Missouri teen turns locked buck antlers into European mount
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 18-year-old Andrew Roy and fellow youth angler 17-year-old Jacob Gray were fishing a bass tournament in Table Rock Lake when they spotted two motionless deer in the water in Kimberling City.
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 says it took him about a week to finish the European mount, where just the skulls and antlers are preserved.
Roy says he and his father have a business focusing on doing European mounts for deer hunters.