Types of Taxidermy Mounts
European mount: Also called skull mount is known to be an easy, cost-effective method to display. The mount features only the skull and horns or antlers and earned the name of European Mount due to its popularity in Europe as keeping skin and hair on the mount can be very expensive.
Shoulder mount: Shoulder mounts for deer are the most popular mount in the U.S. This mount features the animal’s head and skin down to the sternum. A shoulder mount allows hunters to display the animal in a way that depicts the beauty and expression of the animal as it was in nature. Life-Size Mounts: These mounts look majestic and natural in many spaces. This is the hardest and time-consuming type of mount to create, but is great for creating a lifelike scene. This is achieved through a combination of pose manipulation and type of base.
Caring for Taxidermy Mounts
The first step in taking care of taxidermy deer mounts is to ensure it is not subjected to extreme heat or direct sun. Both of these conditions will ensure that the coat and antlers colors fade and will not look natural.
Hair: Use a compressed air cleaner or brush to gently remove surface dust. Another step would be to use a slightly damp cloth and brush the hair with the hairs to get rid of any excess dust.
Eyes: The easiest way to clean the eyes is to spray a glass cleaner on a q-tip and clean the whole eye. After the eye is cleaned, use a disposable towel to remove any excess cleaner.
Nose: The nose can begin to crack or dull if it isn’t cared for properly. Use the same compressed air tool to remove any dust from the nose and nostrils. Ensure to apply it gently as to not disturb the look of the nose. If desired, you can add petroleum jelly to ensure moisture and maintain a slightly shiny or moist look.
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