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!

Deer Skull Mount

Turkey Skull Mount

Bear Skull Mount

Moose Skull Mount

At Bare Bones Mounts, your trophy skull mount or animal skeleton is all that matters.

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Largest “perfect” deer shot in the state in 2014. It gross scored 162 & 6/8. Photo by Tim Pelotte

Second largest Crocodile on record

Recent Blog Posts

Work Now, for Trophy Whitetail Mounts Next Season

Deer seasons are wrapping up, and now we all go through withdrawal. Some of us wake up hours before the sun does and wish we were piling on warm clothes and headed for our favorite spot only to roll over in bed and watch the

Antlers vs. Horns (Part 2): Why Does it Matter?

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.

Antlers vs. Horns (Part 1): What’s the difference?

“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