killed with bow in brown county nov 10, 2007 8:18 am
Really, really nice deer. How old do you think it is? Seems to have a lot of white on his face, more than our deer here.
That was quite a shot, I never shot anywhere but the normal broadside behind the shoulder, during bow season.
well i think maybe he might be 5 or 6 years maybe ,and i did shoot in front of his leg,. he was trying to get up so i had to shoot again behind his front leg which that shot killed him. i was using a old bear bow .
That is why I "say hey man nice shot"
Looked like a neck shot in the picture. Good job with that kind of bow too.
What a prize you got there, great job. And just as I came in to post the button buck that Steve got on yesterday, last day and a doe Tim got with his pistol! Again, great job.
Well I'm sure he will have a place of honor on your wall? He's a real nice looking buck--congrats.
yes im trying to get the money up to have it mounted ,so anybody with some extra money just laying around i'll take it .
I think it depends on the taxadermist. Our last mount was about 450, but it is exceptional. We have paid as little as 150. 600 seems high, but I guess it depends on the area.
You could also just do a Europen (I think its called) mount. That you can do yourself. Just clean the skull (boil it), then soak it in bleach and water overnight, careful not to get bleach on the antlers. They look good. A friend did this to a moose he had shot and mounted it above his fireplace. It turned out great.
My future SIL shot his first deer this year. It had very small spikes. I mounted the antlers for him for Christmas, kind of a joke. I soaked the small skull cap in water with bleach and it cleaned it nicely for mounting.
Im gonna have it mounted for 300 and 25 for fixing the hole from the arrow .You got to examine the taxidermy work real good cause some of them just dont know what they are doing :)
You're right about looking at some of their work before letting them do your mount. We have a friend who did my nine point for $250 and he did a beautiful job. But we still looked at several of his mounts before letting him do mine. Hope yours turns out nice.
im thinking about getting into taxidermy myself. I think i would enjoy it .
I have thought about it too.
I bought one of those tanning kits from cabelas and tanned some raccoon hides. Made a couple really nice coon skin hats for winter. Boy oh boy are they warm.
I have heard the local taxadermist sometimes take on people to help, but they say that they almost always want to do their own stuff and leave and go out on their own. So the guys are leary on taking on apprentices.
well the mount is at the taxidermy it will take 6 to 8 months to get it back ,thats to long .:(
They do take a long time don't they? They get too busy this time of season?
There is alot to the process. Tanning takes a while, then there is ordering the right size form, cleaning of the antler base, mounting, painting, clay, eye placement, glue. Would you be able to do that 100 times.
This keeps me from taxidermy. LOL.
When you say "old Bear bow" do you mean one that does not have
If so, please post the specifications on it (draw weight/length, arrow material/spine used, broadhead, etc.)
Oh - sorry.
If you ever want to start shooting a "real" bow :) let me know.
Have fun all the same :)
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Very nice buck and mount. By the way, your camera put a date of 1/25/06 on the photo.
Very Nice Buck..
What was his score??
What kind of arrows was you shooting?
I use an older bow as well..an old Darton