Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Teen Turns Locked Buck Antlers into European Mount

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Teen Turns Locked Buck Antlers into European Mount

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KIMBERLING CITY, MO. * Two tangled bucks that drowned in a Missouri lake last month have been memorialized in a teenager's European mount of their two skulls and antlers locked together.

Andrew Roy, 18, and fellow youth angler Jacob Gray, 17, were fishing a bass tournament in Table Rock Lake when they spotted two motionless deer in the water in Kimberling City, the Springfield News-Leader reported .

The teens found the 11-pointer and 8-pointer bucks had apparently been fighting on shore and somehow drowned when they landed in the lake.

Roy received a permit from the conservation department to keep the heads. He said it took him about a week to finish the European mount, in which just the skulls and antlers are preserved.

"They turned out well and they're still interlocked they never came apart during the whole boiling process," Roy said. …

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