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cleaning a bear skull.

Postby natvbearhntr » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:56 am

First I boil the skull for about 2 hours. Maybe 3.

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Then I cut off as much of the meat as I can get off. After that I pressure wash the skull. It's very messing, especially when you blast inside the brain stem hole, but as you can see from the pictures it turns out very clean.

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I do have all the teeth to put back in. They were really loose after boiling the head so I took them out to be sure I didn't lose them.

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Re: cleaning a bear skull.

Postby Uncle Lou » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:48 pm

That's pretty cool. I have heard of pressure washing, but never did it. I just dug up last years buck that I buried, and it is still a little messy, so wondering what to do.

I sat my bear skull in the lake in 07, as when I got it back from taxi it was frozen but July and it started to stink in the back of the truck. So I stuck it in the lake. I came back from a short boat ride and it was gone. Figured a snapper drug it off. Everytime I dock I still look for it, and that was 10 years ago. Guess I should have made the mess with a pressure wash.
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Re: cleaning a bear skull.

Postby natvbearhntr » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:49 pm

yeah sounds like a little faster process pressure washing!! lol. I'll start bleaching it later this afternoon.
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Re: cleaning a bear skull.

Postby Edcyclopedia » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:51 am

Excellent - gonna be a conversation piece for sure!
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