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Legacy Mount

Postby BlaineD » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:18 pm

My Dad carved this ring-necked decoy in 1990. He passed away in 1993, the same year my second son was born. This past January my son shot this Ring-neck in Louisiana with me. The torch has been passed. My Dad would be proud of his grand son and this mount. Thanks to my taxidermist for a great job. I told him what I wanted and as usual he exceeded my expectations.
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby sprigs4days » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:25 pm

you have something there that will be passed down for generations to come. very cool
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby dmac1175 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:02 pm

One of coolest things I've seen
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby sws002 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:05 pm

That might be the coolest mount/idea I've ever seen!
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby alanwebfoot » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:35 am

that is VERY nice you can see expression on that ringneck ,,almost like ''Whoah is that thing real ?''
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby BlaineD » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:16 am

Alan that is it exactly. He captured that moment when a real bird gets close enough to a decoy to pop and say "Hey whats up with you?" Also I love the fact he is slightly higher which gives the impression along with the reeds that he is riding a wave. Its really spectacular in person and I am a lucky guy to be able to pass it on to my son. My mission now will be to keep that Ringer dust free!
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby AAR » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:54 am

Amazing story and mount, that is what's it's all about right there :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby Frank Lopez » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:44 am

sws002 wrote:That might be the coolest mount/idea I've ever seen!


No, that IS the coolest mount/idea you'll ever see!

Very nice Blaine. Very nice, indeed!

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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby Slack Tide » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:17 am

Yeah man, cool. I like the stones and he got the head feathers dead on...
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby sws002 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:11 pm

Frank Lopez wrote:
sws002 wrote:That might be the coolest mount/idea I've ever seen!


No, that IS the coolest mount/idea you'll ever see!

Very nice Blaine. Very nice, indeed!

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For a duck mount, I'd be hard pressed to say I've seen anything better. However, at our local sports expo they had a mount of a moose getting attacked by a pack of wolves, literally sent chills up my spine. Wish I had a picture of it.
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby alanwebfoot » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:35 pm

dust free ,build or have a very nice glass case built. keep it out of direct sunlight.
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby okbucksnducks » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:14 pm

I love the mount. And that's a great story to go with it. A lot of memories in it.
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:37 am

Sorry Blaine. I edited the taxidermists name. Very nice mount. Your "taxidermist" has always done good work. We have a rule about name dropping. It's hard to determine when someone is promoting someone else's work (for free), or is just plain satisfied. If no names are mentioned, I don't need to try and sift through those posts. With paying sponsors, we have to respect them. I'm sure you understand?
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby BlaineD » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:08 am

Pete,
No problem with the deletion. I was not intentionally promotting him just stating how satisfied i was with his work. Totally understand with paid sponsers. I am relatively new to this site and didnt know but in the future i will.
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Legacy Mount

Postby Coleman24 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:48 am

Awesome story and mount!! Really is something special!
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby duxrus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:26 am

S-W-E-E-T :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:06 pm

It's all good Blaine...the story, the decoy, the mount, and the oversight. :welcome:
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:10 pm

By the way Blaine. DHC is always looking for sponsors. Tim is a fine example of a true craftsman. He might be interested in joining the team?
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby chris_k » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:15 pm

This is what taxidermy is all about!
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby Omaha Clucker » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:46 pm

I can't say enough how awesome this is. The waterfowling gene skipped a generation in my family and I wasn't lucky enough to have the chance to hunt with my grandpa. I would love to have something like this to connect him and I. Great idea, great work
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby duckhunterzach » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:17 pm

now THAT is a wonderful idea :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby cootlover » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:49 pm

so how manys decoys did your dad crave he did very nice work hell of a mount :bow:
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby BlaineD » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:05 pm

My dad was crippled with Mylar Nueropathy when he started carving so he could not straighten his fingers. He carved about 14 pieces from 85 til he died in 93. They didnt go fast but they were all treasures. He never sold anything. my brother and I have them all. He was a duck hunting fool and dragged me with him on Presque Isle Bay where we lived in Erie Pa and the swamps of NW PA. He was a Marine in WWII, PA State Policeman and one helluva man. My son is following his footsteps in AFROTC and wants to be a fighter pilot. He is hoping to be deployed in the Dakotas or Alaska and you all can guess why......
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:13 pm

Rightfully so, you should be very proud of both! :beer:
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Re: Legacy Mount

Postby 3legged_lab » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:21 pm

Very cool mount, I hope it is going to be under glass.

And as great of a job that your guy did, it still cant compare to the story that goes along with it. It will be priceless in your sons eyes.
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