Much easier to kill than mount!!

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Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby Dirty Doug » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:17 pm

Don't know why but these were a sob to mount :huh: not real proud of them but practice, practice, practice !
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby duxrus » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:47 pm

I still haven't mounted one of those...yet. Every season I shoot one but seem never to make the time to work on one. Cool scene.
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby Dirty Doug » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:11 am

Brian, They are part of my duck hunting heritage. Back in the mid to late 60's (when I was REALLY young :yes: ) the coots overran our lake in Indiana. Opening morning would come and many boats with hunters would be all over the lake. Once the shooting began you could shoot lots of shells to get I believe a limit of 25. Good practice for my wing shooting.....if they did that shoot today peta would be doing a documentary on it!!! I am sure you could mount one right up but all 3 fought me tooth and nail??? Doug
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:28 pm

Doug, would you believe out of over 1000 bird mounts I don't have one either, like Brian! One of those things I just haven't go around to doing but should. Nice presentation on a ridiculous anatomical nightmare. Going to do one some time. Good job.
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:58 pm

I've had one in the freezer for ten years ready to mount. Bought the eyes about five years ago, and never pulled the trigger. Doug and I talked on the phone about them, and agree they are a pretty cool looking bird. To this day, My Son Hunter thinks they are the coolest of all the birds I have. It has more to do with their reptilian looking legs and feet and the fact I he talked me into swatting one when it swam past, but their slate colored feather reminds me of a harlequin in certain instances.

Nice mount Doug. I'm glad you got around to it.
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby Cougar125 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:26 pm

Great job Doug! That actually makes me want to get a coot mount!
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby montana bound » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:33 pm

Very nice , I like it! :thumbsup:
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:36 pm

Hey Jack!The poses look pretty natural to me... Good job :clapping:
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby sprigpig1 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:06 am

Great mount...never thought I would like a coot mount, but this one would look great in even the biggest green head snobs house ( not referring to myself). Great job man.
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby ramsey » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:39 pm

I like it, Doug. I want one mounted in a dead mount with a couple other birds, and I'd like to have a nice display like that too. They're cool birds that are really a pretty big part of the waterfowling backdrop. How many times they've moved to the others side of a duck hole and competitively attracted ducks on a still day is anyone's guess, and they've helped put a smile on bored kid's face in our blind on more than one slow morning, too!
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby cinnamon » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:36 am

I hate coots!! But those look really cool. Great job.
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby imateamroper2 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:40 am

wanapasaki wrote:Hey Jack!The poses look pretty natural to me... Good job :clapping:

+1 the poses are spot on :thumbsup:
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby Waterfowl Fool » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:37 pm

What a cool mount ! Those little boogers have the best and biggest gizzards!
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Re: Much easier to kill than mount!!

Postby alanwebfoot » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:22 am

the toughest part is keeping those big toe lobes plumped up while drying the skins are tough ,I wish mallards and teal were that easy to flesh
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