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During a move my mounted pintail lost it's pin, is there any easy fix to put one in there? The original is long gone unfortunately, and I have yet to shoot another pintail since as they aren't terribly common where I hunt.
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JUST TAKE IT TO A TAXIDERMIST, HE COULD PROBABLY ORDER ANOTHER. SORRY DON'T KNOW OF ANY ON THE W. COAST
Drop Ducks Like Rain
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A buddy of mine had a similar thing happen. He does his own taxidermy as a hobby and took a straight feather from a different bird, trimmed it to look like a sprig (along the sides, etc.) and used a marker to make it jet black like a sprig. It looks really good and isn't noticable unless you know that he did it.
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I used 2 flight feathers from a black bird , trimed up , you cant tell the difference.
You get out of a dog , what you put into a dog!
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You should check fly tie shops I got some flank feathers for a wood duck mount that was damaged . craft stores also have lots of feathers died diffrent colors the distal end of a pheasant feather trimmed down and colored with a black sharpie marker would probably do the trick I glued the woodduck feathers in place with a drop of crazy glue It is undetectable from the original
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i have over a dozen old squaw drake pins from hunting this year if you want one?
why is it every time i go into the woods i feel the need to cut down a tree?
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I have a bunch of pintail tails. What size was it?
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