Taxidermy Mount?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by kcraider21, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. kcraider21

    kcraider21 New Member

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    Aug 17, 2005
    Belton, MO
    I'm going to my taxidermist's this weekend to pic out the form for my deer mount. I was just wondering if anybody had any suggestions or preferences they could share. Also, I am attaching an image of the deer to be mounted. He has kind of a unique "high rack". I was thinking possibly a full sneak with a lip curl.
     
  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I would imagine that 8 point will reply.. they sure do some nice work.

    Neat buck too.. congrats!

    BTW... howd the mount turn out that is in your avatar?
     

  3. kcraider21

    kcraider21 New Member

    504
    Aug 17, 2005
    Belton, MO
    I am really happy with it rat. I have a guy in central Mo, that does my mounts. He does a really good job on putting a lot of detail into them. Muscle tone wrinkles and that sort of stuff.
     
  4. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    I like the semi sneak poses best myself...
     
  5. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I guess I saw that mount on your other post. Is this the same one you are taking to the classic to get scored?

    BTW... I saw someone else mentioned that the line for getting your rack scored is pretty long in the morning.. you may want to wait till a little later in the day to get in line... you prolly already know this!
     
  6. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    I'm personally not a fan of the lip curl mounts. I think it's hard to make those with the flehmen look good.
    I think one of these days I'm going to have a wall pedistal done. It's a fairly new mount but I like the way it looks. I also like the corner mounts for something a little different.
    As for the pose, I like a bunch of different ones, all but the full sneak really. I like the half sneak mounts but never have been a fan of the full sneak or neck mounts. I'm sure whatever you choose will look good. The only thing that I really don't like in mounts is when they are made too defined and look like they're on steroids!
    I've actually got three to mount that I will probably be getting to either this weekend or next. I have a straight upright rut form for one and still need to order the other two, not sure what I'm gonna get either!
     
  7. kcraider21

    kcraider21 New Member

    504
    Aug 17, 2005
    Belton, MO
    no rat this one is at my taxidermist and I won't have the rack at the deer show. I wish I did so I could get it measured also.
     
  8. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Oh yea.. sorry.

    Your other post that says "what will he score".. is THAT the one in your avatar? Thats what I meant..sorry.
     
  9. 8 point

    8 point New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    SW MO
    Hi them tall racks look nice on a Pedestals mount hard right or left turn. Just my 2 cents. Nice looking buck .:cheers:
     
  10. mohunter32

    mohunter32 Senior Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Franklin Co, MO
    I know that you already have it at the taxidermist, but my favorite now, and if I ever get another buck, are the European mounts.
     
  11. stinkpickle

    stinkpickle New Member

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    Dec 7, 2004
    Lip curls often look fake, and I only like one out of every ten or twelve full sneaks I see. I think semi-sneaks look MUCH better. The key is to get an off-set shoulder like the Joe Meder mannakins. My choice for that rack would probably be a Joe Meder head-up off-set WITHOUT the flehmen mouthpiece.
     
  12. Lucky

    Lucky New Member

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    Nov 20, 2002
    Moberly,Mo
  13. winger

    winger New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    i had my last one done in a full sneak. have him bewteen two others, one looking left and one looking right. i like the full sneak mount really well.
     
  14. mrclean

    mrclean New Member

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    Nov 30, 2005
    Harrisburg
    Both times I've taken deer to the taxidermist, I've just let him do what he thinks is best - I've given him complete artistic license - and both times they came out great.
     
  15. shortmag

    shortmag New Member

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    Feb 22, 2006
    I personally think if you took the deer from this year and had a full left or right turn hanging beside the biggen in your avatar staring at him with ears partially laid back and neck really pronounced it would look awesome. Kinda I'm gonna kick your butt and take your women look.