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Animal brains
« on: September 03, 2017, 11:42:00 pm »
Does anyone have a clever stratrgy for getting past the skull of the animal to its brain? What tools do you use?

I am right now looking at fish but in the future perhaps larger game

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Re: Animal brains
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 11:57:52 pm »
I just chisel out a round circle at the top of the skull and scoop out the brains with a spoon.
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Re: Animal brains
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 08:29:42 pm »
For larger animals like deer and sheep, I've had good luck using a hatched head to split the skull starting from the nose. This allows me to extract the brain whole if the split goes well. But Derek's method is probably easier.
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Re: Animal brains
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 01:41:39 am »
On larger harder headed Rams with Horns, I have split the skull from underneath, and scoped out the brains through the sinus cavity area. 
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