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    European mount

    Does anybody know of someone that does euro mounts of a velvet buck?

    ive had him in the freezer since opening weekend of archery. My taxidermist told me freezing for 6 months should preserve velvet. He doesn't do European mounts however. I should probably just shoulder mount him but I said I'm done with mounts

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    I have done one. we just froze it for a couple weeks then I wrapped the antlers in plastic wrap and masking tape before boiling. wound up with a little bit of peeling on a couple tips but being as you froze it longer it might work better

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    I should have clarified. I have no interest in doing it myself. Lol

    also I don't have unrealistic expectations. If some/most velvet comes off so be it. Someone can use me as a guinea pig

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    I'd PM KDM, or wait for him to chime in. His dad did a great job with mine.(no velvet)

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    He said no. Beetles would eat the velvet

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    I just pulled him out of the freezer. The beam where he laid dead for a few hours is black and nasty. Could be interesting

    I re scored him at 152 4/8" after 10 months in a freezer. Ha

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    I should clarify why we can't guarantee the beetles won't eat the velvet. The 1st instar larvae upon hatching can actually go down the capillary blood vessel channels in the bone to get the dried blood still inside the bone. These are the workhorses for the minute spaces which is why our euro mounts don't have an odor after a bit. I am unaware of a method to keep these little eating machines off of the velvet without leaving marks or residues on the antler itself. Epoxy, caulks, tapes, glues, and other sealants would mark up the antlers once the beetle process is complete. Also, you get ONE chance at this. One gap in the barrier the size of a capillary and it's game over for the velvet. I would feel TERRIBLE if I ruined someone's trophy. Thanks!!!

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    Id have someone for you but it's guna be north of devils lake, ill get in touch with them if you'd like. Husband/wife duo that have done all my mounts and their place looks like a mini Cabelas, talk about the Lee and tiff of ND.. Pm me for any info.

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    I live 35 miles NW of devils

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    Check out Hultsberg's Taxidermy in Coleharbor. He does good work.

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    I did this one myself from last years deer and vowed to never shoot another velvet deer again unless it's 170"+!! Took 3x as long as normal

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    I have done a couple of euro mounts in velvet. Best way I have found is to skin and clean up skull right away then freeze thaw and dry and refreeze a few times over. Then wrap bases and boil skull. you most likely will lose some velvet around bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill Latio View Post
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    I did this one myself from last years deer and vowed to never shoot another velvet deer again unless it's 170"+!! Took 3x as long as normal
    That looks amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowhunter_24 View Post
    That looks amazing
    I bet if you gave Phil latio $700 he would do it for free for you...that or a line of coke....


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdinny View Post
    I bet if you gave Phil latio $700 he would do it for free for you...that or a line of coke....


    haha good god I haven't done a line of coke in at least 5 years so I'd probably have to pass on that!

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    Well heck, just run into Cando and talk to Troy Peterson at K&E meats. He does great work!

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    Take him out, take a piss on it and throw it in the garden shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big J View Post
    Take him out, take a piss on it and throw it in the garden shed.
    U finish my lamp yet?

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