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#5421997 - 11/15/14 08:29 AM Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake?
Enter Standman Offline
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Just looking for new and innovative ways to clean my skull with less stink and effort.

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#5422022 - 11/15/14 08:40 AM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
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Car-wash after simmering it for an hr or 2 worked great for me. If your doing a euro kind of thing?
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#5422079 - 11/15/14 09:27 AM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
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Bury it in the ground instead and then boil it in peroxide or paint it. Takes 3 months, but there won't be a trace of anything on it.

I did the lake thing and the buck grew algae all over the skull and turned green. Ended up using it for my rattling horns.

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#5422086 - 11/15/14 09:33 AM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
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I got extra strong strength Hydrogen Peroxide from a beauty supply, most hair dressers have some to sell too. Simmer the head with a fish fryer using a cut off 55 gal drum for 20 or so minutes ( I used detergent in the water also to help break down oils, old mule I think.
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#5422093 - 11/15/14 09:36 AM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
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BTW, Use the hydrogen peroxide AFTER the head is cleaned, then give it a long bath in the HP/water mix to whiten it.
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#5422174 - 11/15/14 10:35 AM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: cameron00]
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Originally Posted By: cameron00
Bury it in the ground instead and then boil it in peroxide or paint it. Takes 3 months, but there won't be a trace of anything on it.

I did the lake thing and the buck grew algae all over the skull and turned green. Ended up using it for my rattling horns.


Antlers still look good after being buried? Do you need to put anything on the antlers afterwards?

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#5422191 - 11/15/14 10:43 AM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
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Take it to a taxidermist for $45.

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#5422267 - 11/15/14 11:29 AM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
don k Offline
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Skin it and cut it the way you want then boil it in a pot. don't do the lake thing.
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#5422298 - 11/15/14 11:51 AM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Take it to a taxidermist for $45.
. Es verdad.
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#5422668 - 11/15/14 04:11 PM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
stxranchman Offline
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Skin the head and put it in a 5 gallon buck of water. Change the water out everyday. Make dang sure coyotes, coons and dogs can't get to it. And change the water everyday or else sick
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#5422678 - 11/15/14 04:15 PM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Texican]
cameron00 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Texican
Originally Posted By: cameron00
Bury it in the ground instead and then boil it in peroxide or paint it. Takes 3 months, but there won't be a trace of anything on it.

I did the lake thing and the buck grew algae all over the skull and turned green. Ended up using it for my rattling horns.


Antlers still look good after being buried? Do you need to put anything on the antlers afterwards?


Sorry, don't bury the antlers. I put an upside down cooler over them and put a rock on it.

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#5422809 - 11/15/14 05:09 PM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
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Fire ant mound

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#5422866 - 11/15/14 05:27 PM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
davvy Offline
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Skin it boil it in plain old every day water until the flesh sloughs off (8-10 hours)let it cool and finish cleaning it by hand. Fully cooked meat and brain is so much easier to work with

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#5422906 - 11/15/14 05:51 PM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
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My buddy is a taxidermist. If the cape is in good condition, he will trade a free euro mount in exchange for the cape

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#5423000 - 11/15/14 07:00 PM Re: Anyone ever submerged a deer head in a lake? [Re: Enter Standman]
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If the lake thing doesn't work out, I'll just cut the horns off. It's an ugly little thing (certainly not worth another dime), but shot it with my son and want to have those horns around to recall the occasion. Thanks for the input.

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