CLEANING A DEER SKULL

George Wallace

I’m afraid not. Maggots feed on rotting meat so you will have to wait a fair while before they even start.

A friend in the Forestry Commission used to chuck the heads in the bushes in his garden and wait for Nature to do the rest but it stunk to high heaven and didn’t make a very good job of it.

Much better to do it right and there are a number of places to find advice on the best way.

You could try the internet or why not look in Lewis Potter’s excellent book, Deer Stalking and Management (Crowood Press) which describes exactly how to do it.

Will a bucket of maggots do the job of cleaning a deer skull