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Dug up my buck from last year #7272175 08/30/18 03:57 PM
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Buck from last year

Buried for 6 months, dug it up and cleaned with a wire brush. Left it brown this time and sprayed with a clear coat. Just trying a different look and it turned out pretty good.

Happy hunting everybody.

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Looks good....

Re: Dug up my buck from last year [Re: brucedonnovan] #7272240 08/30/18 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Dug up my buck from last year [Re: brucedonnovan] #7272250 08/30/18 05:18 PM
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Thanks for that. I couldn't get my photos to work this morning so I just put a link to the 3 I had online.

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Originally Posted By: brucedonnovan
Thanks for that. I couldn't get my photos to work this morning so I just put a link to the 3 I had online.
just posted the other 2 only seen one the first time for some reason. Looks good by the way.


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Dug up my buck from last year [Re: brucedonnovan] #7272338 08/30/18 06:41 PM
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I like it. Did you bury just the skull? How did you protect the antlers?

Re: Dug up my buck from last year [Re: brucedonnovan] #7272384 08/30/18 07:30 PM
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Thanks. I buried it up to the bottom of the antlers a little and put a big feed bucket on top, weighed down by a cinderblock so the dog wouldn't mess with it. Even if you go higher up on the antlers it won't hurt them. It just makes them a little darker, which looks pretty cool.

I do the burying method because I boiled that white one in the middle and that stuff is nasty. Then I bleached it and it's a pita too.

I'm never in a rush, so I take the frozen head straight from the butcher and bury it. Then paint with killz white, or whatever color I want. This one looked nice brown, so I left it.

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Please explain in more detail.

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I chained a deer head to a tree, and left it there for about one year. There is still some skin stuck on part of the skull. I use it for a garden decoration, so I did not clean it further. If you just throw the head on the ground, it will not be there long.

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Originally Posted By: Cherokee Mingan
Please explain in more detail.


Underground critters will clean it if given enough time. Mother Nature at work.

Re: Dug up my buck from last year [Re: brucedonnovan] #7273877 09/01/18 11:11 AM
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I put one in a 5 gal bucket and covered with a bag of top soil . Worked great in 5 months


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Very different and neat. up

Re: Dug up my buck from last year [Re: brucedonnovan] #7274508 09/02/18 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: brucedonnovan
Buck from last year

Buried for 6 months, dug it up and cleaned with a wire brush. Left it brown this time and sprayed with a clear coat. Just trying a different look and it turned out pretty good.

Happy hunting everybody.
I like it


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Re: Dug up my buck from last year [Re: brucedonnovan] #7275890 09/04/18 01:50 AM
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Nice. I just did mine with a skull plate mount on a plaque I made.


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Like the brown hue.


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Like the look for sure


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Re: Dug up my buck from last year [Re: brucedonnovan] #7276490 09/04/18 06:37 PM
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I do this the same way nowadays. I used to have a 27 gallon tote worm farm and used it several times, that worked best. A friend of mine has an acre pond on his place and the critters in that pond do an awesome job in two weeks, comes out looking bleached after you dry the skull.

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Thanks for the compliments everyone.

I tried the pond method on one a few years back and it messed up my antlers. I know people that used it with success, but I just went with burying them for now.

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Did you leave it in the pond too long?

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Originally Posted By: rickt300
Did you leave it in the pond too long?


Probably so.

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