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Pintail mount

Postby Pintail65 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:10 am

I have a drake pintail i want to mount but i am having a really hard time deciding how i should do it. Flying or standing. What are your guys thoughts?
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Coleman24 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:47 am

I always like standing mounts.. Makes them look nice and plump.. But I do love flying mounts too.. Here's a pic of mineImage
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby tam9492 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:44 am

Nice bird Coleman!
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:50 am

I think flying or standing or dead mount or resting or preening or swimming would be best!
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby tam9492 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:33 am

Gotta love it Pete :thumbsup:
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby duxrus » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:35 am

Pete,

There should be a "search" option on here somewhere :hi: :tongue: :hi:
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:53 am

Oh, it's at least a weekly topic! I should start a thread of frequently asked questions and keep it a sticky, and we can cut and paste to it as needed! Sound like a good idea?
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby tam9492 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:41 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Pintail65 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:41 pm

I know its a dumb question haha but i seriously cant decide. I know i want it to either be a standing or a flying mount. I agree standing looks really pretty and shows off the colors, but the flying pose helps me recreate the memory of when i shot the duck. Its driving me crazy ive had it in the freezer for two years and still cant decide how i want it.
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby BlaineD » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:11 pm

How much money are you looking to spend?
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby duxrus » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:41 pm

Just flip a coin :thumbsup:
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Coleman24 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:31 am

tam9492 wrote:Nice bird Coleman!


Thanks buddy
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Duck Collector » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:26 pm

Thos how i did mine. He looks like hes about to drop in a get busted
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:38 pm

Of all the Pintails I have mounted, these are my 4 favorites in no particular order.

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Re: Pintail mount

Postby tam9492 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:58 pm

I've always like the flushing pintails :thumbsup:
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:59 am

This is my dads

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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:37 pm

Pat, I'm guessing those pintails were mounted by taxidermists in this order: Jeff, yourself, Eric and Shane. How close am I?
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby The Waterfowler » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:00 pm

100% close. Only reason mine is even in there is because a special dog made a 400 yard blind with two whistles for it!
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby aclumpkin » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:17 pm

Pintail65 wrote:I have a drake pintail i want to mount but i am having a really hard time deciding how i should do it. Flying or standing. What are your guys thoughts?

I have one right now in the freezer that I shot a few months ago and my local guy is going to mount it for me soon. This is the type of look I am going for:
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The picture above that I found has a web address on the bottom and I can barely read it. I believe it came from Birdman Studios (http://www.birdmanstudios.com/gallery.html).
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:43 pm

The Waterfowler wrote:100% close. Only reason mine is even in there is because a special dog made a 400 yard blind with two whistles for it!


A special retrieve as well as a special mount. You are a humble man, but you can take credit for a quality mount Pat. Your bird is a cross between a few taxidermists I recognize, and that's the mark of someone else who appreciates good taxidermy, and stepping up the game. :thumbsup:

By the way, I am a huge fan of Jeff. As a part time guy, he's not all wrapped up in the taxidermy thing, mounts the cleanest birds I've ever seen, and he's one of the friendliest guys you will ever talk to. Don't get me wrong, all four of you taxidermists deserve props, but you have to have a favorite, and he's mine! I don't know how the guy makes a buck, because he's OCD about his birds looking so perfect, that he must put in those hours that only a competition piece usually gets. One other thing about him that sets himself apart from the rest. You know when he's proud of a piece, and damn it, he deserves to be proud 9just like the rest, but he'll tell you when he is). Some guys are too busy to even say thanks for appreciating their work (unfortunately, money and being extremely busy does that to people), and he has never ever NOT said thank you when I've complimented his work. His landing or flushing pintails are by far his signature. He has that mount down to perfection, and if you were to add a fifth favorite, I can assure you, you would have two birds of his in your collection!

(I also know your relationship to Shane, and understand you have to remain neutral) lol
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:45 pm

aclumpkin wrote:
Pintail65 wrote:I have a drake pintail i want to mount but i am having a really hard time deciding how i should do it. Flying or standing. What are your guys thoughts?

I have one right now in the freezer that I shot a few months ago and my local guy is going to mount it for me soon. This is the type of look I am going for:
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The picture above that I found has a web address on the bottom and I can barely read it. I believe it came from Birdman Studios (http://www.birdmanstudios.com/gallery.html).


It looks so different than this one. lol
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Duck Collector » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:50 pm

I got a question for ya Waterfowler, what kind of duck is that to the right of the diving pintail?? The one in the glass and on top of it
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby The Waterfowler » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:22 pm

The one under glass is a Gargany from Europe. they are a Teal close in size to the Blue-wings. The one on top is a Pintail/Wood Duck hybrid.
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby Duck Collector » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:28 pm

I thought it might be a blue wing hybrid of some sort but wasnt sure, they look very similar. Pintail x wood duck just sounds like a badass bird. sorry to ask but do you have a pic of it?
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Re: Pintail mount

Postby gahunter706 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:07 pm

This thread just added 2 poses to the list of pintails I would like to get mounted :lol3: They are by far my favorite bird, with my favorite pose being flushing. That diving pintail is really neat, and another mount I like is a sleeping pintail.
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