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elkhunter1234
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« on: April 07, 2012, 07:47:22 AM »

Hi guys.... thought i would post some pictures of some owls that i have a taxidermist from Lethbridge Alberta do for me, the turned out AWESOME and I'm very pleased with how they turn out, Goggle Art of Taxidermy in Lethbridge and look at some of his birds of pray, they are amazing.

Jim..


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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 07:50:32 AM »

one more.


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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 07:59:39 AM »

OK i lied, last two for sure


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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 11:57:55 AM »

Nice mounts where do you live? Also how can you legally have them?
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 12:29:15 PM »

Beautiful work he does. I had the opportunity to mount Great Horned, Barn and Pygmy Owls for the local museum many moons ago.  Back then there were no manikins so you had to use the skulls and carefully clean the schlerotic rings for the eyes.  Joe
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 12:36:23 PM »

Nice mounts where do you live? Also how can you legally have them?
I live in Alberta, they were both road kills that i look to F/W and got "found dead wilflife" permits to have them mounted
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 04:46:22 PM »

I have mounted quite a few over the years for the fish and game. They are so beautiful and I would like to work on more.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 05:06:47 PM »

Looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 07:39:52 PM »

Duckmounter, hook up with the local Natural History Museums or colleges.  Most have the required permits to keep road kills for educational purposes.  If the permit is up to date you can offer your services. They will want a no charge in exchange for recognition, especially the non-profits, but there may be money involved. The local community college wanted me to bid on a job for them. They had about 75 specimens, mostly song birds. I turned it down for fear that would tie me up for months and prevent me from taking in regular customers. I knew the taxidermist who took the job - he regretted it after starting!
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 10:41:59 PM »

I work in the ornithology lab at a college, I wish we could get someone to mount birds for us.  I bet we have over 500 in the freezers.  Right now we rely on undergrad volunteers (and me when I have extra time!) to mount them.  I've only mounted them as "museum specimens" which are just lying on their backs to be stored in drawers and don't take that long to do because there's no finish work involved (no painting, no eyes, etc).  It would be nice if we had more realistic standing mounts.  All of the standing mounts we have were mounted in the 30s and 40s and have not aged well!
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012, 11:29:16 PM »

those owls are awesome... he did a great job
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 12:55:03 AM »

I work in the ornithology lab at a college, I wish we could get someone to mount birds for us.  I bet we have over 500 in the freezers.  Right now we rely on undergrad volunteers (and me when I have extra time!) to mount them.  I've only mounted them as "museum specimens" which are just lying on their backs to be stored in drawers and don't take that long to do because there's no finish work involved (no painting, no eyes, etc).  It would be nice if we had more realistic standing mounts.  All of the standing mounts we have were mounted in the 30s and 40s and have not aged well!

I know what you mean. They are called "study skins" and there is a lot of data that is recorded with each skin. Things like sex, weight, even the ovaries are measured. I have seen representations of a single specie going back 60 to 75 years and you can see the difference in coloration and pattern as the years progress - adaptation to environment, maybe.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 09:18:22 PM »

Joe, next rime refer them to me , I wont regret ;) That is what I mostly do, mounting a freeze burn sparrows  ;D and a study skins
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 04:24:33 PM »

Nice mounts where do you live? Also how can you legally have them?
I live in Alberta, they were both road kills that i look to F/W and got "found dead wilflife" permits to have them mounted

Cool.  I wish our DNR here in the states had the sense to let us get "found dead" permits for birds of prey.  They get his all the time on the roads and it is such a waste to let them rot on the side of the road.
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