CaVermonster, you stole my line..... all I can say is WOW!! Fantastic room with spectacular mounts. I guess I don't want to show any of my puny little room now. There are a lifetime of memories in that room. Non hunters just don't understand how much enjoyment we get out of sitting in a room like that and reflecting on great hunts with great friends.
I have been waiting to see this from you and a big thank you ! I have seen some of your stuff on here and on other forums and I knew you had a wonderful collection. Sometimes it is tough to get people to share there stuff either because they do not believe it is big enough to share or they only have one or two.
I am proud of every animal I have ever taken from a spike to a monster and have no problem sharing any of them. I just like seeing peoples critters.
Again thanks for sharing and you have an awesome collection ! :thumbsup1:
I shot the Musk ox in northern Northwest Territories east of the town of Inuvik. It was a fall hunt so I didn't have to suffer through that miserable below zero weather. It was also a combo hunt for the two caribou that are on the pedistal mount.
I figured I would shoot another Musk ox and he had such a beautiful long coat, that I had him full mounted.
Like I posted eariler, I'm running out of space in my Trophy room so I've expanded into the living room with these guys...
The credit for the "tundra" under my Musk ox has to go to my taxidermist.
That "little guy" in my last photo is a Cape Grysbok. Its similar to a Duiker (SCI lists 19 varieties of Duikers in Africa). I borrowed a .308 Win with military FMJ bullets from the landowner for the Grysbok because the only rifle that I brought on that trip was my .375 RUM, and I didn't want to blow the little guy apart.
I've only shot one Duiker, this Common or Southern bush duiker from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Provence of South Africa.
WOW!! Some of you guys have an amazing collection. Tahnk you all for sharing. I really enjoy seeing all tha cool stuff. I unfortunalty dont have any mounts yet, hopefully this year i will get something worth mounting. That muskox is very cool, i love the full body mounts, I would love to do a scene with a bear and a cougar getting ready to face off.
I also love the full body mounts. Problem is that they are way more expensive than shoulder mounts, and especially with larger animals, they take up a lot of room. I have an Aoudad at my Taxidermist that he will do as a full mount. and when I shoot a Mtn Lion, he will be done as a full mount.
Looking back, I now wish I had my Mtn Goat done in a full mount instead of this half mount. Maybe if I ever draw another goat tag...
And one of my favorite mounts is this Wolverine that I shot in Canada when I was hunting Dall sheep.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...