Saw a mount yesterday at Bass Pro Shop that I really liked to look at, but don't know what it was.
I looked sort of like a Brahma: light colored, dewlap thingy under the neck ( clue me in on the right nomenclature there if you care to)sort of oxen looking with horns forming a pretty straight back-V.The horns were fairly smoothe, but had a thick spiral starting at the base and spiraling up the horn about 1/2 way.The spiral was widely spaced and tapered off to nothing.
I also was wondering, is a Shetland cow the same thing as a Sottish Highland?
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a greater kudu? http://classroomclipart.com/images/gallery/New/Animals/DSC_1230w.jpg
.....The animal was an Eland, dewlap and straight horns with a base that spirals. Yep, I'd say that it was an Eland.
has to be right.What Old Fart didn't say is that the Eland is from Africa and is the largest member of the antelope family.
Does kinda sound like an eland on second thought.http://www.visithoustontexas.com/summer-gallery/images/giant%20eland.jpg
looked at the pictures-neither of these are it.It really didn't resemble any member of the antelope family.Looked bovine except for the horns, and was a solid creamy white/sandy color about like a Brahma.Nearly oxen size.
straight all the way from base to tip and the spiral ridges looked as if they layed over the horn and wrapped arond the outside maybe 8 or 10 inches.Ears very bovine looking as well.Wider nose.
......I'm betting it's a rather POORLY mounted Eland.
Shetland cattle and Scottish Highland cattle aren't even close to being the same thing.
Kept searching, and yes old fart, a poorly mounted Eland it was.Man I have got to have one of those!
Once you kill one, if you need it poorly mounted call George. Ha ha Ha
Any of these?
http://www.ultimatehuntingadventures.net/images/Taxidermy/Exotics/ShoulderMounts/Nilgai.JPG Probably this one.
This is a different kind of eland-
Eland alright, Eland on a bison form?It was indeed poorly mounted but the horns are it.I really want one of those.
Are you willing to pay for one?
Going to Africa this year, I can get you one
BPS will buy almost an collection of mounts, some are good quality some are not, some mounts may be 100 years old. BPS bought out a museum in east central Kansas that even had black and white footage of the animals being taken. I cannot remember the peoples name, the lady was one of the first to be recorded shooting cape buffalp.
We were commenting at BPS on the different vintage stuff.I think the vintage stuff is great, especially the stuff you can tell is very old but still looks like a somewhat convincing representation.I see mounts now and then like that, and visualize that victorian era taxidermist and how he must have done his work.I saw a picture recently of some taxidermist in the '2os wearing lab coats and ties and looking very formal and respectable.
Alex, what would a cape and horns set me back?I will need both arms-but may be able to give up a leg.I love african but continuosly here horror stories about buying stuff and receiving it in barely useable condition due to having been skinned/fleshed/turned and tanned there buy local butchers.If you were to have one I don't guess I'd have to worry.