I buried my 9 pointer for a European mount in January. I live in Northern Ohio. I just pulled the skull out and it still was only about 60% complete. The smell just about killed me. I have done this several times but really can't remember how long before I took it them out before. I am looking for new method but don't want to boil them either. Thinking about just leaving the head hang in a tree in the woods and taping the antlers up or something. Any thoughts?