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Mountain Goat Mount

From last year's hunt in BC.

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Boy CVC, that's a beauty!!! 

Boy CVC, that's a beauty!!!  Love that pure white coat, and great pose on the rocks.  Very natural looking.

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Thanks.  I am very happy with

Thanks.  I am very happy with how it turned out.  My wife, on the other hand, is not happy to have such a large "dead animal" in her house.

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I remember when I was married

I remember when I was married and my wife at the time always asked me what I was going to do if I killed something that I planned to mount.  She was never happy with what I told her as far as where it was going to be placed in the house.   

Now that I am divorced I have a game room, the whole house.  So far I have a elk, turkey, a couple of javelina, and some deer racks, and next year I hope to bring home two bears from my hunt in British Colombia. 

I remember when I brought a girl friend home one night and the first thing that she saw when she walked into my home was my elk mount and then when she went into the living room there was the javelina.  She didn't comment about any of them but a few months later I over heard her talking to one of here friends and describing the incident and it was quite funny. 

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1st bear

I didn't plan on taking a bear that morning deer hunting in Aroostook county.  But this bear just kept walking toward me until it was 20 yards.  That was close enough. 

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Very nice bear!  I am now

Very nice bear!  I am now considering even adding a bear tag to my deer/elk combo next year.  Load up on the tags, and hope I can kill something... lol

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New taxidermy

Help!!!

I tried to add some pics of taxidermy that I've got back since my last post a year and a half or so ago, but I couldn't remember how to post. I have the pics in Photobucket.

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buffybr wrote:
Help!!! I tried to add some pics of taxidermy that I've got back since my last post a year and a half or so ago, but I couldn't remember how to post. I have the pics in Photobucket.

When you are trying to post the link to Photobucket are you getting a reply to screen with a header such as the one in the picture below?  If not you need to refresh the screen until you do.  Then click on the image of a tree in the header and then link to the photos in Photobucket. 

My problem is that I only get the correct screen every now and then.  Usually I only get a smaller one that does not have the header or any of the other features that it should have.

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Taxidermy additions

Thanks Critter, now I remember. Duh

I also just figgured out that to get the screen with the "tree", you have to use the "Post Reply" icon at the lower left of the screen instead of the "Reply" icon on the lower right of the last post.

So it's been about a year and a half since my last taxidermy post, and my taxidermist has come through with some new mounts:

The center of the west wall with clockwise around the Elk, my Cape Bushbuck, Limpopo Bushbuck, Chobe Bushbuck, and Texas Blackbuck.

A Bontebuck and Tsessebe to the left and above the Pike,

 

I'm starting to run out of wall space, so I've been making pedestals out of cherry and/or oak to put some animals on,  like my Cape Eland,

My Red Lechwe

My Scimitar Horned Oryx

And my Burchelles Zebra that I put on a new  pedestal that I made from cherry wood and panels from his backskin. 

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Those are some good looking

Those are some good looking mounts, perhaps one day when I either win the lottery or a couple investments come through I might be able to head to Africa and start my own collection. 

One type of mount that you might consider is a head mounted like a knight in a chess set with the antlers or horns straight up and the animals chin against his neck.  A taxidermist friend of mine in Arizona did a couple with caribou and they came out great.  I have a picture somewhere of one of them and if I can find it I'll post it. 

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