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Old 02-13-2020, 5:12 PM
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I am doing a Euro mount for the my first public land Mule Deer and want to hang it above the door of my cabin. I know it will take a beating in the elements, just wanted to see if anyone has had a good experience with any products to at least protect it a bit. I don't mind that it's going to fade/break down a bit with weather...just wanting to give it the longest life outdoors that I can. Was thinking of hitting it with some Krylon clear coat or the Krylon UV-resistant clear
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Old 02-13-2020, 5:26 PM
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Maybe spar urethane. Maybe try it out on a non-visible part first. Just throwing that out there, I know it works well on wood.
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Maybe spar urethane. Maybe try it out on a non-visible part first. Just throwing that out there, I know it works well on wood.
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Soar urethane works pretty well. Reapply occasionally and liberally.
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Soar urethane works pretty well. Reapply occasionally and liberally.
I'm finding a Spar urethane...in fact, there's one for wooden boats, obviously bone is a bit different than wood, but those boats take a beating so it's got to be good stuff. I'll apply it on a non-visable part first.
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A buddy of mine did this at his cabin. He used three thin coats of clear epoxy as a sealer, followed by several coats of polyurethane finish. It lasted many years before needing any maintenance.

He also wired the skull for lighting and used it as a porch light. Should be real easy with today's led lights.
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Why outside? Put that thing indoors. It's a very nice representation of the species and you may never kill anything better. Just saying as the best deer I've ever taken were when i was like 18/19 or so.
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A buddy of mine did this at his cabin. He used three thin coats of clear epoxy as a sealer, followed by several coats of polyurethane finish. It lasted many years before needing any maintenance.

He also wired the skull for lighting and used it as a porch light. Should be real easy with today's led lights.
That's an awesome idea, I'll look into some simple LEDs!
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Why outside? Put that thing indoors. It's a very nice representation of the species and you may never kill anything better. Just saying as the best deer I've ever taken were when i was like 18/19 or so.
That's a really good point. Wife isn't super pumped on heads in the house...Garage and outdoors are ok and we don't have a garage at the cabin.
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One more thing, use peroxide to clean and whiten it, NOT bleach. Bleach will break down the bone and make it deteriorate much faster.

Spar is what I meant above. Not soar. GD autocrookect.
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Before you seal it with epoxy or clear coat , hit it with a couple of coats of mop and glo. Use a paint brush to apply it . Let completely dry before reapplying . I know it sounds kinda strange but it works fantastic


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Wifezilla hates heads in the house also.


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Quite the showcase. that Euro Mount at the top left, looks like itís got only one horn, whatís the story there?
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Quite the showcase. that Euro Mount at the top left, looks like it’s got only one horn, what’s the story there?
That bushbuck and the shoulder mounted bushbuck on the far left both only have one horn. I've hunted bushbuck three times and the two best bucks (oldest ones) that I took had one horn. They fight a lot in the breeding season and they sometimes break off horns inside the other buck, killing him.

One of the professional hunters that I hunted with (Ian) said that he had only seen three one horned bushbucks in over 20 years of guiding hunters and I've killed two of them on back to back hunts.

I did a hunt report on the last bushbuck here:
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