Cleaning dirty deer antlers Use lukewarm water and a mild detergent, such as Dawn® dish soap. Use good old-fashioned elbow grease, soak the horns for a few minutes, or start scrubbing with a soapy damp cloth. You have to clean up very quickly. Rinse them and let them dry.
- Rinse the deer shell with a sharp knife and use forceps to remove all organs.
- Immerse the mold in warm water and simmer for 23 hours.
- Remove the meat while the dish is still hot.
- Wash the entire bowl in cold water.
- Soak the bowl in enzymatic bleach powder for 3 days.
- Remove the skin from the peel.
- Boil the dish in salted water for about 2 hours and check it.
- After plucking the meat, place the bowl in the saucepan for about an hour.
- I use an electric washing machine (a garden hose with a high-speed nozzle works) to ■■■■ the flesh and soft tissue off the shell.
Pressure washer that is more efficient at making 3000 psi or more of clean skulls. My MiTM pressure washer blows at 3,500 psi for clean results. Too much pressure can puncture the fragile skull. Cool skulls work best.
- To make sure all the tissue is removed, expose the skull to the flies for ten days. The worms remove any remaining traces of meat.
- Never cook without the skin.
- After cooking, degrease the dish by washing it with soap and then immersing it in white gas for 12 hours.
After removing as much tissue as possible, cover the skull, not the horns, with water and a few tablespoons of Amway dish soap or something similar. Cook the bowl for about 1.5 hours or cook better (less for the small deer, as overcooking can loosen the sensitive parts of the bones).
Skull whitening paste
Cooking is tough on the legs, especially around the nose. You will be happy to use borax or soda in the water as it really helps loosen the meat and gives you a clean skull.
I use 40 volume peroxide and mix with bleach powder and make a paste. Grease the whole bowl, put it in a plastic bag for a few days, then rinse with water. Soak in the sun for a day or two to lighten.
To prepare a skull for beetle cleaning, you must first remove the scalp, hair, tongue, and eyes, and most taxidermists will ask you to remove large areas of muscle and brain tissue. The beetles will eat all of this, but removing them will speed up the process and simplify shipping.
European stuffed deer
Soak overnight in a soapy bath with a degreaser such as Dawn. Rinse and soak in 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for several hours, removing the bones once the desired shade of white is achieved.
about 3 days
Most hunters know what a European style is. It is a skull with the skin removed and the leg bleached white that is usually hung on the wall to show the trophy. Only recently have we wondered where the term European mountain comes from. It first became popular in Europe as the name suggests.