I've got a sort of self inflicted problem. I shot two pretty good bucks last year, one gun, one bow, and as I have too many full mounts and definitely don't need any more, I simply cut the antlers from the skull. Temporarily hung them up in my shop. I got busy and never got around to removing the hide, muscle, fat etc. from the skull cap, and now, almost a year later I tried to pry his mummified/ freeze dried material from the skull cap.
Absolutely couldn't do it with knives, even sharpened wood chisels! That stuff can't even be cut with a sharp heavy knife! Like cutting hardened plastic.
Wondering if anyone has ideas how to get this stuff off. I guess I could soak it, but there's so much fat in it I'm not sure any water would even penetrate it. Maybe try boil it off like a European mount? Maybe wait till after this season and try to do them all at once, assuming I can shoot straight two years in a row! LOL
Any ideas are sure appreciated! The moral of this story is don't procrastinate - wouldn't have taken 20 minutes to do it a year ago.