Skull Hooker European Skull Mount Review

By Justin ZarrJanuary 18, 20166 Comments

The older I get the more I appreciate a good European skull mount.  My man cave, which has unfortunately been taken over primarily by kids toys these days, holds 3 European mounts of animals I’ve harvested over the years; two whitetail skulls and a pronghorn antelope that I killed on my first trip to hunt West of the Mississippi [Watch hunt].  All three mounts were set on expertly crafted wood plaques that, while they look nice, take up a lot of space.  A few years back when I first saw the Skull Hooker product I was intrigued, but it wasn’t until just recently when I came to appreciate the compact design and adjustability of this little wonder.

The Skull Hooker isn’t an overly complicated product, which is part of what makes it so great.

Skull Hooker installation – Step by Step.

For purposes of hanging my pronghorn skull I opted to go with the "Little Hooker" product. There is a larger size available for animals including elk, moose and other big game.

For purposes of hanging my pronghorn skull I opted to go with the “Little Hooker” product. There is a larger size available for animals including elk, moose and other big game.

There isn't much to the Skull Hooker. A mounting plaque, adjustment bracket, hook, and a few screws. Simple, quick and easy.

There isn’t much to the Skull Hooker. A mounting plaque, adjustment bracket, hook, and a few screws. Simple, quick and easy.

Step 1- mount the plaque on the wall. Make sure you have a stud finder handy for this part. You don't want your skull falling off the wall! Been there, done that, and it's not pretty.

Step 1- mount the plaque on the wall. Make sure you have a stud finder handy for this part. You don’t want your skull falling off the wall! Been there, done that, and it’s not pretty.

The genius part of this mount are the two hooks that catch on the sides of the hole where the main prong enters the skull. I always wondered how this thing worked. Now I know.

The genius part of this mount are the two hooks that catch on the sides of the hole where the main prong enters the skull. I always wondered how this thing worked. Now I know.

The mounting bracket swivels from side to side to accommodate whatever look you're going for.

The mounting bracket swivels from side to side to accommodate whatever look you’re going for.

The final product. Not bad if I do say so myself!

The final product. Not bad if I do say so myself!

So there you have it – as much of an in-depth look at the Skull Hooker as I can give you.  If you have any European skull mounts looking for a new home check these little guys out.  I was able to mount my skull, take these photos and write this blog all while my kids were napping.  Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

Justin Zarr
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Justin has been bowhunting for more than 25 years, harvesting a number of P&Y whitetails in his home state of Illinois during that time.  He co-hosts the popular bowhunting show 'Bowhunt or Die' and is a frequent guest on numerous hunting podcast.  Justin lives in the NW suburbs of Chicago with his wife and 3 children.
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