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Grouse fan mount kits

Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:01 am

Well it finally happened. While sitting on the shore of my buddy's pond this morning, I turned around to see a grouse on a log behind me and to my left. After quickly ID'ing it I wasted little time and got off one clean shot before I short shucked... The first shot did it's magic and she was down for the count. It was the first taken off the land since Sept. 17th, and my first ever! A pretty sizeable one at that!
Now I'd like to mount the fan. Do any of you know where to get a fan mounting kit? Cheaper ones would be preferred, bbut I will look into 'em all. Thanks for your help.
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Postby lars » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:49 pm

you simply dont need a kit. All you have to do is grab a big chunk of tail at the base, and twist it right off- it dosent take much.
glue about three or soo layers of cardboard together, and pint it on as you want it. It might take 20-30 pins, but take your time.
then wait till it completely dries and its done.
good luck!
went puddler hunting this year as usual.... shot more divers than puddle ducks. typical
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:26 pm

I might have to give that a try but my brother picked up a kit from someone on ebay, thus they must be available somewhere. Basically it is a wooden plaque...kinda' like a antler or turkey fan kit. but the turkey kits are awfully big for one lil' ol' grouse.
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Postby lars » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:49 pm

you could probably make a wood background yourself in not long.
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Postby bullocklabradors » Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:01 pm

You can get a small circle of styrofoam and wrap it with leather or whatever you choose. Then you attach a piece of wood to the back and use a piece of metal hanger for the hook. Below is a picture of some I did with turkey tails and I also did one with several pheasant tails.

Drop me a PM with your email and I will send you an article out of a Field and Stream with instructions.

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