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I arrowed this Illinois buck on November 9, 2015. He was trailing a doe that afternoon and she led him straight to me. Rough scored him at 165 3/8' and my best archery buck to date.

November 23, 2015 at 8:28am

I got this Bad Boy in the shop last week. He is macerating for a skull mount right now!

May 14, 2009 at 7:46am

I thought I would share a few more skulls that I completed this season. All these Bucks were killed in Central Louisiana. The buck in the first pictures scored 146".

May 01, 2009 at 7:00am

I just finished mounting this Boar skull this week. I have been degreasing this ugly sucker since February and finally got it! He has some of the biggest "cutters" I have seen on a hog.

April 29, 2009 at 9:53am

I killed this buck on Christmas day and just completed the skull mount. First time using driftwood as a pedestal and I love it.

February 13, 2008 at 6:05pm

Just thought I would share a couple of bucks taken around Christmas. My 8pt was in Central La and the other is my father in laws, killed around Natchez, MS.

January 12, 2008 at 12:22pm

A few skulls. Conad Gris, the middle pic is an example of the pans and how I degrease and whiten while keeping the antlers out of the liquid.

October 10, 2007 at 10:56am

This is the entrance and exit wounds from a doe I killed yesterday.

The Wasp Jakhammer SST did the trick. 100grains from 10 yards

October 04, 2007 at 11:26am

My Bayou Bengal arrows are complete! What do you think?

Come on October 1st!

July 17, 2007 at 5:54pm

I just ordered a dozen Gold Tip 5575 shafts and I am waiting for their arrival. I have a friend of mine that will build them. He is building some for a buddy of mine in Illinois now and this is a pic of some of his handy work. My arrows will sport the PURPLE AND GOLD of the FIGHTING LSU TIGERS!! What do you think of the color scheme? Should be very visible on a complete pass through come October.

June 30, 2007 at 2:24pm

A friend of mine from Arkansas posted these on another site and I thought that I would share with 'yall. The pics were taken in Northern Arkansas. Looks like this old girl has her hands full.

June 19, 2007 at 4:18pm

I just picked this buck up from the taxidermist yesterday. He was killed on October 2 last year and was mounted by Harry Vermealen Taxidermy in Pineville. It will take some getting used to because when I look at a shoulder mount I think huge neck and winter coat. This fellow was killed so early in the season he didnt have a chance to develope either. I think it turned out great and thanks again Harry.

June 02, 2007 at 1:20pm

These were killed last year by my FIL and MIL just south of Natchez on the Mississippi River.

May 27, 2007 at 1:33pm

This is a deer that suprised me one morning in Dec and I quickly got a shot off before he left. Believe it or not, I was shooting the deer broadsided and clipped a limb and shot the entire left side of his main beam off. I saw the buck kick and thought I had killed him but found the antler under a palmetto and dug the bullet out of the ground. I had several shots on this deer with a gun and bow in January but passed. My buddy ended up taking him out in late January and this is the skull mount that I did to hang in our camp.

May 02, 2007 at 10:15pm

A friend told me about this bird killed over in Texas with a 22.5" beard. Check him out.

April 15, 2007 at 6:51pm

This one was killed off our place this year after the guy had found the shed in the spring. Well, he took care of business this winter and wanted to include the shed with the skull mount. I twisted and tweaked it a thousand different ways but due to balance, this is what I came up with. He will sit it on his coffee table.

January 28, 2007 at 9:15pm

My Father in law caught this big boy chasing a doe about 8:30 this morning on the Mississippi River right outside of Natchez.

January 01, 2007 at 8:15pm

This 9 point was killed on our place by a buddy of mine on Tuesday. The deer was 230 lbs. He had a neck shot and that was it. He shot the deer in the throat patch with a 300 short mag and the deer still ran 150 yards!!!

December 22, 2006 at 11:54am

I finished a couple more tonight. These were killed by the same guy and will be a Christmas present for the upcoming week by his Dad. He still thinks that they are in the freezer, LOL.

December 14, 2006 at 8:03pm

Here is the result of opening day of dog season. The beagles struck this 9 point as soon as they hit the ground this morning and in about 30 minutes he was done. 9 point about 16in wide and about 240lbs.

December 09, 2006 at 4:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Illinois Buck in response to a report titled: Illinois Buck

Another view

November 23, 2015 at 8:29am
A comment titled: JT's Skullworks in response to a report titled: european skull mount

JT's Skullworks
Jonesville, La

October 21, 2010 at 11:07am
A comment titled: Thunderhead in response to a report titled: Broadheads???

The Thunderhead has been re-vamped for this season with off-set serrated blades!

The Thunderhead Edge is leaving some awesome holes and bloodtrails!

August 06, 2010 at 9:17am
A comment titled: BloodRunner in response to a report titled: BloodRunner VS. Rage

Check out these videos of the BloodRunner in action. The hogs are shot with the 2-blade and all other videos are of the 3-blade BloodRunner.

The only difference in the ferrules from last year to this year is the spring tension is a bit stiffer on the 2-blade vs. the 3 ... and the ferrule is more streamlined due to only being a 2-blade head. Last year my father in law started the season in Colorado in September on an elk hunt. The elk was shot at 18 yards in the brisket and exited the last rib. The elk only ran about 35 yards. That same arrow and broadhead was brought back to Louisiana and after sharpening and applying a small drop of oil on the 'plunger' was used to kill a doe in October.

I shot a doe in Illinois last year with the 3-blade as she was quartering to me slightly. The Broadhead entered behind her shoulder and lodged in her back hambone......she ran about 60 yards. The BH was still in tact with slight damage to the blades. The ferrule was undamaged.

August 05, 2010 at 9:46am
A comment titled: Degreasing in response to a report titled: Hog Mounts

Plaisance, I learned two years ago that maceration was the way to go. A lot nastier but less destructive to the bone and a lot less time consuming. I have up to 20 skulls macerating at one time and can do something else (regular job) while the bacteria do the work for me.

I have actually had to re-do some of my own work. Just when you think you have all the grease out then a couple of months down the road here comes a couple of nasty spots!

May 20, 2009 at 8:38am
A comment titled: Degrease in response to a report titled: Hog Mounts

Not trying to be a "know it all" guys but it will look GREAT at first but will begin to turn yellow in just a few weeks or months. You have to degrease! Hogs and Bears are the worst when it comes to grease.

Clorox will also "yellow" the bone and make it brittle. Use Peroxide and Basic White.

May 15, 2009 at 6:18pm
A comment titled: Nice Tusks in response to a report titled: Lil Boar

If you have any questions, I would be glad to walk you thru it. Just let me know.

May 13, 2009 at 10:19am
A comment titled: driftwood in response to a report titled: A few skulls from this season

The driftwood is tumbled red cedar.

May 01, 2009 at 8:06am
A comment titled: Nasal missing in response to a report titled: A few skulls from this season

The big deer was shot during the middle of January and found during the middle of February. He was shot quartering away with his head down and the bullet entered his bottom jaw.......that is the reason it is missing.

May 01, 2009 at 7:44am
A comment titled: LOL in response to a report titled: Boar Hog

LOL! I have an excellent Mother in law so I have to be nice!

The tusks were 7 1/4"

April 29, 2009 at 8:51pm
A comment titled: Nice Buck in response to a report titled: zenor's plantation buck

Fine deer that Ben killed! Keep em coming 'ol boy!

March 20, 2009 at 8:29pm
A comment titled: Thanks 'yall in response to a report titled: Christmas Buck

I charge $60 for just the skull, $80 with a plaque and the driftwood would be $100.

February 13, 2008 at 10:36pm
A comment titled: Concordia in response to a report titled: Christmas Buck

I am in Concordia Parish. I make my own plaques for customers but figured I would try this. I like it a lot better! I opened a JT's Skullworks and have been very busy. It is just another way to get involved with hunting after the season and make a little extra money.

February 13, 2008 at 6:34pm
A comment titled: A little better in response to a report titled: NATCHEZ MONSTER BUCK

I will say he is a little better than 150 and go in the low 160's.

Lets see 19.5 inside, 5" G'1s, 12.5 G2's, 10 G3's and 26" main beams. That puts him at 126.5" before circumferences. Fine Deer!

The old Mississippi River produces some fine deer, doesnt it?

January 23, 2008 at 4:32pm
A comment titled: Yep in response to a report titled: A couple of bucks

I took about 10 different pics at various angles. That should last me another 7 or 8 years or pic posting.

January 18, 2008 at 8:23am
A comment titled: Skull mounting in response to a report titled: Skull Mount

There are two methods 1. simmer or 2. macerate.

Macerating is the easiest if you have the stomach for it and results in less damage to the bone. Just cut the hide off the head and as much meat as you can. Put it in a bucket and cover with water up to the burr of the antlers (do not let the antlers sit in the water or it will stain them). I usually pour half a beer in there to help speed up the bacteria growth. Change the water about every 3 days. Do not dump all the water (save about 1/4 of it) or you will loose your bacteria growth. After about two weeks you can pull it out and use a knife and pliers to pull the meat off the skull (very, very nasty). Then take a water hose and spray the brain cavity out and wash the skull.

Method 2 is "simmering". I use an old crawfish pot. Put the head in the pot and fill with water up to the antlers with some Dawn dishwashing detergent. The dawn will keep the smell downa and cut the grease. Simmer, DO NOT BOIL for about 45 minutes, cut as much meat off and repeat as necessary. Once you get the meat off spray it down with a water hose and wash out the brain cavity.

Once the skull is clean then you will want to degrease it. This, in my opinion, is the most important step. You can buy pure Ammonia at Wal-mart. Mix about half a jug with water and soak the skull in it for about 2 days. You will see the fat start collecting on the top of the water. Do this about 3 times. This shortens the whitening process and helps the skull become WHITE without the grease spots leaching through.

Next is bleaching. I use the 30% peroxide from Sally's Beauty Supply. DO NOT USE BLEACH! It will deteriorate the bone faster than normal and make it flake. Use straight peroxide and soak it in a pan up to the antlers. You can put paper towels on the top of the skull to wick the peroxide up there. Use gloves cause this stuff will burn your hands. I usually soak in peroxide for about 24-36 hours. Place a white towel in the sun and set the skull on it and let the sun finish whitening it for a few days.

I will post pics in another thread of some that I did last year. The main thing is to keep the ammonia, peroxide and if you macerate, the nasty water off the horns.

I have to stop giving away my secrets or I will be out of business, LOL!

October 10, 2007 at 10:48am
A comment titled: I believe it! in response to a report titled: Slow bow season start

I have hunted Mon, Tues, Wed mornings and Wed and Friday evenings and the deer have been scarce. I have seen 3 deer from the stand on all of those hunts. I killed a doe and missed a "Smasher" Wed evening. The shot was at dark and I hit a freaking limb! I am feeding corn and they are eating it as fast as I can put it out, just doing it at night.

October 06, 2007 at 1:34pm
A comment titled: deer movement in response to a report titled: 0-1

Doesnt seem to be a lot of movement in the AM. The deer seem to be feeding early in the evening and into the night. I saw one buck this morning just slipping thru but no shot.

October 02, 2007 at 2:26pm
A comment titled: Yep in response to a report titled: 55 gallon drum

Yep, it will hold almost 7 sacks of corn. What kind of prices are 'yall seeing? I saw some at a convenience store the other day for $7.49/50# sack. The deer will be rationed on my place this year if that is the price.

August 05, 2007 at 6:49pm
A comment titled: Snyper in response to a report titled: Arrows are done!

That is just a dot of purple paint. I shoot a drop away so I really didnt have much need for the cockfeather but it is there. He did a great job.

July 18, 2007 at 6:56pm
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