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ThunderNocked

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I have a set of Antlers I cut the Skull Cap from and now I want to mount it on a Plaque and do the old school leather covered plaque mount. Do I need to do anything to the skull cap besides rinse it really well before I mount it all up?

Picture is my first bull caribou sitting inside the ones I'll be mounting.
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mulecreek

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Wouldn't hurt to boil it some to help get any oils out of it. I have a few deer that I have done this same thing with and a couple of the first ones I did as a kid stained the buckskin I put over the skull cap. Either way, degrease it.
 

OntarioHunter

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Hose it off good with pressure washer after removing hide. You can hit it with borax if you are still concerned. Leather is a bitch to work with. Hard to get all the wrinkles out. Buckskin is better if you're thinking that route. I might suggest pleated velvet. Check these out. 20220511_142628.jpg 20220308_095605.jpg 20210423_210829.jpg
 

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