Our genuine love and appreciation for these magnificent creatures is further displayed by finishing their horns & skulls for collectors. We use a natural burial process (which takes much longer in the winter!), then bathe them in a hydrogen peroxide bath, followed by sun-bleaching. Oftentimes the skulls retain a "rustic" look due to the high iron content in Tennessee's natural red dirt. The horns are removed, their interiors scalded (removing any organic material) then re-secured to the skull. As requested, the horns are coated with a polyurethane finish for a sheen that brings out the horns natural colors and patterns. We also wrap with decorative rope or burlap for a more finished look. Occasionally, nature interferes with our process and we are unable to finish according to plan, which results in "scrap" bone and horn material. Some collectors and artisans use these for other projects.
You can follow our son Sean on Facebook for current available inventory or to schedule a visit to pick out your unique western icon. Sean has adapted processes and learned more about taxidermy that he ever imagined! Coming from a city-boy background, we're impressed with his desire and his willingness to literally "be in the trenches". Sean's Skull Shop
"For every beast in the forest is mine and the cattle upon a thousand hills." Psalm 50:10