Have you ever wished you could have the skull back from that big buck you shot way back when? Maybe the antlers got cut off before you thought of making your own taxidermy skull mount. Maybe state laws because of CWD prevent you from taking your deer’s skull across state lines and home with you? Or, maybe you have a great set of shed antlers that would look awesome on a skull! Fear not, Mountain Mike’s has a couple great options for using your own cut-off or shed antlers on realistic, replica deer skulls to make your own taxidermy skull mounts! (more…)
There are a variety of great deer antler mount kits on the market today. If you’ve ever wanted to mount your own deer antlers, one of these antler kits is a great way to go. Regardless of your choice of antler mounting kit, there are some basic steps to follow to ensure a great looking mount on the wall for years to come. In this article, we’re going to review the important steps involved in creating a great looking deer antler mount. (more…)
Deer Antler mounting kits seem to have been a forgotten art until recent years. For the past 30 years, all that was commercially available were the old-fashioned, laminated particle board plaques with red or green velvet covered styrofoam antler covers. While those have a special place in my heart, it’s nice to have a little variety in the trophy room, right? Thanks to Mountain Mike’s Reproductions, there are a variety of easy, affordable, great looking options in deer antler mounting kits for the do it yourselfer. We’ll explore some great options in this article. (more…)
Looking for a dipped euro skull to mount your antlers on? Maybe you’re wanting to hydro dip your own deer skull? Want to understand more about how to hydro dip a deer skull? Here’s some info about film dipping skulls (some call it camo dipping) and dipped film skull products that are available out there for the do it yourselfer. (more…)
Making your own elk skull mount, or, euro mount, can be a fun rewarding project! There are several ways to accomplish this, each with their own pros and cons. In this article, we’re going to explore four methods of creating an elk skull mount yourself (DIY): (more…)
Many people might think that there are few options in European skull hanger products available. Traditional methods display the euro mount nose-down, at a 90 degree angle to the floor, displaying just the top of the skull and a top view of the antlers. This typically just requires a simple nail on the wall or a wire loop screwed in the skull and hung over a screw or nail. But did you know there are lots of better options available if you want to hang your European mount on a wall? I’m going to review 8 ideal features to look for in a European mount hanger, and I’ll recommend a few products that fit these features. (more…)
We get occasional emails asking if Mountain Mike’s has a euro mount kit for axis deer… well, here’s your answer! This awesome skull mount is on a Mountain Mike’s Record Keeper deer skull! Though modeled after whitetail deer, mule deer, and blacktail deer, this skull kit works great for axis deer too! If you want to do an axis deer euro mount, buy one of our Skull Master or Record Keeper kits today! (more…)
Lets talk about one of our favorite subjects: deer antlers! More specifically, deer antler color and coloring deer antlers! First, some deer antler basics: deer antlers are true bone and are composed of calcium and phosphorus. The rate of growth per day of 1/4-1/2″ make antlers the fastest new cell growth known to man.