly what I was going to say.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ft Wainwright
    Posts
    35

    Default

    Thank you I appreciate your feedback. it is just going to hang on my wall It is a large moose shed that I found in the middle of the road and that does not happen everyday so I wanted to make shire it doesn't deteriorate

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Outta Big Lake
    Posts
    1,633

    Default

    If you find one that is bleached, you can eather stain it, OR, Vegitable oil works really good too, it brings back alot of the color.

  6. #6
    Member Hunt&FishAK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Valley trash
    Posts
    2,316

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotton View Post
    Just keep it away from the sun and it will stay the same.If it has to go outside I don't think anything will keep it from sun bleach.

    the rack of the moose in my siggy line (below) has not changed at all....ive kept it out of the sun, stored in my storage space when im between places, or dont have a place to put it (never really have yet lol)......so yea like Kotton said, keep it out of the sun and elements and away from the rodents and it should be fine...also you can stain them...call your local taxidermist and ask what he uses for the job....

    Another thought: Ive always wondered if a thick layer of clear laquer would preserve it....another question to ask your taxidermist



    Release Lake Trout

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ft Wainwright
    Posts
    35

    Default

    I was also wondering if a clear coat would preserve it ?

  8. #8
    Member Hunt&FishAK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Valley trash
    Posts
    2,316

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt&FishAK View Post
    Another thought: Ive always wondered if a thick layer of clear laquer would preserve it....another question to ask your taxidermist
    read my post below yours my friend...maybe you repeated my question....not sure but yes call and ask your local taxidermist if it would work...trust me he'll know.......



    Release Lake Trout

  9. #9

    Default

    Minwax pollyurathane works good as well, get it in the can and put a thin coat on, thats what i do
    ...Jackie Bushman is a TOOL

  10. #10
    Member roadapples's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    41

    Default

    Don't know if it would work or be economical but... superglue - a THIN coat, then buff after it dries, works wonders for knife handles made out of horn, antler or bone, maybe try a small test patch in an unnoticable area- it will make it a little shiny. The polyurethene would also do about the same I would think. I had a couple of mule deer sheds that I would wipe down with a mineral oil rag one or twice a year and seemed to work pretty good. A good taxidermist will be the best answer tho. Just my $.02.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •