Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by KChunter, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. KChunter

    KChunter Senior Member

    Finally figured out how to attach pics - I'm a little slow.
    This is my first Kansas bird of 2006. 91/2" beard, 1" spurs, don't know weight for sure, but he felt in the 20-22 lb range. Second pic is my second 2006 bird, shot a couple hours after the first. He's a jake, but came in struttin and gobblin just before a storm. Had to drop him.

  2. KChunter

    KChunter Senior Member

    and just for practice with the picture attaching, I thought I'd share some of my mounts:
  3. KChunter

    KChunter Senior Member

  4. buckbuster14

    buckbuster14 New Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Moberly, Missouri
    can i ask you were you went to taxidermy school at?
  5. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    For cryin' out loud! You should've prepared us for that showing! :eek:

    Nice deer and turks! Especially that one big ol' bruiser buck! What's the story on him?! :eek:

  6. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    Well glad that you got the pics figured out! Sorry I could be of no more help than I was.

    Very impressive collection there! Thanks for sharing! Oh and nice bird too!
  7. KChunter

    KChunter Senior Member

    I wish I could take credit for the taxidermy - but I had most of it done by a guy in Independence (don't think I should post his name, but if you're local to Indep, Mo, U2U and I'll let you know).

    As far as the bruiser buck - I take it your talking about the big 8 point that the taxidermist put on a cow elk body (I wish he wouldn't of, just doesn't look right). Well, my dad killed that one during rifle season 3 or 4 years ago. Another guy hunting on our land had stuck him during bow season, only wounding him. He had a nice scar but was in perfect health come rifle season. I'd hate to be him. Those other bucks are pretty nice, but he kind of dwarfs them.
  8. winger

    winger Active Member

    Oct 24, 2003
  9. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    KChunter, awesome collection!! Where'd you hunt in Kansas? I noticed you shot Rios.:cheers::cheers::cheers:

  10. KChunter

    KChunter Senior Member


    I was wondering about that, they seemed to have a different coloration that my Missouri easterns. How do you tell? Nemaha Co. by the way.
  11. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    KChunter, the tips of the fan are light cream color and the upper band of the fan is the same way. Also the entire fan is lighter brown than an Eastern. I'm trying to keep track of Rios in Kansas as they are making their way slowly eastward and will probably one day at least be in SW Missouri. You can see the differenc emuch better in the second bird you took bcause the light is better on the fan. I've also seen Rios taken in Washington county and down south in Anderson county. They are coming this way.

  12. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
  13. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Now those are some awesome mounts, ect!
    And acouple of gobblers to boot!
  14. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Very nice indeed!!
  15. Whitemarsh

    Whitemarsh New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Greene Co.
    Nice pair of birds and a very impressive collection. Congrats
  16. caf4

    caf4 Active Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    St. Charles, MO
    Excellent Room!