Skull Hooker Little Hooker European Deer Skull Mount Review

Skull Hooker Little Hooker European Deer Skull Mount Review We do a bit of deer hunting here at Gear Report. So, when we had the opportunity to review the Skull […]

Skull Hooker Little Hooker European Deer Skull Mount Review

Skull Hooker Little Hooker European deer mountWe do a bit of deer hunting here at Gear Report. So, when we had the opportunity to review the Skull Hooker Little Hooker mount (Amazon link), of course we jumped on it.  I mean… seriously… who can say no to a Little Hooker?

Only one problem… turns out the skull we planned to mount was already spoken for. No worries, we reached out to the Gear Report Nation and quickly found exactly what we needed.  Our very own Josejuan coordinated a suitable deer skull and got some great pictures showing just how simple and elegant the Skull Hooker Little Hooker mount really is.
By the way, this is the LITTLE Hooker. If you need a European Skull mount for Elk, Moose, Caribou, Brown Bear, Bison, or other large game species, you probably want the Skull Hooker Big Hooker (Amazon link).

How Skull Hooker describes the Little Hooker mount

Skull Hooker Little Hooker Review - what is an aoudad?

This is an aoudad, in case you were wondering

From https://www.skullhooker.com/product/little-hooker/

“The Skull Hooker Little Hooker will maximize the look of your European mount by having the ability to adjust angles. The prongs adjust your trophy up and down while the arm adjusts side to side. The Little Hooker skull hanger is designed specifically for small to mid-sized skulls including, all deer species, hogs, aoudad

, alligator, black bear, cats, antelope and exotic medium game such as gazelle, impala and many more trophy game species worldwide with a large deer sized skull or smaller.

This would include all north American and African species of deer and antelope, wart hogs, smaller domestic sheep, black bear, cougar and a host of other smaller international game.

*The Skull Hooker prong fits naturally into the back of the skull, which cannot be cut or altered around the natural hole or cervical joint at the back of the skull.”

Skull Hooker Little Hooker European Mount Review- box infoFirst Impressions

The Skull Hooker Little Hooker mount is pretty simple. It is a nicely finished, decorative steel plate that is affixed to the wall via 2 screws (included), a pivoting steel “neck” (I made up that term, not Skull Hooker), and a prong set that inserts into a natural cavity on the back of the skull to hold the skull. The Little Hooker mount isn’t what I would call “artsy”, but the decorative cutouts in the base and neck portion of the mount give enough design flare to distinguish it from a plain piece of steel. The Little Hooker skull mount is painted in a durable flat black crinkle finish.

Drew, our Guest Reviewer, saves the day!

Skull Hooker Little Hooker European Mount Review - side prongsHere is what Drew Vaughn, the owner of the deer skull we used to review the Skull Hooker Little Hooker mount, had to say in answer to a few questions:

  • How hard was it to get the skull mounted on the Little Hooker mount?
    • It consisted of just mounting the back plate to the wall and the hook that holds the skull hangs into that.  Very simple and shows off the mount nicely.
  • How securely does the Skull Hooker mount hold the skull? 
    • The connection made by the Skull Hooker to the skull is clever in that it utilizes the hole in the back of the skull to securely hold the mount.  Awesome design!
  • Would you buy another Skull Hooker Little Hooker mount?
    • Yes, definitely!

Skull Hooker Little Hooker European Mount Review - front quarteringOverall

If you are a fan of the bare skull “European” mounting style that has grown in popularity in recent years, then the Skull Hooker Little Hooker mount might be for you. We appreciate the simple elegance and durability of the design and feel very comfortable mounting a prized trophy skull, knowing that it will be safe and secure.

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Not sure how they could make this better. The Skull Hooker Little Hooker European skull mount is priced fairly, very durable and it looks darn good.

 

Gallery of Skull Hooker Little Hooker mount images

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Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits.

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