Deer Form Head Size

Submitted by Steve on 12/20/05 at 3:07 PM. ( )

I have been using McKenzie forms for all my whitetails for several years. I really like them, but it often seems like the heads are too small. Not length wise but fullness wise. There is always alot of hide to move around. The rest of the form always fits nice.
I mount mostly big Pennsylvania deer and they usually have big old heads.
Any suggesstions? Thanks.

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This response submitted by Marc R on 12/20/05 at 4:29 PM. ( )

I use and like McKenzie forms, as well as Buckeye, they seem to work great on our slightly smaller and more petite southern deer. I think Buckeye is more squared or block headed, so you may want to give them a try. They were originally from Ohio. I used a Allred form once, and it had a friggin head like a horse, which I found strange since he's out of NC also. Most Pa deer I've mounted have had gigantic noggins, but mounted up on McKenzie forms without problems. Kind of looked out of portion to the rest of the body, but that's just my opinion.I don't know if any of what I said helps you or not, but it may be something to look into.


This response submitted by Bill Richards on 12/20/05 at 5:18 PM. ( )

Van Dykes or Matuska. I mount deer from Michigan, and they usally have the "square" head look. I've had great success using these forms.


This response submitted by paul k on 12/20/05 at 9:37 PM. ( )

A few weeks back, pa. deer had small narrow heads and we needed special forms for those also.

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This response submitted by B on 12/21/05 at 10:28 AM. ( )

Pa. deer do have small heads. it's the Pa taxidermists that have the big ones.

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This response submitted by Brian noody on 12/21/05 at 12:15 PM. ( )

Steve, Since you are already using McKenzie why don't you try Meder forms. I have had the same issue with the McKenzie forms being in Western New York. The Meder forms seem do do really well.

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