All of Bare Bones Mounts European mounts are “beetled” using Dermestid beetles to remove the flesh from the bone, before being 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.
We are dedicated to building relationships with all customers. 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. We would love to work with you to find just the right plaque and finish to create a mount that you can be proud to show off for years to come.
European Skull Cleaning & Processing:
Prices include cleaning with Dermestid beetles, degreasing, whitening, and sealing. Plaque mounting is available at an additional cost.
(Many shapes and materials are available, as well as custom-built plaques, such as state shapes, etc.)
Mount to Standard Plaque (up to deer sized mount): $50
Mount to Special Order or Custom Plaque: Call
We offer many different options for producing exactly the trophy mount you desire, including camo dips, metalized skulls, and other specialty services. Please contact us for a quote if you are interested in one of these more exotic options.
Additional Charges and Fees:
All skulls must be maggot free! Maggots pose a huge threat to beetle colonies. Any skulls with maggots will be charged a $100 removal charge. All skulls & heads should be frozen for a minimum of 3 days prior to dropping off at our facility. Any heads not frozen for the minimum time will be charged a $25 Freezing fee.
Taxidermists! Make more money, while spending your time on the art of taxidermy, instead of skull-cleaning! We can help you promote European skull mounts in addition to your artistic work, completing all parts of the process from trimming to mounting on your behalf. From Boone & Crockett moose and elk, to small animals and birds, we can do it all!
At Bare Bones Mounts, we are devoted to building a relationship and a solid reputation throughout the taxidermy and game harvesting industry. For customers who do not take advantage of our skull cleaning service, we offer a referral bonus program. Taxidermists, guides, butchers, or game farms who send customers to us will receive discounts or referral bonuses for every customer they send. Call us today to discuss how we can work together to grow your business!
Other Wholesale Services:
- Dermestid Beetle Cleaning
- Custom Plaques
- Email Updates
- Taxidermy Referrals
- Web Links to Your Site
- Volume and Partial Processing Discounts Available