DIY: European Mount

Posted: 10/27/2013 in Hunting

Christie asked me yesterday how to do one of these for one of her boys…

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Last summer I was cleaning out my garage and I came across a big box full of deer antlers. You know, those ones that weren’t big enough to take to the taxidermist but still something you wanted to keep. Shoulder mounts are pretty expensive and end up taking up a lot of space in your home or office. European mounts are much more compact, look sharp AND you can “Do It Yourself” (DIY).

When considering DIY European Mount keep in mind that you are not limited to whitetail deer as boar, bears, coyotes and elk make beautiful European mounts too. For the purposes of this piece, we will be using a whitetail buck skull.

With a little effort, some tools, time and a few dollars you can preserve your hunting memories and show off your trophies in your man cave. “Do It Yourselfers” will find that DIY European Mounts require little more than a hot plate, a metal container large enough…

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