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Was wondering....what was your first mount?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Love2Hunt, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Love2Hunt

    Love2Hunt New Member

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    Just generally wondering what people did as their first mount....and whether you just grabbed the bull by the horns and did it or if you had help?
     
  2. jasonb

    jasonb I think I'll keep her

    Started on my own with no help and did a squirrel plastered to a wall.
     

  3. BVanKirk

    BVanKirk package deal

    read a bunch of books and put a black squirrel together during spring break
     
  4. crawdad

    crawdad New Member

    Same here
     
  5. rccub

    rccub New Member

    first mount was a eight point buck deer. i had read some books, but that was about it. i actually still have that mount. keeps me very humble. ;D
     
  6. My first was a deer, I'm self taught with a lot of help from here, vid's and books. You can only learn so much from that, you just have to do it, and again, and so on, and so on........ ;)
     
  7. The Ojibwa

    The Ojibwa New Member

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    I did a fox squirrel...it came out pretty bad but I keep it as a reminder of how far I've come. I would recommend skinning/fleshing a fresh specimen and then freeze to mount at a later date. When I did it I skinned, fleshed, and mounted all in one day...it was a sun-up to sun-down project. I am proud to say I'm self taught (not saying having a mentor is a bad thing...actually, I wish I had one!) but use this website as your helping tool. To say I had no help is a lie because I use this website constantly...but as far as having someone looking over my shoulder, I did not.
     
  8. jasonb

    jasonb I think I'll keep her

    I've had several mentors since the beginning.
     
  9. Matt

    Matt New Member

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    I mounted a coon, and my mom and dad still have it at their log home. I see it everytime I am there and I still think it looks pretty good for a first.
     
  10. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    Whitetail doe. I had helped hubby with his first ones but had never done one completely by myself 'til one day I got brave and took the doe out and did it.
     
  11. BVanKirk

    BVanKirk package deal

    my parents have my first pheasant... omg i want it to die
     
  12. TWinter

    TWinter Winter taxidermy

    My first specemin was a pigeon. :)
     
  13. BVanKirk

    BVanKirk package deal

    haha i destroyed a few pigeons
     
  14. Rabbit.... it was horrible!!!!
     
  15. My first was a 10 point deer I shot. I did a fleming mouth on it, semi sneak. He is in my shop.
     
  16. same here. a big road kill fox squirrel.
     
  17. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Active Member

    Years ago I mounted a cottontail rabbit head mount as my first effort. After a 20 year lapse I started back up and I dove right in with a WT shoulder mount. It was pretty bad!
     
  18. Brando24

    Brando24 New Member

    I was taught by Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy, Whitetail buck.
     
  19. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)


    Oh my @#$%&* I am biting my tongue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. i think i may know where you going there :D :D :D :D :D