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    Default Skull and Mount Photo gallery

    Same guidelines as the hunting forum:

    Photos and short description on the method of how the skull(s) were cleaned and/or business performing the mounting or skull work.- Please, if you want to congratulate a hunter or ask questions, do so in a separate thread or via the PM system.

    This is one of my favorite features of the hunting forum., Let's get this new collection started to show off our personal work or to of the great taxidermists of the state and beyond!

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    Javelina, fleshed, boiled, soaked in kerosine dried then bleached with powder lightener and 40 volume developer, all in my basement.


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    Default Hippo Skull

    Over boiled from Africa. I bleached it with peroxide and magnesium carbonate. Fixed some things and put it on a walnut plaque. The original picture was modified to protect the innocent.
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    Default Wolverine Mount

    Lifesize wolverine mount, I finally got around to mounting one of my own.. Wook it to the SCI/Alaska Taxidermy show last week. Also had 3 Shoulder mount bears that did pretty well also.



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    Default Roe deer

    Here is a personal roe deer euro on a solid walnut base.

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    Default Brown and black bear

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    Customers Kodiak brown bear and a small black bear skull.

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    Default Brown bear 1/2 Life size

    Bear that belongs to the skull above..

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    Neighbors Kodiak bear I helped him do. Just shy of 29" and about 15 years old.
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    Kodiak bear. Just shy of 28" and 20 + years old.
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    Default Mounts

    Here is a picture of some of mine
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    Another great job from Lone Wolf Taxidermy
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    Sent this black bear skull down to 350 on a shrimp pot line for a 5-day soak.
    Always wanted to try this to see how well the sand fleas would clean it.
    We wrapped him in an onion bag [large Costco size] just as a precaution in case any teeth fell out but they did not.
    I don't think I will need to use acetone to remove any oil ~ just peroxide and seal with elmers/water.
    I'll never boil another...
    Oh, the bear skull trimmings and tounge when down in a shrimp pot and produced our biggest haul of the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKluvr95 View Post
    Sent this black bear skull down to 350 on a shrimp pot line for a 5-day soak.
    Always wanted to try this to see how well the sand fleas would clean it.
    We wrapped him in an onion bag [large Costco size] just as a precaution in case any teeth fell out but they did not.
    I don't think I will need to use acetone to remove any oil ~ just peroxide and seal with elmers/water.
    I'll never boil another...
    Oh, the bear skull trimmings and tounge when down in a shrimp pot and produced our biggest haul of the trip.

    Bear Skull.jpg
    Amazing! I wonder what F&G would think about putting down a skull in a crab pot with the doors wired shut so the crab couldn't get in but the tiny critters can? I have a coyote skull i'd try that with!

    Otherwise its going in the greenhouse garden under a tomato plant!

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    Default Caribou pedestal mount

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    Here is my daughters first caribou she took 2 years ago. Pedestal that rotates 360 degrees.

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    Um, You meen Carion Beetles or Demestid Beetles ??

    I have a good freind that is also a taxidermist that had beetle for 4 years , till they infested his studio & caused major grief.

    If properly boiled fresh you will get the same quality as the beetles can do.

    I had my buddy cleaning all of mine till his mess then I went back to boiling.

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    Default Bison euro

    Here's a couple shots of what I ended up doing with my Kodiak bison skull. Some of you may remember I asked for ideas on what to do with the hide (which got tanned at Moyles and I kept). I had the skull done at Kodiak Bones & Bugs. He cleans with beetles and delivers a finished product. All I did was skin & trim meat off the skull, and pop off the horns. I like using cross-sections of burls for my euro mounts, and in this case I stacked two so the skull would tilt back a little (my brother's good idea). Because of the skull weight, I attached using two methods. I ran two lag bolts through the wood and into the skull, plus, I used one wing anchor into the brain cavitiy. Probably overdone, but I don't want it falling on anyone.

    I like the worn character of the horns. He wore off the outer two layers from using his horns so much. They probably would have been another 2" longer if the outer layers were still there.






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    HuntKodiak your Bison came out great I am glad you went with the stacked burls they really added to the presentaion!

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    Default Mt Goat shoulder

    Here's a Billy from the Hoonah area that I finished yesterday. I prefer to put more "movement" in the pose, but the client wanted a straight mount.

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