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#5732611 - 05/06/15 10:30 PM Finally pulled it out of the ground...............
SaltyDawg88 Offline
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I finally pulled my 11pt buck head out of the ground. I harvested this deer back on that first Sat of Nov 2014 .. gun season.

I wanted to try something different and I decide to bury my trophy and let mother nature do its thing.

When I pulled it out of the ground all I had to do was hit it with the water hose with the tight stream. There was no meat, fur, or anything else on the bone. All the dirt came off and it was pretty much the way the pic looks. I did soak it down with some bleach to clean up the smell. I was not sure if it did smell as I cannot smell, but common sense told me it did. I think I will do the rest of the deer i harvest this way too. I think it looks pretty good for free! What do you guys think?


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#5732628 - 05/06/15 10:39 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
Hunter-Steve Offline
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Looks good to me. Thanks for posting
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#5732819 - 05/07/15 07:40 AM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
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Looks great! up

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#5732895 - 05/07/15 08:33 AM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
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Not bad at all

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#5733411 - 05/07/15 02:49 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
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Did you put it on an ant pile? I did this with a does head as an experiment, 2 years later it still had the fur on it
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#5733419 - 05/07/15 02:55 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
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No there was no ant hill... I did not think about putting it where they are. I buried it under some bushes in a nice shaded spot. It was buried up the horns in good black dirt.
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#5733465 - 05/07/15 03:25 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
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Looks good but ain't no way I could wait that long!

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#5733818 - 05/07/15 07:12 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Did you put it on an ant pile? I did this with a does head as an experiment, 2 years later it still had the fur on it


I believe ants will only devour the meat and only when it is fresh

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#5733970 - 05/07/15 08:42 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
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Did you leave the antlers above ground? Does it look like any mice chewed on them?

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#5734070 - 05/07/15 09:35 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: JTS]
SaltyDawg88 Offline
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Originally Posted By: JTS
Did you leave the antlers above ground? Does it look like any mice chewed on them?


Yes, I left the antlers just above ground.
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#5739203 - 05/11/15 02:58 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
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I have seen this done and most videos showed them putting a tote over the top of the horns to keep animals off of it.

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#5745327 - 05/15/15 12:48 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Online   content
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I did the same in my garden...worked great - took about 3 months to complete. Then a quick boil, and it was ready to mount on some nice cedar.
You going to tack it up to a piece of wood, or hang it like that?
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#5747407 - 05/16/15 11:08 PM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
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Looks good cheers
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#5747447 - 05/17/15 12:23 AM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
SaltyDawg88 Offline
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Originally Posted By: George - w/ Map My Ranch
I did the same in my garden...worked great - took about 3 months to complete. Then a quick boil, and it was ready to mount on some nice cedar.
You going to tack it up to a piece of wood, or hang it like that?


I have not decided what I want to do with it.
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#5782492 - 06/10/15 10:59 AM Re: Finally pulled it out of the ground............... [Re: SaltyDawg88]
sbakerac Offline
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mc taxidermy in Hurst will do euro mounts for $85. have it done in a couple weeks1

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