Many people wonder how much it costs to taxidermy a moose head. First things first. Actually, taxidermy is not a verb, so the correct verb to use would be “mount”. Taxi means “to move”, and “derm” means skin. Taxidermy means the movement or manipulation of skin over a foam mannikin that’s been cast from a sculpture of the animal’s internal anatomy. Mounting an animal has evolved from very primitive, temporary methods to highly sophisticated, long-lasting methods. In this article, we’ll use a moose as an example and walk you through a photo gallery of the process of mounting a moose. (more…)
Replica skulls have become a very popular choice of successful hunters for making European mounts with the bucks they harvest. They also provide a great option for those wanting to mount shed antlers on a deer skull. Easy, do it yourself replica (faux) skull kits are available to make the mounting process easy, even for beginners. This article will discuss the benefits of using replica skulls for euro mounts and the products available to those wanting to mount antlers on replica skulls. (more…)
When folks find out that we know all about taxidermy, one of the most common questions we get is, “how do the fleshy eyes of animals get preserved in taxidermy“? We’ll answer that for you here. (more…)
Taxidermy kits are a great way to get your feet wet learning taxidermy! Kits for taxidermy mean someone has already thought through all the major steps and taxidermy supplies necessary to complete a project. If you’re like me, I often agonize over exactly what supplies to buy when I’m starting a new hobby. In taxidermy, a great way to start is with something simple, like a skull mount or an antler mount kit. This article is going to discuss a few great do-it-yourself taxidermy kits that will get you a great looking mount on your wall in very little time. (more…)
If you’re looking for some great european deer mount ideas, you’ve come to the right place. This article is going to describe several creative ideas for displaying european deer skull mounts. We’ll also include several photos of deer skull mounts for inspiration.
So let’s get the basics out of the way first. Typically a european deer mount is (more…)
What Can I do with all these Shed Deer Antlers?
Spring is the time of year for shed antler hunting! Are you looking for some deer shed mounting ideas so you can show off all that bone you found? This article will describe a few great options for displaying shed deer antlers. (more…)
Typically, when someone wants to know how to clean deer antlers, they are actually wanting to learn how to clean and preserve the skull cap that the antlers are attached to. Or, you might actually have an old, dirty set of deer antlers that need cleaning. In this article, we’ll describe how to clean deer antlers in both of these scenarios. (more…)
Learning how to mount deer antlers ought to be part of every deer hunter’s skill set. Although there are many ways to do it, mounting deer antlers is pretty easy, but best of all it’s very rewarding and fun! This article is going to walk you through the overall process of how to mount antlers from a deer so that regardless of which method, style, or kit you use, you’ll be ready to create a great looking antler mount! (more…)
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…)