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wood duck mount

Postby agengo02 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:23 pm

i shot my first wood duck drake and want to get him mounted. anybody have any pictures of wood duck mounts? my buddy wants to get his standing on a piece of driftwood but i kinda want to get mine cupped or something. they are just too pretty of a bird to have it with its wings tucked back standing. any help? thanks guys.
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Postby Yellowdog38 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:16 pm

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Postby Delta Hunter » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:42 pm

My personal opinion is that Woodies show their colors best when mounted in a sitting/standing position. The colors don't show up on the wall.


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Postby huntmq1 » Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:05 pm

I think that woodies look the best in a natural setting. Find yourself a nice knot hole from a tree and have him sitting on top of the hole where the old tree limb has fallen away. If you like to show his wings, have him preening himself with his wing fully extended. These knot holes are not hard to find. I marked at least 20 of them on fallen trees where I deer hunt for later "harvesting" just for this very thing, mounting wood ducks. They look AWESOME with a woodie hen sticking her head out of the hole and the drake sitting above her! Can't beat it! If you don't understand what I mean by knot hole or limb holes, let me know and I'll get many pics posted on here of woodies mounted and a pic of a knot hole that hasn't been used yet.
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Postby agengo02 » Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:10 pm

ya if you could please post some pictures. im going to bring the bird in tomorrow morning (been out of town for a week so havent had a chance to bring him in yet). i already talked to the guy and he said that i can leave the bird with him and just call him whenever i decide what mount i want. but yes some pictures would help greatly thanks.
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Postby huntmq1 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:48 pm

Sorry it's late, been busy chasing birds. I'll locate some more pics of this type of mount. My buddy just moved into his brand new shop and I'm raiding his work albums.
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Postby huntmq1 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:07 pm

Another one.
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Postby agengo02 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:31 pm

Ya i think ill go with that one. I have to get him for a wall mount and i really like the way the one above looks. Thanks for all the help and ill post up some pics in 6-8 months!?!
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Postby apexhunter » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:24 pm

Has anyone seen a woody pair mounted on a wood duck box? I'm thinkin' of having the drake mounted standing atop the box, looking down at the hen as she sticks her head & neck out of the hole (similar to the log mount in the pix above).
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Postby Pete-pec » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:31 pm

apexhunter,

That one has been done only 1 million times. I thought I was the first to think of that one, and since then, I came up with the idea, I've seen it done fifty times. Although not too original, they do make good looking mounts.

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Postby R.Watts » Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:53 pm

I had one mounted without the feet, just like a decoy. This mount looks very clean and is very versible as far as finding a place for it. I had it on the coffee table, but I'm buiging a mantle for it and other decoy mounts.
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Postby BMarsh625 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:26 pm

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Postby Cast_and_Blast » Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:05 pm

cool mounts
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Postby bird man » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:04 am

Here's another

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Postby yellodog1 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:56 pm

Woodies make the best standing mounts. They really show off their colors. Nice pictures.
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