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A EUROPEAN MOUNT is an attractive and unusual way to display a trophy animal, and the technique can be used for just about any game animal, not just white-tailed deer. The use of Dermistid beetes is also the cleanest most efficient and safest way to prepare bear skulls. If you’re interested in having such a mount made or a bear skull cleaned for big game scoring purposes, check with any taxidermist. Eberly. Eberly explained that many taxidermists continue to do their own skulls, boiling the skulls and cutting and scraping the flesh away by hand. “One, it’s difficult, and two, scraping can cause damage,” said Eberly, explaining that “the beetles get all the flesh without causing damage.” A dedicated hunter, Eberly has hunted in Montana for years, taking elk with a bow and mule deer and antelope with his 7mm Remington Magnum. Twelve years ago a friend from Montana discussed the skull cleaning business and helped Eberly get started. It took a long time to master raising beetles. “Actually, I had to develop all new techniques to make this work,” said Eberly. “It was very demanding and took a lot of research and effort,” he added. When Eberly went full-time he had a large, modern, well designed building erected to house his business. “The odor is usually manageable; once in a while it might get bad,” Eberly said. His new building blends well with his lovely home on his 7-acre wooded parcel, surrounded totally by farmland. “It can smell, it’s difficult and a lot of people don’t care for the work,” said Eberly, “but it offers me opportunities I can’t have otherwise, so I’ve made the most of it.” I didn’t enjoy being near the eating beetles even long enough for photos. Prior to entering the darkened, climate controlled (warm) room for photos, Eberly told me, “Move quickly and get your photos, because as soon as the light goes on the beetles will stop eating and hide.” He was right about their reaction and I almost missed the shot. I looked at numerous finished skulls ready for shipping. Several European mounts were on plaques, hanging on walls, and were quite attractive. “These mounts are popular in the West and Southwest,” said Eberly. Jay Eberly finally has the time he always wanted to hunt, and his outstanding trophy room shows he is successful at it. He’s worked hard to achieve that. Unlike most of us, Eberly was able to line up several million helpers willing to work for nothing more than room and board. NOVEMBER 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
The Ghost of the Orchard
Deer Wrestlers
Hunting with Hounds
A Just Reward
Mixed Bag
Cheaper by the Dozen
The Ranger and the Grouse
The Thanksgiving Day Bear
Squirrels The Hard Way
National Police Shooting Championship
On the Road Again
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Ghost of the Orchard
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Deer Wrestlers
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Hunting with Hounds
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - A Just Reward
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Mixed Bag
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Cheaper by the Dozen
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Ranger and the Grouse
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Thanksgiving Day Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Squirrels The Hard Way
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - National Police Shooting Championship
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - On the Road Again
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 43
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Crossings
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