• by Steve Sorensen | The Everyday Hunter®

A Throwback to America’s Old West

How many mounts do you have of the bucks you've harvested? Even if you have only one, you know it's an investment, and the only return on that investment is the pleasure you get from looking at it and telling the story. That's no small thing, but there's a way you can get that same pleasure at a much lower price.

Why not have a skull mount done? They were common 200 years ago, before the advent of modern taxidermy, so think of it as a blast from the past! This week's column in the Jamestown Gazette gives seven reasons why a skull mount (also called a "European" mount or a "Western" mount) might be a good idea.

It's a good D-I-Y project (you can find plenty of info on the Internet to tell you how to do it), or you can opt to take it to a taxidermist. So, here in the early part of archery season, it's not too early to make this decision. Unless I shoot the biggest buck of my life this year, another blast from the past is in my future.

CLICK HERE to read "A Throwback to America’s Old West" in the Jamestown Gazette.

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