my first mount back

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my first mount back

Postby drakehntr » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:47 pm

I have been hunting for almost 20 years and I finally decided to start on getting some birds mounted this year. I chose this Drake Buffle as my first one to get mounted with the hope to someday have a mount of all the North American species.....got to start somewhere. I think my taxidermist did an exceptional job. What do you think??
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27 canada goose
17 mallard
5 teal
2 Gadwall
3 hooded merg
1 Goldeneye
2 spoonie
21 bluebill
8 widgeon
6 pintail
5 bufflehead
1 Redhead
1 Ruddy
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Postby fowl_wishes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:58 pm

Looks good to me. Right now i am in a similar boat. With things costing what they do, i spend a good amoutn of money for th hunting. so that doesnt leave money to mount a bird just yet.
Shoot'em close. Less to pick.

They might get my guns, but they'll get the bullets first !
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before mount

Postby drakehntr » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:05 pm

Here is his before mount pic....the day I brought him home with some of his friends. Next year I am hoping to get a widgeon mounted. I just moved though into one of the better waterfowl grounds in Washington, so we will see what I can bring down. And your right....I only was able to pay for this with some x-mas money. I hope to take some classes later on to learn the craft myself.
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2013/14
27 canada goose
17 mallard
5 teal
2 Gadwall
3 hooded merg
1 Goldeneye
2 spoonie
21 bluebill
8 widgeon
6 pintail
5 bufflehead
1 Redhead
1 Ruddy
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Postby bird man » Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:17 pm

Looks nice
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Postby yamaha783 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:32 am

those little bufflehead drakes are really pretty. Shot my first one in 05-06. Down in my area they congregate on the big water in pretty big numbers but tough shooting. I'd like to mount one too
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Postby Pete-pec » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:03 pm

Nice bird!
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Postby duckhunter052002 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:22 pm

Right now im working on birds that people have had in their freezers...since end of season,, the buffy loks nice..

lee

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Postby Female Goose Hunter » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:49 am

:smile: nice mount, the taxidermist did a good job, idve personally preferred the head tucked tho. my dad has one mounted similar but its head was tucked and he looks like a little butterball, after five years he still grace's our wall :smile:

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