Welcome To Bare Bones Mounts!
We specialize in European skull mounts using Dermestid beetles for cleaning. These beetles remove every trace of flesh from your new trophy, while leaving even the most intricate bones intact. There is no better choice for skull cleaning, particularly when the skull will be used for trophy scoring, since our process does not degrade bone structure or shrink the size of the skull. Our methods maintain the natural strength of the bone, ensuring a beautiful skull mount that will last a lifetime.
After “beetling,” all Bare Bones Mounts are finished with an extensive degreasing and whitening process. Cleaned bones are saturated with a museum-grade preservative (Polyvinyl Butyral), which seals and protects the bones, leaving a clean matte finish.
Whether you are a hunter, taxidermist, guide, game farmer, artists, or museum, we are proud to offer the same top-quality cleaning and processing. Whether you have the smallest muskrat skull, or the largest Boone & Crockett moose, we want your trophy skull to be processed and finished exactly the way you want it. Whether you have a deer, bear, moose, or elk skull, or if you want us to process the animal bones for an entire skeleton, we can give you a mount you will be proud to display!
Recent Blog Posts
Taxidermists all over the country are in a constant battle with time. During hunting seasons, trophies come in the door every day and need to be prepped and preserved prior to decay. During these seasons, it is difficult to deal with the handful of customers [...]
Whether you are having your trophy shoulder mounted with the hide, or a skull mount, there are questions about the process that you should ask your taxidermist or processor. Taxidermy Preservation Issues: When you bring antlered game to your taxidermist, preservation is not an issue. [...]
“Look at the horns on that Whitetail.” “I have a great set of Elk horns.” “I’d love to have a set of antlers like the ones on that Kudu.” These are common phrases that we have all heard, and have probably been guilty of using [...]