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Last red wall photos from 2021 Season...on to 2022!


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A friend of mine who used to do taxidermy locally shot this ancient old buck in OH back in 2016 and it had been in his freezer ever since. Admittedly, partly due to the fact that it had a giant bullet hole in the cape and very ripped out ears, he never got around to mounting it himself and passed his mess on to me. So, in turn, I saved his deer for last...lol. This deer had an giant cape with a 8.25" eye to nose measurement so I had to take the largest replacement head that Ohio Taxidermy makes and lengthen it by a half an inch to replace the head on the original wall pedestal form. I'm very happy how it came together!

I do plan on taking some deer in for the upcoming season. There will be a hike in prices over last year due to supply cost increases across the board (thanks Biden). I haven't settled on what I will charge yet because I haven't had to order any supplies since spring and I don't know exactly how much things have gone up. 

Anyone interested can PM me on here. Thanks and good like this season!

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30 minutes ago, wolc123 said:

Looks good, just about perfectly proportioned.  How did you fix the ears ?  How old do you think the buck was ?

I believe that his friend who's property it was taken on thought the deer was 8.5 or 9.5...he had a severely broken/droppy ear on his right side so he was easy to keep track of over the years. 

The ears are fixed with a combination of sewing and using super glue/dryer sheets on the smaller holes and thin areas.

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3 minutes ago, WNY Bowhunter said:

I believe that his friend who's property it was taken on thought the deer was 8.5 or 9.5...he had a severely broken/droppy ear on his right side so he was easy to keep track of over the years. 

The ears are fixed with a combination of sewing and using super glue/dryer sheets on the smaller holes and thin areas.

Nice job.  I am surprised that he didn’t want you to recreate the droopy ear.  Did he have any trail cam pics of it on that condition ?

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1 hour ago, wolc123 said:

Nice job.  I am surprised that he didn’t want you to recreate the droopy ear.  Did he have any trail cam pics of it on that condition ?

I told him that I would do it that way for him but he wanted it to look normal...lol.

Here is one that I mounted for another buddy last year that also had a droopy ear that I did mount that way...

 

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1 hour ago, johnplav said:

Another great mount...  And I'd love the opportunity to drive down for a visit and pay the new price! 

I'll save you a spot. I'm getting my first deer of the season in tonight, a beautiful muzzleloader kill from Kansas and then possibly an elk if I decide to do it!

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1 hour ago, suburbanfarmer said:

Time  & Quality cost money :)

With your level of quality work and fast turn around , I am sure we all will be happy to spend money.

Luckily, a taxidermy bill is one that people are more excited about paying than other bills lol

 

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2 hours ago, dbHunterNY said:

still waiting on getting mine back from someone i promised to give business to. if i tag one this year i'd make the drive and pay. lol i might have to shoot two because @518BowSlayer needs some more mounts under his belt. sent my cousin to him but yotes screwed that up.

I'd be more than happy to mount your deer for you. I've never mounted one from your end of the state!

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