dear got her deer back from the taxidermist

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  1. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Active Member

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    my cousin has a shop and did the work. I thought it turned out very nice. he does very detailed work. as you can tell my wife was pleased.

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  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice taxidermy and she does look happy. Congrats.
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    Very nice looking FW, the deer head is not bad either!
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    Nice buck. I doubt mine would let me get one mounted. I didnt give her a chance to tell me no on my bear rug, but I dont think I would be that lucky on a mount.
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    Thtas a NICE buck and some very nice taxidermy work, FW!
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    19-20" spread?
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    very nice! great deer! glad to see some people's shoulder mounts turn out great. my buddy got his first buck last season and had it mounted. the guy butchered it. the deer was actually cross-eyed hanging on the wall.
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    I would have to dig out the score sheet, but I think that is on the money. I remember 19 and 6/8 on the inside measurement and 21 something on the outside. Not the biggest ever but he has awesome color and with the little down tine and nobby base mass I felt he was worthy of the wall.

    It was from a cool hunt on the family farm too. never got to set down. walked over the levee and shot a doe 70 yards off and while I was field dressing the doe this buck walked up a trail were my wife was hunting and she popped him. Kind of had a take a number for deer pickup that day.
  10. fleetwood1976

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    my cousin is an artist, he puts tiny drops of laquer on the wiskers by the nose to look like he's still breathing on a cold november morning. he has the veins on top of the nose raised up like he getting ready to snort. he is a true artist.
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    Mighty fine, congrats!
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    Hey if you dont mind me asking how much was the work? I know taxidermy is expensive depending on each animal. Im thinking of putting some hogs and javelina on my wall. Just to stare at when I go to bed :D :D :D
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    For sure he's worthy to be... on the wall!

    Nice story of the hunt and that's one fine looking beast!
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    Very nice mount. Some real mass in the bases and I like that small drop tine. She should be very proud of that trophy.
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    He is $325 for a shoulder mount like this. I'm a tight wad so I figured I would only mount one that was worthy of a field and Stream cover story. I called my cousin describing it and he was kind of giving me the ole "it's not the size that matters, its preserving the memory of the hunt." So we get down there and he's like "dang, thats a nice deer. Heck yeah thats worth mounting."
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