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Possible fix???

Postby TxDox21 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:44 pm

I shot a really good looking wood duck tonight and I think the neck got broken. Is it possible to still get mounted?
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Postby fowlaholic » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:26 am

yep no problem
gettin out is all the fun if you bag a bird thats a bonus
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Postby duckhunter052002 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:58 am

your taxidermist should have no problems, broken bones are part of taxidermy.

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Broken Neck

Postby SGM-DKHNTR » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:12 pm

First of all, how'd it get broken? Was it because someone rung it's neck? If so, this sometimes will cause a rip in the neck hide and tear the feathers in the same area. Depending on where the rip is, if at all, will determine if you can hide it or moun tit so it's facing the back.

If it looks good to you, it will probably be a good mount.

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Postby skybuster20ga » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:29 pm

i shot a 5 year old woody and it was in my buddy freezer waiting to be mounted then he went and became not my buddy cuz he wanted my girl then through my damn duck out.......no what!? haha all you can do is laugh about it i guess. shoot another one
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Postby TxDox21 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:18 pm

no the neck was not rung. After retreiving him I was tucking his head and think it broke.
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Postby skybuster20ga » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:21 pm

could have been slight pellet damage. ive seen ducks break there necks or well the best we could tell broke their necks when they hit the water. a submerged stump, many different things. im positive it can be fixed. i shot the beek off a wood cock and you couldnt tell when the old timer was done with it.
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Postby duckhunter052002 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:42 pm

:thumbsup: well it would seem that your taxidermist should have no problem doing a good mount.

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Postby Whompus Cat » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:14 pm

i was wondering about a pellet throught the bill, can they fix that easily and it look good? or do they fix it and it doesnt look right?
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Postby Yellowdog38 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:41 pm

Most taxidermists use artificial bills anyway. Even with the real bill, that is an easy repair.
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Postby duckhunter052002 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:14 pm

the repair is simple and if your taxidermist knows what he is doing it should look ok..i have never had to use artificial heads or bills.

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