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ideas for a mount

Postby MHeintz » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:16 pm

hey guys

Shot a nice wood duck last night and i think i'm going to get it mounted. I was wondering if any of you guys have any good ideas on mounted it. I was thinking about waiting until i get a couple more birds to mount it. Thinking about doing something along the lines of 2 greenhead 2 drake woodies and a drake green wing or soemthing and have them hanging in a box type thing that i could mount on the wall. Make it look like you just got done hunting and they are just hanging there. Let me know your veiws on this.

Thanks alot guys,
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Postby trck drvr » Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:39 pm

I've seen a mount like you are describing,it kind of just looked like a bunch of dead birds,hanging upsidown from a hook,it was ok i guess. I always kind of liked a mount that looks lifelike. Flying,landing(cupped wings,feet out) or sitting on a piece of driftwood in a natural envirement.
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Postby Pete-pec » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:02 pm

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Postby BullCajun » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:01 pm

The hands down best mount for a woodie is it standing on a cypress knot on one leg while scratching behind its ear with the other, much like a dog. Turn and lean the head just so, so the other foot can reach. An old friend has one in his camp on the fireplace mantle, it is the crap! :yes:

dead mounts are ok if you have a lot of room to show them like in a camp. Most folks wives won't let that type of mount in the house. :eek:
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Postby Boomn4x4 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:07 pm

I don't like the mount that Pete posted. No offense Pete. But I have to agree, it looks like a couplle of dead birds.

I think the beautiful thing about a mount is catching the life of the birds, making them look real. If you want a combo mount get a woddie hen and mount them together. I have seen some pretty impressive male/female mounts. If you have a ton of mounts already, the one Pete posted would be something cool to add to the mix, but if this is all you got....think twice about waiting it out too long.
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Postby woodduckhunter » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:12 pm

If you are getting that many ducks mounted I would mount each one in a lifelike position.
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Postby Mr. 16 gauge » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:26 pm

I always thought it would be cool to have a pair of wood ducks (drake & hen) mounted on a wood duck nesting box....have the drake standing on the top of the box with the hen poking her head out of the enterance hole.
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Postby duckhunter052002 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:14 am

i would say mount them the way you want and enjoy the memory. i have mounted many dead fall bird mounts using pheasents, ducks and geese. if done right the are a nice addition to any hunters wall.


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