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Lower 48 euro's

Postby AAR » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:19 pm

As a lot probably know I was lucky enough to hunt the west coast season before last and get a bunch of euro wigeon and a hybrid. Well, had a coffee table display case made up, and finally had the time to squeeze mounting them in on the past few weekends. Their not finished out but a little more on the workbench style for the time being.
First up was the super super stud euro drake. I had an artificial head that I made for a world show piece that would have won the puddle duck division had my pintail not have. I saved the head for whatever reason I don't know but waiting to shoot a euro myself. Soon as I shot this guy that was the first thing I thought of, finally get to use that head!
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Round two was the euro x American hybrid that was a great blend of the two.
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Here is a side by side shot of them.
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Now for round three, he was the "least stud" of the three drakes I shot but no way I wasn't going to mount. The others were just awesome and impossible to beat.
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I've done the hen and another drake in a cool pose that most have probably not seen before but want to wait and post up after their all finished and I get the snow/ice scene done. Stay tuned..

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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby Cougar125 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:32 pm

Great lookin birds!
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby Dirty Doug » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:59 am

Euro is on my "Need to shoot" list.....good job
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby EvanKCMO » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:17 am

Wow, incredible looking mounts. Great job! Those are some awesome birds
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby duxrus » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:04 am

The picture of your Euro "pile" from that trip still haunts me :tongue: I hope to atleast get a second one some day and the next is to be banded so I can "up" ya one :grooving:

That is going to be one heck of a display piece once you are done. Can't wait to see the final product.
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby AAR » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:58 am

Are you talking about this pic Brian :beer:
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All in all I was a lucky guy on the weather and timing without a doubt. I had them on the top tray of the freezer so I looked at them every time I got customer birds out for a year and a half. To finally have them at least mounted is a relief. Taxis know what I'm talking about, is it freezer burned, what if my freezer goes out,etc.

Thanks for the compliments guys,

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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:56 am

Some very pretty birds Eric. That black throated bird is surly a stud!
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby AAR » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:40 pm

Last but not least is this guy in a cool stretching/aggression pose you don't see too often. Table is getting the glass cut and fit now so shouldn't be too much longer before its finally together.

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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby beretta24 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:16 pm

AAR wrote:Last but not least is this guy in a cool stretching/aggression pose you don't see too often. Table is getting the glass cut and fit now so shouldn't be too much longer before its finally together.

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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby AAR » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:54 pm

Either in a couple of months or this spring :lol3: can't come soon enough!

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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby beretta24 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:04 pm

AAR wrote:Either in a couple of months or this spring :lol3: can't come soon enough!

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:thumbsup: ... still looking for a place in our new house to place all the goodies...need to fidn furniture, build a deck, get shelves up in the garage, put up storage in the basement etc first though.... :fingerhead:
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby Oklahoma Greenhead » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:14 am

I love how youre using a dip can to balance that board in the last picture haha
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby Waterfowl Fool » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:40 pm

Love them !!! How much is the grizzly base running these days?....lol
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby AAR » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:11 am

More and more it seems :hammer: here is a quick pic I took the other day, ended up doing a marsh / slush scene. Glass and everything fit together like a glove.

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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby beretta24 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:29 am

It's almost like you know what you're doing. :hi:
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby AAR » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:32 am

Broken clock is right twice a day :lol3:

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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:05 pm

They look amazing, Eric!
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:42 am

What a masterpiece :bow:
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:19 pm

Looks very nice Eric.
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby Ga ducker » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:53 pm

That is amazing! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby DEDuck34 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:46 am

I just wanna cry..lol That is my dream bird right there! And you have the opportunity to kill 3 studs! Soooooo jealous! Good work man!
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby AAR » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:46 am

Thanks a lot guys :thumbsup: been fortunate to do some cool hunts but this one certainly ranks high (if not the highest) on the list. Masked ducks in texas has to be up there blow for blow thinking back on it.

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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby Cougar125 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:42 am

How tall is that thing?
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby captmike69 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:28 pm

That looks amazing! I saw one last week. Super rare bird around here. I coulda killed it with a freaking sling shot! But I was working and un armed!
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Re: Lower 48 euro's

Postby AAR » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:25 pm

That sucks capt.Mike! Should have thrown a rock at least :lol3:
Cougar: I think it's around 24" tall, when I do the next one, will probably go a couple of inches shorter.

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