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Just a question

Postby mallardman77 » Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:15 pm

Hey Guys,

I want to get the ruddy I shot yesterday mounted but there is a little bit of damage to the top portion of the ducks bill right along the side(the bill took a pellett). So my question is, can the taxidermist fix this damage or is the bird pretty much a write off for mounting?


Thanks in advance!



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Postby kyfowler » Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:36 pm

it is very ppossible but you might want to call him and see what he thinks about it
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Postby Delta Hunter » Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:12 pm

The bill can be repaired, or he can use an artifical head . Once the bird is mounted, you can't tell the difference.
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Postby mallardman77 » Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:00 pm

Thanks guys. I snapped a pic of the damage so you can see how bad it is. It's a little worse than I thought but I still think it can be repaired. I never enven knew that the taxidermist could use an artificial head. You learn something new every day :thumbsup:



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You can make out the damage better in this pic(Lower left corner in the rounded section of the bill)
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Postby cast-n-blast » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:01 pm

I had the same problem w/ my pintail. I found out that my taxidermist and many others dont even use the original bills. The guy I'm using has a huge assortment to match size/color.
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Postby wa.duckhunter » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:52 am

As already mentioned alot of the taxidermist dont even mess with the original head. They skin it out and put it in the garbage and insert an artificial head that is done up so nice that you couldn't tell the difference. I would definately pursue getting the bird mounted.
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Postby terryg » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:39 am

it won't even phase a good taxidermist! :thumbsup:
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Postby mallardman77 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:25 pm

Awsome guys! Thanks alot. I'm gonna take the bird in at the end of the week.


Any suggestions on how I should get a Ruddy mounted??



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Postby Smackaduck » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:21 pm

Sitting or preening, I think that would be pretty.
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