Mount Your Own Trophy


Whether size, space, or cost keeps you from giving your latest trophy the full treatment, you can still do something special with the rack that will look good and, when seen through your living room window with a little uplighting, scare any potential intruders away from your home forever. Outdoor Life‘s Mark Kayser explains three ways to make your own European mount.

diyeuromount Photo by Nick Ferrari

Some trophies just don’t deserve a trip to the taxidermist for a shoulder mount, yet they don’t deserve to be tacked to the tool shed, either. European skull mounts are the answer, and it’s a cinch to produce a classy mount in a single day.

Photos: Grand Canyon Wildlife Taxidermy (top); Nick Ferrari (above)

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.