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What do you do with the spurs?

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I have my beard and fan "curing" at the moment and I have an HS Strut plaque, but this Tom is special to me and I'd like to include the spurs somehow into the mount. There seems to be limited options online. What do you guys do (if anything) with the spurs from your bigger birds?


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1 minute ago, Belo said:

I have my beard and fan "curing" at the moment and I have an HS Strut plaque, but this Tom is special to me and I'd like to include the spurs somehow into the mount. There seems to be limited options online. What do you guys do (if anything) with the spurs from your bigger birds?

Run a string through them and hang them on the plaque. Ill get a pic of one


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Run a string through them and hang them on the plaque. Ill get a pic of one

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here's an example, but i dont like that this mount is plastic and gets some pretty poor reviews

https://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Reproductions-Master-Turkey-Mounting/dp/B009FG9A7E/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=turkey+mount&qid=1557322831&s=gateway&sr=8-4


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7 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:


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how crazy is that.  I have an identical necklace.  Wear it everyday over my tie.

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You can make a Necklace or just keep them attached to the Legs and keep pairs together with a plastic Twistie and throw them in a big Box.

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Check out some of the displays from our very own maytom!!!!  They are awesome!

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You can make a Necklace or just keep them attached to the Legs and keep pairs together with a plastic Twistie and throw them in a big Box.
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Those still attached are massive and super sharp

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I usually use a piece of wood. finishing nails and string to hold it in a standing position while it dries out. Then it stands up nicely on it's own. 


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Have a bucket full of feet. Some day I’ll cut spurs off and put on leather lanyard   But I say that every year. 

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2 hours ago, Jeremy K said:

There's plenty of options available ...

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I like adding legs to my fan mounts. Decided to mount wings too with my bird from last yeardf0de42e6e4152c7caa663b3e02ba2c4.jpg1ee228edefe20f209c850acb04ee7430.jpg

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On 5/8/2019 at 10:09 AM, Belo said:

i ended up buying this. turns out its local from NY so that makes me happy. It's very well made and I'll get him mounted in a week or so and share the pics. it's a little pricey, but this is my first big Tom and I want to cherish the memory. 

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Not a fan of legs, so I always cut the spurs off like bill. I remove all the red so all you see is bone and the spur. 

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Fairly simple.. Not sure about the pendant holding the sprus.. but the idea i like alot for a tail fan mount

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while i'm at it; do you guys typically remove the "fuzzy" feathers towards the front of the fan or leave them?


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I typically dont use them.. But they still are pretty to use. You could try it and if you don tlike it. remove them ?

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over the weekend i saw a guy in a truck pulled off the road talking on his cell. he had a lanyard full of spurs hanging off his rear view mirror. not going to lie it looked badass hanging there being its during turkey season.

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Pretty happy with how this turned out. The mount is a little pricey, but if you get a special bird I’d recommend them as they’re also NY local. Very well made and easy to follow.
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Spurs.......(one pair from last spring has to be strung on yet)

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Since fans are being shown; here's a couple pics of three at home:

At the bottom of my basement stairs since 1991, stapled to cupboard doors and seen by a few members here-

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And in the stairwell going into my basement hangs a very special turkey fan and back feathers.  Special because I hunted him for a bunch of consecutive days before killing him about a mile from where we started to battle on the second last day of the season late in the morning. Not much too look at but every day as I go out the door or into the basement he reminds me of the day.

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The only other "mount" I have of a gobbler hangs at the Buffalo Gun Center on their wall as a donation.  My wife diodn't like it so I asked them if they wanted to hang it up after they remodeled quite a few years ago.  They took it and there it hangs, as we speak.  He was a dandy and proved to be worthy adversary too. I don't have any pics of him in the store, drive up if you want to see it. :)  (maybe buy a gun or some ammo?)

 

 

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