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2013 Jake Turkey Fan Mount

Here is my turkey fan tail mount from this year.  It was my first jake.  I was impressed with how it turned out, especially after the turkey's last ask was taking a bath in a creek after I shot it.  

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nice!

looks good! congrats

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Thanks!

Thanks!

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NIce dispaly, I killed a jake

NIce dispaly,

I killed a jake last year but didn't even think about doing anything with it as it wasn't the big tom I was looking for.

Wish I had now.

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Thanks!  You should have done

Thanks!  You should have done something with your jake as well.  That plaque only cost ~$6 + shipping.  Also, even though it was only a jake, I busted my butt to get this turkey.  He looks little on the wall next to my 3 toms, but I am still proud of it.  

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Nice Job!

That is a nice looking job you did with his tail.  What did you use to secure the tail to the back of the plaque?  I have a nice Tom's tail, beard, and feet I want to do the same thing with.

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Thanks! I really like the

Thanks! I really like the turkey fan mounting kits from Van Dykes, so I did purchase a generic tail fan mounting kit. However, I did not like the panel that came with it, so I purchased that panel separately. I have attached a picture of the back of this mount. The kits that I bought for my toms had a wood panel for backing.

If you find yourself thinking about the project too much, just buy a kit. Otherwise, you could probably just use some scrap wood or simply pin it in place. Share your pics when you decide what you are doing!

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Okay - looks well mounted

Okay - looks well mounted too! I will check out Van Dykes foor a kit as my tail, beard, and spurs are just sitting on a shelf. Thanks!

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Looks good

nice work on the mount...and the hunt!

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Looks good

nice work on the mount...and the hunt!

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Thanks!

BoneCollector wrote:
nice work on the mount...and the hunt!

Thanks!

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