North American Hunter’s hunting.scout.com Review of Skull Hooker Products

Dave Maas, Senior Managing Editor for North American Hunter and hunting.scout.com, reviews Skull Hooker products.


When compared to head-and-shoulder taxidermy, European mounts are far less money. But what’s the best way to display these skulls?

My wife is an avid hunter, and like me, she enjoys having taxidermy on display throughout our home. We have “his” and “her” head-and-shoulder mounts of whitetails, several bear rugs, a life-size coyote (she called it in with her voice then shot it with a bow), a wood duck (she shot it when she was 12) and several European mounts, including multiple whitetails, a pronghorn and a heavy-horned aoudad.

Lately we’ve been displaying European mounts with a product called SkullHooker. Never heard of it?

SkullHooker is a fully adjustable and sturdy European skull mounting bracket that showcases your trophy game animal in a stylish and realistic way. The brackets are available in two different sizes and colors to accommodate a variety of species’ horns or antlers. And this is the best part: You don’t have to drill holes in the trophy’s skull because a “hook” on the bracket (below) is designed to slip into the holes/crevices in the back of all animal skulls.

If you have racks from bucks or bulls hanging in your garage attic and gathering dust, you should check out the new Bone Bracket from the same company. It’s fully adjustable and provides a secure way to properly hang skull-capped trophies (below) in an upright and natural position.