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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Islander Gunner » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:05 pm

And some more... The swan was a pain in the butt! But under close supervision, he turned out allright. We shot the blue and the snow together out here in the marsh(lost). Bird mounts are very interesting and fun to do, the best duck to do for a beginner is a ruddy, you can not tear the hide up(Leather belly), you have to remove all the body fat or it'll bleed thru and make the mount look greasy.
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby imaduckin up north » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:57 pm

showoff lol :biggrin:
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Ichabod97 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:58 pm

Some nice mounts I.G. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I had no idea you had so many mounts! Damn!
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Tangier Island Slacker » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:59 pm

I've shot a load of gaddies, but this one was one of the best-

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Also shot a load of teal, but this one was the first I shot in the mountains. After years in the freezer, I decided to get it done despite knowing it wasn't a good bird. Last time I do that-

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Got a bunch of deer, Ronnie Gaillard in upstate SC does those.
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:26 am

TIS those are some nice mounts man. Ive always enjoyed looking at that guys site and his work. I even use it from time to time to find carving references.
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Tangier Island Slacker » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:08 am

Yeah, that gadwall looks as good in person as it does there. The teal is a good mount of a bad bird: my fault, not his.

I've got a mudlicker on the way to Shane Smith right now, excited to see hi
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Ichabod97 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:52 am

Drove down last night and picked up my Widgeon. I had Brian at North River Taxidermy do it for me. Quite pleased with the way the bird turned out. All i asked is that the bird was preening, and he came up with the idea of it standing on half of a crab pot buoy. I shot him on the last day of the season at Back Bay.

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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby dirtejp » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:27 am

Great looking drake Nick! Really unique to have him standing on a crab pot buoy like that.....pretty original. Show-piece for sure!
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby shane1242 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:21 pm

Here is my buck from 2009.... if i could hit a good duck I would mount it!
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Bull Island Boy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:34 pm

about how much does it cost to get a duck mounted?
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Tangier Island Slacker » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:32 pm

Tree-fiddy, same as all da rest.
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby mallardman68 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:11 am

shane1242 wrote:Here is my buck from 2009.... if i could hit a good duck I would mount it!


great buck!!
where did you get him?
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby imaduckin up north » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:41 am

mallardman68 wrote:
shane1242 wrote:Here is my buck from 2009.... if i could hit a good duck I would mount it!


great buck!!
where did you get him?

In the woods
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Ichabod97 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:02 am

Bull Island Boy wrote:about how much does it cost to get a duck mounted?


I paid $250 for my Widgeon and $160 for my BWT. All depends where you go to get it done...
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby wvlippo » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:11 pm

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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby mallardman68 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:27 pm

imaduckin up north wrote:
mallardman68 wrote:
shane1242 wrote:Here is my buck from 2009.... if i could hit a good duck I would mount it!


great buck!!
where did you get him?

In the woods



you sure?......................could have been a field?
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby shane1242 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:57 pm

mm68 got him in Prince George......in a field with smoke pole.
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby let em come » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:29 pm

Banded Pintail from NC, double banded Mallard from VA. Both in Dec 2011
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby cut_un » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:16 pm

Heck of a day brother :beer: Nicelooking mounts
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby let em come » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:14 pm

Brian at North River Taxidermy did the mount. Hes a buddy of mine, really talented and honest.
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Ichabod97 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:01 pm

I was waiting for you to post that pic Josh! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


The pic does that mount no justice...looks sooooo good in person.
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby mountairyplantation » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:07 am

These two birds were taken as a double right under my older brother's nose during some down time as he was playing around with a new Sean Mann goose call. Forever immortalized. Big shout out to Cold Front Taxidermy in Bowlers Wharf.

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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby NOVAggie » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:21 am

The foot position of that drake really sets that mount off. It gives it a life like feature that a lot of mounts, especially flying mounts miss.
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:21 am

NOVAggie wrote:The foot position of that drake really sets that mount off. It gives it a life like feature that a lot of mounts, especially flying mounts miss.


That was the first thing that caught my eye. I agree, great mount. :thumbsup:
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Re: Let's see those mounts!

Postby mountairyplantation » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:45 am

thanks agree on the foot position!
it looks very cool hanging up in the library in a little nook that seems to have been made just for it.

this photo is dark but gives you the idea.

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