Should i mount this mallard?

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Should i mount this mallard?

Postby JakeCrews » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:00 pm

I shot this mallard drake the other day and i really want to mount it but the only thing is thats holding me back from taking it to a taxidermist, is that the head is not fully green has some grey spots on him.He has three curls also! wish i had a better pic, should i mount him???Image
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Re: Should i mount this mallard?

Postby Slack Tide » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:06 pm

If it's special to you, then hit it...
I love hunting mallards, and as beautiful as they are, they just don't do much for me...they are almost cartoonish...
But if you like it, you should.
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Re: Should i mount this mallard?

Postby 1080tommy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:59 pm

Three curls=mount!!!!! Plus, if it is a special bird to you, again mount him.
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Re: Should i mount this mallard?

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:37 am

Well as far as curls go, look at every mallard you shoot. Pull that curl out, and you might be shocked at how many mallards have three curls. Personal opinion? It's a mallard. They are pretty common, and they come much prettier. I would wait for a better bird. Those feathers on the head that are not full will be very difficult for your taxidermist to cover up.

In no way am I trying to make a decision for you. If it means something to you, then mount it. It might not be the prettiest example though?
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Re: Should i mount this mallard?

Postby WIDrakeKiller » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:17 am

Yeah no offense 3 curls is pretty common wait until the last weekend of season and you will find a better one. And as said they are common. You'll shoot a better one and wish u would've saved your money.
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