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    Mounting stinky horns

    I got onto some new land over the weekend and was just sussing out where a disused track went when a little crunching in the undergrowth caught my attention.
    At around 20 feet the poor billy met ye olde 308 and dropped like a stone.
    Horn spread goes just shy of 35inches - so I think I might put them up in the garage.

    I boiled the skull cap for hours, but the horns will not shift from the bone.
    Should I just let them rot out and then glue back onto the skull cap once I've cleaned it all up?

    cheers
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    Re: Mounting stinky horns

    Thats a.cracker head mate well done. Ive been shooting them for 15 bloody years trying to get a 30+ got one last year and while i was away working for a few weeks the missus let the bloody dog get to it..... major pissed.
    Anyway yeah theyll come free by them selves then a dollop of aryldite and yiur sorted

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    Ha yeah mate I needed a brief moment after the shot.
    I've shot hundreds of them, and have also been searching for that elusive one.

    Seems so crazy that I just stumbled over it without even a proper stalk!!
    On the plus side, he was on the edge of a 700 acre bush block we've just been granted access too!!!

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    Well done TJ. Sounds like a good head so post some photos when the job is done.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Awsome head mate, best Ive done is a 30"
    I did reply to another chap a few posts ago about this very thing, sorry to tell you but you may never get those horns off now.

    You should have left the skull out side and when the tissues in the horns rotted off the cores, hold your breath and slide off the horns,then boil and peroxide the skull and allow the horns to dry out, then epoxy horns back on to cores.

    Call a taxidermist and see if there is any thing you can do,they are very helpfull.

    RUNAS

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    Aaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww come on, don't tell me that........

    I'll do some investigations and see if there are any other options.
    I'll upload some piccys when sorted!

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    Nah, you'll be fine with what you've done.

    I just boil the head (as per any european mount) and the horns will just slip off the skull in a month or so if left to rot on its own.

    Post a pic of the beast - always keen to admire a trophy goat head.


    kj

 

 

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