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Finished my "Re-remount"...

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I shot this buck on 10/2/15. At the time, I had no experience in taxidermy but was interested in learning so a friend of mine offered to walk me through the process at cost. In the end, I basically learned nothing as I more or less just sat back and watched as he rushed through mounting my deer. Needless to say, the final product showed the lack of time spent on it. The following year I started doing a little taxidermy on the side so I decided to remount this buck for a shop display as I didn't want anyone thinking that the original mount was my work. I did notice that the spread had shrunk some but thought it was the natural drying of the skull plate. The inside spread ended up shrinking a full two inches...not cool on a very narrow rack to begin with!!! Long story short...I couldn't stand looking it and I vowed to redo it again if I was able to find a nice, early season cape to use. Plus, my mounts have improved ALOT over the past three years. After season I was able to get my hands on a beautiful Sept 30th cape from Wisconsin on a taxidermy forum that I'm a member of. A few weeks ago I tore the mount apart and found that the skull plate had cracked from where my friend had drilled it and the bondo filler had come loose. I repaired the fracture and set out to bring my best bowkill back to life AGAIN...

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Before:

The first remount that I did. Wish I'd kept pics of my friend's mount with the original cape...

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After:

Believe it or not, it is VERY difficult to take good pics of a mount where everything is in proportion. The phone camera doesn't seem to pick up the colors in a true to life tone either...in person the colors in the mount looks better than expressed through these pics.  Overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out and don't plan on ever mounting this guy again...lol.

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Beautiful buck and a bet nice job on the redo. You can really see your extra attention to the details on the mount. 

That mount looks beautiful. Great job.

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Thanks!


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Thanks. If I can kill one worthy of the wall...might go with a wall ped next time.

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49 minutes ago, DanD said:

Looks great! How old do you think he was? 3?

Had no history with him as it was much first time ever hunting this spot...but  I'd say at least 3.5 but more likely 4.5 due to his big body size.


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Awesome Re-Do and a spectacular buck!!! 

If I ever shoot one more REALLY nice one, I'd love to have you do it for me. For sure, it would be the last one I have mounted.

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Shoot I didn't know you have only been doing the taxi for 4 years.  You are one quick learner.

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5 minutes ago, moog5050 said:

Shoot I didn't know you have only been doing the taxi for 4 years.  You are one quick learner.

Yeah, started out in 2015 with 6 deer and around 25 a year over the past 3 yrs...so, 80-85 mounts total. Approximately 1/20th have been yours...lol

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27 minutes ago, grampy said:

Awesome Re-Do and a spectacular buck!!! 

If I ever shoot one more REALLY nice one, I'd love to have you do it for me. For sure, it would be the last one I have mounted.

 

Sounds like a deal...you shoot him and I'll mount him!

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20 hours ago, rob-c said:

Nice job, honestly the first remount wasn’t bad either. 

I'm just WAY too picky. It's a curse really...lol.

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i'm with rob the first mount wasn't bad and i'd say is better than many i've seen. second one looks great and seems to resemble the deer when it was on the ground more; muscle proportions, ear position, and maybe cape coloration.  out of all the ridiculous off season threads these you post are always refreshing to see.

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2 hours ago, dbHunterNY said:

i'm with rob the first mount wasn't bad and i'd say is better than many i've seen. second one looks great and seems to resemble the deer when it was on the ground more; muscle proportions, ear position, and maybe cape coloration.  out of all the ridiculous off season threads these you post are always refreshing to see.

Thanks man, I'm pretty much done posting mounts until the new crop comes in this fall...

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