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Wife has not killed me yet.
First elk in the house! Had to pull oven out about 1/2 way from wall to get it to fit. I do think she has ever window in house open.
Electric or gas hotplate outside or even in the garage can be helpful...
Shoot, I have to wait until my wife is gone to boil my ivories :)
John, thats what camp stoves are for.....
The good news is you will only make that mistake once.....
Bruce I have done many deer and antelope in the house. First elk though
The fun is just starting for you and your wife!
I used to do that too. Now I take mine to Matt at Rocky Mountain Headhunters. Much better final product than boiling, and a hell of a lot less smell and goo to deal with.
Word of advice- don't over boil it or bones will come apart. Also, be really careful when you pressure wash it so you don't blow out the delicate thingies in the nasal cavities.
I did that. Once. "She Who Must Be Obeyed" was not amused.
John MC. Are you still alive?
I know I would not be.
Soup is ready!
Wow! You are a brave man. My wife is easy going, but I know what lines not to cross...
Just a FYI for the future. I Just soaked my rack outside in a cooler then used a power washer. Very cool.
This is a funny thread! John, good luck on the new home purchase...
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Bruh, this can save your marriage for less than $40…
Hmmmm...... why does this song come to mind when i read this.......
She probably a little more understanding since it is our daughter's elk. But I have done several euros in the kitchen before she understanding and understands who she married.
I use the BBQ grill to simmer the big ones…..using a big canning pot or roaster filled with the skull or skull plate in water/Dawn dish detergent up to the antlers.
Yeah, that wouldn't fly in my house. Heck, I wouldn't even want to smell that crap. I'll stick with my turkey fryer outdoors.
The Coleman stove in the garage works just fine.
You just might be a redneck if ? :>))))
Hey it’s for your daughter. Anything goes
I did it once with a WT skull on the wood stove. I think we smelled it for about a week. I usually maceration, but it had to be done in short order so I could mount it for my son for Christmas.
I also would skin skunks in the basement, until I blew up a scent gland while pulling the tail bone. Wife not happy either time, lol.
Bake just soak those ivories in peroxide for a few minutes then scrape off the tissue with a knife. They come out clean.
No way I’d do that in my house.
My father used to carry his ivories around in his pocket, with a few coins for several weeks, after he removed and scraped them as clean as possible. No boiling or soaking involved. Tumbling around in his pocket with coins polished them right up with no color loss.
I’ve always simmered and scraped mine. Now I’ve have a nice collection of both his and mine. My father’s have retained more color than mine.
My old man was right.
I have exposed my wife to SO many different things when it comes to Critters other than the meat. She's an Angel.. One time I "thought" I wanted a Boar fully mounted (Real biggie that had charged me 6 times trying to kill me b/4 I arrowed him). Anyway, she comes in from the freezer (in the garage) & say's "well that was a surprise" how you gonna cook that ugly ass thing? THEN she say's "that WILL NOT EVER be in the house".. Only thing she put a stop too.
May want to get a family law attorney on retainer!!!
Goat head in the Hawaii timeshare rental was the worst boil I ever did. So glad I bugged out of there the following morning lol
Some rank amateurs on here…..Try buying a farm without conferring with her first!
t-roy, I never went that far. Finally learned my lesson after the third vehicle I bought with consulting. In hindsight, I will say that I do wish I had bought one particular piece of ground without her consent. Would’ve been worth the hell.
"Electric or gas hotplate outside or even in the garage can be helpful..."
Yep, that's what I do.
JTreeman nailed it. I did a bull moose with an aquarium heater sous vide technique and the meat, cartilage, basically all tissue just sluffed off after about 10 days. Power wash and whiten. Not the most pleasant process but better than simmering on the stove or cooker.
That's a bold move. I did this with a deer head...ONCE. Moved outside after that.
Whoa whoa John, sleep with one eye open, my wife is very understanding and I’ve done several euros but never in the house, yikes!
Got it done. Actually just put a second coat of Hydrin peroxide 40 crème on it. Had a couple yellow spots.
Survival of the fittest ? Maybe survival of the most fortunate ! Either way, congrats again to you and your daughter.
You ain’t done a euro until you’ve done a buffalo skull.
cnelk, I think that I know what you mean. If anyone on here does taxidermy, you haven't challenged yourself until you have mounted a full shoulder buffalo. John, hope that you are still in one piece. Badbull
Damn, I can smell that picture
Looks great. I’ve had good success with Kilz 3 primer for a topcoat on euros
Painting a euro is just covering up a bad job.
Well it’s settled then. Yours look better. :>)))
How do we know your wife didn't post this it divert suspicion?
I would share my pass word with her ;)
Fun story about get on to someone's phone, several years ago when I spent time on that other archery talk forum. I left my phone on a bench I was sitting at with some buddies to walk over to outhouse. My buddy Justin got on to said forum and started a thread from my account about how was at a 3D shoot and really need to poop and didn't know what do since I was in middle of tournament. I did not know until later.
Congratulations to your daughter John. Looks like it turned out nice.
I have a dilemma with my Saturday kill. An 18" kickstand prevents the use of my boiling pot!
It was probably my 18" kickstand that allow me to get away with boiling in house ;)
Find someone with beetles is probably your best bet.
"It was probably my 18" kickstand that allow me to get away with boiling in house ;)"
Last post was supposed to be a laughing face.
And yeah, he is with a beetle guy. I HATE paying for something as simple as a euro mount...
Fun thread JMC.
Congrats to your Daughter.
Good luck, Robb