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Skull Mounts? #7853355 05/28/20 04:05 AM
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I have a bunch of whitetail skulls laying around on the floors and shelves of my house and am looking on a simple, affordable, a good looking way to hang them on the wall. Home made or store bought is fine with me but I have about 15 that need to be hung so like I said cost effectiveness is important. Any pictures would be awesome help. Thanks y’all.

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Just go to Academy or a taxidermist and ask for a bunch of euro plaques...


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Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: Gw123] #7853421 05/28/20 10:49 AM
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Hang'em on a fence

Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: Gw123] #7853443 05/28/20 11:51 AM
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Sawzall the skull plates and screw them on to old barn wood, driftwood, etc. with 2 brass, slotted (not Phillips) screws each. (Pre-drill your holes.) Picture hanger on the back of the wood.


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Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: Gw123] #7853465 05/28/20 12:17 PM
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Here are a few of mine. I use low cost cedar from Home depot. I cut 3 master boards and use these as templets. I use a wooden dowel epoxied in spinal hole. I have mounted about 2o with this process. All simple tools by hand drill and hand saw and sander

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Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: Gw123] #7853480 05/28/20 12:35 PM
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Go to your local lake and look around the shoreline for some drift wood (boards) and hang them on those.


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Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: Gw123] #7853559 05/28/20 01:41 PM
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Horseshoe style, perhaps?

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Also, what a rabbit-hole of euro mounts. They're doing some cool stuff these days that I hadn't really thought about.


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I use wire to loop through the back, then all you need is a nail, you then to stack along the well pretty close together.

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We use hooks like these on our antelope and deer skulls. They hold them just fine, you may have to adjust the ring opening though. Get big enough to screw well into the wall stud.

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Hardwar...Eyes/Brass-and-Gold/N-5yc1vZc2ewZ1z10qin

Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #7853638 05/28/20 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
Horseshoe style, perhaps?

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Also, what a rabbit-hole of euro mounts. They're doing some cool stuff these days that I hadn't really thought about.


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that old stump/pedestal is the neatest idea ive seen in awhile. main reason i like thf you get ideas you never think of.
edit- can some one tell me how i could of copied just the one pic without doing all. lotta tech stuff on here i havent mastered.

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that old stump/pedestal is the neatest idea ive seen in awhile. main reason i like thf you get ideas you never think of.
edit- can some one tell me how i could of copied just the one pic without doing all. lotta tech stuff on here i havent mastered.


When you click 'quote' you can go in and delete anything in the post. In this case, just remove the lines that start/end with [img][/img], those are the pictures.


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Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: Gw123] #7853895 05/28/20 07:46 PM
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Most affordable...big nail, hang with the spinal column hole in the skull. [Linked Image]
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If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
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Affordable option 2. Leather shoe string. [Linked Image]
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Originally Posted by txhuntingguide
If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
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When you click 'quote' you can go in and delete anything in the post. In this case, just remove the lines that start/end with [img][/img], those are the pictures.

QSYB thanks for sure. Answers other questions ive got too.


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Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: Gw123] #7859543 06/03/20 05:49 PM
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I've purchased several nice mounts from https://www.taxidermistwoodshop.com/ based out of Wichita Falls. Good quality and selection, reasonable prices, and quick shipping.

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try Skullhooker. These are the best I've seen for skull mounts.
Skullhooker.com

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Chainsaw, belt sander, a dowel or two, a screw, and sealer

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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Chainsaw, belt sander, a dowel or two, a screw, and sealer

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When deer like that dont get shoulder mounted you know your spoiled. I guess its mounted offset like that on purpose.....


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Here is what I did with most of mine I had laying on the floor in the house. Put them up in the barn and had done this before with bucks I found dead after the rut or sheds I had mounted on a ranch I managed.
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Originally Posted by freerange
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Chainsaw, belt sander, a dowel or two, a screw, and sealer

When deer like that dont get shoulder mounted you know your spoiled. I guess its mounted offset like that on purpose.....



Odd angle but yes, the plaque bottom/tip actually makes it to the middle. I had a notion to put a freeze dried rattlebug there but decided against it.



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Re: Skull Mounts? [Re: stxranchman] #7861631 06/05/20 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Here is what I did with most of mine I had laying on the floor in the house. Put them up in the barn and had done this before with bucks I found dead after the rut or sheds I had mounted on a ranch I managed.
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OK, that looks GREAT, what a neat idea! I don't have enough skull mounts to do that but will save this picture as inspiration!


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Chainsaw, belt sander, a dowel or two, a screw, and sealer

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That looks great, and that's one heck of a deer!


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Originally Posted by Exiled
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Here is what I did with most of mine I had laying on the floor in the house. Put them up in the barn and had done this before with bucks I found dead after the rut or sheds I had mounted on a ranch I managed.
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OK, that looks GREAT, what a neat idea! I don't have enough skull mounts to do that but will save this picture as inspiration!

I likely have 4-5 dozen that I should do this with ... great idea!


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I love these mounts. I always buy a few of their turkey ones.

https://www.taxidermistwoodshop.com/

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Put them on driftwood.

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