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Old 04-02-2008, 05:14 AM
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Hello,

I am moving across the country and need ideas on how to pack my two 10 point Whitetail deer mounts. Does anyone have advice for me?

Thanks!
Lee
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:46 AM
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Greetings and Welcome to the Club.
I think Mounts are the most fragile items to move so I would make mine comfortable right in the back seat of my vehicle.
I can't think of any other way to get them from A to B safely.

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Old 04-02-2008, 08:53 AM
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lots of bubble wrap and peanuts inside of a BIG box.or seatbelt it into the front seat and put the wife and kids in the box
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:37 AM
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lots of bubble wrap and peanuts inside of a BIG box.or seatbelt it into the front seat and put the wife and kids in the box
Haha, I like that one. Good idea.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:53 PM
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I was a taxidermist for 25+ years, and here is the BEST way I know how to ship trophy deer mounts: build a wooden box using 1/4 inch (at least) plywood or something of similar strength with an interior frame made from 1 by 2 inch strips (or something similar). Use screws to assemble - not nails. Then securely screw the mount to the inside of the box - run your screws through from the outside of the box into the backboard of the mount. You might also reinforce the area of the plywood side that the screws go through. Use three good long screws for this in a triangle pattern. Then put the top on the box and you're good to go. I have shipped deer, rams, goats and even elk heads all over the country like this and never had a problem. Using foam, pop corn or anything else is not a good idea as it breaks the hairs. The idea with the box is that the heads can not move inside the box and the box protects the heads from touching anything or vice versa. Also it is possible to put two deer heads in one box if you construct it right. Good luck with your move.

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Old 04-03-2008, 06:20 AM
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Great post OneHorse seen a special a month or so ago. It was about mounts being shipped back from South Africa and they used basically the same method. Don't pack stuff around it but prevent it from contacting anything by mounting inside of crate is definitely the best method.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:01 PM
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Welcome to the site. Hope you have a safe and happy journey across country. Great advice from Onehorse he knows his stuff.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:10 AM
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Welcome to the forum! Let us know how the journey went across the country.
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