Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Home Grown Deer

I can just imagine what this could possibly look like to the non-outdoorsy hunter gatherer type....


I keep tryin' ta tell daddy that deer don't reproduce this way....

"It ain't gunna work Daddy!!! It just ain't!!!"


  1. Okay, I hunt deer, but I will admit: I have no idea what that is for :p

    I'm REALLY intrigued though!

  2. I think I know what its for..I may be wrong though. Does he have the head buried for the purpose of maybe mounting it later..after the earth does its decomposing process. I know several ppl that have done it this way. Dont know how long its gotta stay buried but when you take it out and clean it up, it is just the skeletal facial thingy..Lol We had one made of our sons 4pt. he killed.(Its called a European Mount) We took it to a taxidermy though. I wander if I am right?...Am I?
    Oh, I am a new follower ; )

  3. I was waiting for someone to ask!
    It is a technique used to clean the flesh off of the skull. The out come: a trophy head.

    When asked, we tell the neighbors we are trying to grow deer... with large glazed over eyes, they just politely nod. Its all in good fun. ;)

  4. Thumbs up, Trish! Correct! Thanks for joining too! :)

  5. Ohhh....okay that threw me for a loop. I thought it was just the antlers - not the whole head.

    Euro Mounts are neat!

  6. There are some beetles you can get that really hurry up the process. Their name escapes me right now, but taxidermists use them all the time. They will strip the meat from the bone in nothing flat, compared to just letting it decompose.

  7. Thanks Bob! Ill google it and see what I can find.