Removing Horns from a bighorn deadhead?

wllm

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Can you add in the part where it may result in a divorce or a new microwave.
Honestly, really doesn't stink. A bit unsettling so better to do while everyone is out of the house.
 

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My texas dall I did a euro of I boiled/simmered the skull for 3-4 hrs and then let the horn sit in the boiling water for about 20-30 minutes (line the pot so they dont get burnt) and then popped them off with a rubber mallet. Just hit them at the base of the shalth and if they are ready they will pop off, if they dont put them back in for a while and try again.
 

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Take a stiff knife or screwdriver and try to seperate the horn from the skull a little, then spray some water in the crack, wrap in a garbage bag and set in the sun for a week or two. Then throw it on sheet of plywood or on the lawn. A big dead-blow hammer with a piece of 2x4 for padding also helps.

id be more worried about my wife finding out haha

I used to have a big pot to boil skulls in my back yard. One time we were gone, and my neighbor was watching my house. They borrowed my pot to cook up a bunch of crabs. :D I never told them what the pot was really used for.
 

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Take a stiff knife or screwdriver and try to seperate the horn from the skull a little, then spray some water in the crack, wrap in a garbage bag and set in the sun for a week or two. Then throw it on sheet of plywood or on the lawn. A big dead-blow hammer with a piece of 2x4 for padding also helps.



I used to have a big pot to boil skulls in my back yard. One time we were gone, and my neighbor was watching my house. They borrowed my pot to cook up a bunch of crabs. :D I never told them what the pot was really used for.
I use the 5-7gallon galvanized tubs from the farm store. Heat them with either the side burner on the grill or a fish/turkey fryer burner.
 

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Honestly, really doesn't stink. A bit unsettling so better to do while everyone is out of the house.
I feel like my risk tolerance is pretty high, some would probably say extremely high, but the risk of getting caught by my wife trying to microwave a mummified deadhead is a bit beyond that tolerance...
 

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Microwave works great as well if you can get it in there
My taxi tried this with a sheep I took in HI. and it actually boiled weird bumps in the horns so be careful. He normally did the same with antelope and had no issues. He had a lot of work to fix that mess, ended up burying the head and getting the horns off, then he had to drill out the damaged areas and replace damaged material.
 

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