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Vanish
10-15-2012, 09:23 AM
Just finished a mount of my wife's buck. I have never seen a wall hanging Pronghorn Euro mount that "looked right" to me. There are some desk sitting ones that look good, but because their horns stick almost straight up, the wall ones with the half skull just look odd.

I think this one came out fantastic. Mounted on a second plate at a 45 degree angle. We glued the lower jaw back in and the added depth really made a difference. Only thing I wish I could change is cutting the base down and moving the skull back 3/4 an inch, but I did this all without power tools so that change would have been a pita. Maybe once we move and I get my shop set back up.

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dhershberger
10-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Nice! Looks good!

tdub24
10-15-2012, 12:17 PM
Looks good, what is the best method of getting the sheaths off before boiling? I have done one boiling session on my buddy's antelope due to all the other hunting seasons starting. I haven't had the opportunity to get back to it.

Doe Nob
10-15-2012, 12:37 PM
Looks good, i have some good goats Euro mounted, but no lower jaw. I'm not sure which I prefer, think I like them both!

Vanish
10-15-2012, 01:25 PM
Looks good, what is the best method of getting the sheaths off before boiling? I have done one boiling session on my buddy's antelope due to all the other hunting seasons starting. I haven't had the opportunity to get back to it.

I'm no pro on the subject, this was my first pronghorn mount. I kept the sheaths out of the water while doing a low boil and after a couple hours they pulled off with a very hard tug.

tdub24
10-15-2012, 01:34 PM
I'm no pro on the subject, this was my first pronghorn mount. I kept the sheaths out of the water while doing a low boil and after a couple hours they pulled off with a very hard tug.

Any little bit helps, thanks. That is what I figured would happen, just haven't done it yet. Thanks again.

sjsmallfield
10-15-2012, 01:41 PM
Looks good Vanish. I think I may have to do a Euro on the next one myself.

Edelweiss
10-15-2012, 03:08 PM
I don't like them with the lower jaw entact, but that is a nice antelope.

Colorado T
10-16-2012, 03:36 PM
I'm no pro on the subject, this was my first pronghorn mount. I kept the sheaths out of the water while doing a low boil and after a couple hours they pulled off with a very hard tug.

I have done taxidermy for years and boil the sheaths in the water. Keep an eye on them and check frequently and they will come right off. Don't boil too long or they will get soft.

Ikeepitcold
10-16-2012, 04:05 PM
Looks awesome to me! Great job

snowstorm
10-16-2012, 04:48 PM
+1. Looks great. Vanish-is that a 16+er??

Vanish
10-17-2012, 08:45 AM
Nope, he had ~14 inch horns. Green scored 72 6/8 ... if you trust our noobie scoring skills. :D