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TMALONE
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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2012, 01:31:55 PM »

don't judge an unfinished head and don't ask other taxidermists to critique it.either you're happy or you're not from a consumers point of view once you receive it.

ditto
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« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2012, 01:42:11 PM »

don't judge an unfinished head and don't ask other taxidermists to critique it.either you're happy or you're not from a consumers point of view once you receive it.

ditto

ditto again!
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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2012, 03:26:42 PM »

Finally, some decent advice.  It's YOUR trophy.  If YOU are happy with it, then that's what counts and nothing else. Hang him on your wall and tell your hunting story to everybody you know. 

We could all critique the stuff posted on this site 'til hell won't have it, but that's wasted time.  As for the drying time comment, I have to bag almost everything here to keep them from drying so fast, so that was another uninformed opinion you should disregard.

I'm glad you are getting your mount back soon.
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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2012, 04:18:38 PM »

Thanks, Bob.

I'm anxious to get it back.  If it needs to be redone, lesson learned I guess. 
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« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2012, 05:07:55 PM »

coorsguy, if you have a javelina to be mounted, let me know.

I also measure just about everything that comes in for future reference.  Here is a 330+ bull that shows the antler bur to eye measurement.

ps, this mount will be mounted on a replacement cape 34" neck.



:)

Kerby...
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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2012, 05:44:35 PM »

coorsguy, if you have a javelina to be mounted, let me know.

I also measure just about everything that comes in for future reference.  Here is a 330+ bull that shows the antler bur to eye measurement.

ps, this mount will be mounted on a replacement cape 34" neck.



:)

Kerby...

If going on a replacement cape that measurement is useless isn't it?
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« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2012, 06:04:54 PM »

Not that Kerby needs my help, but I'm fairly certainhis reference pic is in response to the "4-inch pedical space above the base of skull" comment from earlier-

...whatever that means.
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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2012, 06:54:26 PM »

Yes Bob, I was just showing what a nice size bull measurements were.  The replacement cape is 34".  The bull that came in was probably similar in size.  I have no idea what the measurements were on coorsguy's elk before he took it to the taxidermist, nor what they are in the picture he posted after it was mounted.

I was just showing what 4" looks like on a large bull.

Cheers,

Kerby...
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« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2012, 10:38:55 PM »

don't judge an unfinished head and don't ask other taxidermists to critique it.either you're happy or you're not from a consumers point of view once you receive it.

ditto

ditto again!
ditto on your dittoing ditto
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« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2012, 11:06:36 PM »

It's hard to tell much from a bad photo.  Digital cameras can distort proportions sometimes.  The best advice is if you're happy with it, don't complain.  It does seem like the taxidermist took way too long and didn't communicate, but he did complete the mount, didn't run off with your mount or money, etc.  If you're happy with the mount, I would pay him.  The fact that he offered to take a loss says a lot about his character.  The fact that you didn't name him and kept trying to work it out says a lot about yours.
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« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2012, 09:38:18 AM »

personally I think people will see horns and not even notice anything from their down, very nice bull I would love to have your problem.
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« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2012, 05:41:58 PM »

  gab...has given you the best advise...hard to tell by photos.....drying time varies...i live in colorado//i let all my elk dry 2 weeks ,and thensome..just depends on the weather time of the year...so if your happy its time and money well spent...
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« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2012, 12:42:39 AM »

Thanks for all the responses guys.

He called me yesterday and said I could pick it up when I got off of work, he had some paint to touch up etc.  Called at 330, no answer.  After that, he shut his phone off.  Same thing today.  Frustrating.

BUT, draw results came out yesterday, and I drew a bull tag for the same unit I got this guy in.  Gonna be some work getting one as nice as this guy.  If you knew the story how easy this bull was, you'd chit yourself.  So easy I almost felt guilty  ;D
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« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2012, 12:53:08 AM »

Some elk hunts are extremely easy.

:)

Kerby...
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« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2012, 07:28:08 PM »

Lucky duck  ;)  Congrats...I drew a big goose egg  >:(
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