Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cutting off the horns

With the meat taken care of, we next removed the antlers for hanging in the shop.

The best tool for this is a sawzall with a 9" blade.

This might be alittle gross - so be warned...

The first step is to cut through the hide at the base of the antlers to get to the bone - this ensures the sawz-all makes a straight cut.

We like to cut through the top of the skull - almost like a european mount, but lighter and smaller.

On this one we cut just below the eyes.

Quick and easy.

The only remaining work is to skin the skull.

Now with it skinned, we'll boil it when we get home to remove any remaining "meat".