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Everything I researched said never attempt a bear. Well what did I do, I attempted a bear. It turned out great. Now it was a beast and took a...
Roll up, plastic bag, and freeze.
I use the Mckenzie products. So far everything has tanned well and lasted. I just rehydrated one of my first mounts for a redo and had no problems.
He's a long haired red dachshund. He walked around with a chunk missing after I repaired a fox ear.
I have a very unconventional way of fixing slips. I trim a little hair off my dog, glue it on, trim to match, and paint.
Finished up my first bear. I'm envious of the awesome pics others take of their mounts. Any tips on taking pics of mounts?
It looks really good. I feel like it needs a good grooming though.
I was taught to do it that way and it's always worked well for me. I know a lot will throw into a pickle without salting but I was taught it helps...
No don't let it dry, usually 24-48 hours depending on the hide.
I did one too and it came out great.
I put a pack of venison on the dryer one time and it got covered by a towel. I thought something huge had died in my laundry room.
Don't forget to salt after fleshing before the pickle.
1. Skin and split
2. Salt and drain
4. Shave and return to pickle
Bear from December and first turkey ever. First time ever turkey hunting and called him myself.
I think I've had enough as well.
It actually does. My stitches are virtually invisible. I look at a coyote mount I had done a few years ago and I would be embarrassed if my work...
I have an associate's in applied science, a BSN, and MSN. I'm a family nurse practitioner but I do taxidermy as a hobby.
That is actually pretty cool.
I agree. I think a decent repair job would be way better than a new cape. For a button buck may as well just do a completely new one. A doe cape...
I'd make absolutely clear he wants a different cape. That may be a sentimental mount.