I love a good looking turkey fan and beard mount. You can either pay to have a taxidermist to the job for you, or you can do it yourself.
This is a project just about anybody can complete for very little money. The crew at Bone Collector has some good advice on creating your own tail and beard mount, one that you will be proud to display.
Hopefully the arrival of turkey season also means the arrival of a big ol’ tom in the back of your truck. After putting in the hard work to harvest a big gobbler, the best way to honor the bird and preserve memories for years to come is to mount it. To mount a turkey fan and beard, it’s easier than you might think, so give it a try yourself using these directions… [continued]
Have you ever seen deer skulls that have been dipped in camouflage? Some people like how they look, but others aren’t convinced.
If you’re in the former group and have at some time considered having a skull done, you probably know just how expensive it can be. A good option, naturally, would be to do it yourself. UtahHunter has a good video to show you how to dip your own skulls using spray paint. Check this video out; you may soon be on your way to dipping your own animal skulls.
Let’s face it, taking a deer to a taxidermist to get a shoulder mount is not cheap. Several hundred dollars will come out of your pocket for the finished mount.
With thatkind of money on the line, you want to be able to proudly display your deer for years to come.
But, through the years, time takes a toll on even the best taxidermy work.
Field & Streams Greg Staggs has some useful information that will help keep your mount looking new.
Bring the shine back to a mount that has lost its luster by applying Laser Sheen equine hair polish, available at feed stores. To maintain a sheen, lightly spray your mount occasionally with Skin So Soft Bath Oil, which you can find at drugstores. With either product, use a soft-bristled brush, and stroke with the grain of the hair, never against. [CONTINUED]