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Tips for Doing first Whitetail Deer

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Colin Lackey, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Colin Lackey

    Colin Lackey New Member

    Hey Taxidermy Net users, Iam Colin Lackey. Iam new to this site. A friend suggested this site. So Iam trying it out and being on it for 30 min. I realize this is such a great site for Diehard Taxidermy people(Like me). Iam just starting a whitetail deer which I shot just out of Eleva,Wisconsin( It is a little town in west WI its where I live). So Iam asking if any of you folks can give me tips. I will show pics along the way of my deer.

    Colin M. R. Lackey
  2. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Get rick`s whitetail DVD set , and watch before you begin.

  3. vadeerhunter

    vadeerhunter New Member

    X1000 Excellent Video!!!
  4. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    You guys are no help at all. He's new here ... I can hear him asking "Who's Rick?" Next time, try doing this for people ...

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    Welcome, Colin. Good luck, and my condolences! ;) ;D

  5. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    Wait Rusty,, maybe they are telling him to get my video....

    oh crap,,, I don't have a video...

    Alright,, follow LordRusty's advise..
  6. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    LOL! Now that's funny! [​IMG]

  7. MB in NC

    MB in NC Aim small. Miss small.

    Rick Carter's whitetail A-Z DVD is worth every penny.
  8. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    Click on my banner and watch the free videos they will get you started, Then buy Rick Carters video!
  9. fozziebear

    fozziebear Active Member

    Yup Taz's video are priceless for a beginner...I definately spent alot of time watching them when I got started. Good luck and ask any question's ya got right here if ya get stumped, there are ton's of people ready and willing to help ya out!
  10. Twisted.

    Twisted. Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

    besides watching Ricks video over and over and over and over.........Get some reference and study till you cant anymore. Learn what goes where, and how different parts react when they move a certain way. Dont guess.
  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Here is a good article with photos and tips.

  12. Colin Lackey

    Colin Lackey New Member

    Thanks everbody these are some very helpful tips I shall use them.

    Colin Lackey
  13. Colin,

    I am in Rushford, MN about 75 miles from you. If you want to come to my shop on a Saturday, we can do it together if you want. Send me a PM or call me at (507) 864-7508

    Bruce Norton

  14. Dang! That kind of tip right there will save you alot of trouble and mistakes. Great opportunity to learn more in a day than you will in a year by trial and error.
  15. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    If you don't take the offer from Bucknut you are missing a good opportunity. If you go into it ready and willing to learn you will get farther and faster than trying to teach yourself.
  16. backcountrychad

    backcountrychad Active Member

    X2, that is a very nice gesture. U better take advantage.
  17. Steven .B

    Steven .B New Member

    Take him up on the offer I'm self taught with a few tips here and there and it will save a lot up errors. I'm on my 60th whitetail and have it done close but not quite as good as I want... This will make you better faster!!!!!!