Shot a great Texas buck yesterday. We put the skinned skull in the pot and boiled it for 10 hours (note the water line in the pot, you have to add water every couple of hours). Then we removed the skull and used a power washer to blow away all the loose meat from the skull, eye sockets and face bones (took maybe 45 seconds). Presto, look at the skull mount in the picture below.
You can bleach the skull later if you want too, but I usually just leave it like this (below picture). I prefer my skulls rough with character, with no wood plaque. This poor man’s Euro looks great leaning on a desk or table, or in a corner.