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I've been wanted to try my hand at taxidermy for a while now.  A friend of mine helped me mount the buck I killed on 10/2 and I'm pretty happy with the results. I still have a little touching up to do and the cape isn't fully dried yet...

 

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How long does the tanning process take? I didn't know a mount could be done in just a few weeks.

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How long does the tanning process take? I didn't know a mount could be done in just a few weeks.

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my first buck was shot on October 15 and I had it back by opening day of gun. That was 18 years ago the mount still looks great. I think If the taxi does it himself it isn't that long a process but when they send them out its months

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Ears back is the way to go, looks great

 

 

Especially with such a narrow spread!!!


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Looks Awesome!!

What was the "Do it yourself cost"..if you don't mind me asking?

 

About $125, but he had all of the equipment and chemicals...

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Love the pose!  Looks like his is smelling something!  Very cool, looks great, congrats!   Great job especially for your first! 

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How long does the tanning process take? I didn't know a mount could be done in just a few weeks.

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The cape was wet tanned in house which takes about 4 days to pickle-neutralize-tan. The actual mounting process after the cape was prepared only took about 2.5 hours.

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That is really great. Congrats on a great buck and a super mounting job!

(BTW did you butcher him yourself?….one stop shop right there lol)


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That is really great. Congrats on a great buck and a super mounting job!

(BTW did you butcher him yourself?….one stop shop right there lol)

Sure did. I've butchered every deer that I've ever killed.

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white of the nose seems odd but the whole thing looks great.  you did a heck of a job even with your buddy's help.


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