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"Your tear ducts are too open...."

Discussion in 'Deer & Gamehead Photos' started by kbauman, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. kbauman

    kbauman Active Member

    ......, every heard this from your competition judge before?

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  2. jasonb

    jasonb I think I'll keep her

    this is why a live deer will never take 1st place.LOL

  3. kbauman

    kbauman Active Member

    I read on here once, a correctly mounted deer will only have its nostrils open about a 1/4 of an inch, see.....

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  4. pberry

    pberry Member

    this is why we a competitors need open minded judges, that can see things as more than just "their way'' of thinking
  5. Sashakittythegreat

    Sashakittythegreat Beginner Taxidermist(2 mounts down)

    just bring that picture to a show lol
  6. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Heres another silly rule... "the front bottom lip doesnt extend beyond the width of the upper lip/nose pad"... yeah right. I love to tell people that most live deer dont know about our so-called taxidermy rules.

    But, having said that...dont bring a deer thats got a shrinkage problem that opens the tear duct, or a badly hogged out nostril, and then push a live deer in front of me that "proves its accurate"...cuz thats a whole nother thing, lol.

    Hey, some of us judges DO know what they look like, and whats a mechanical issue on a mount. :eek:
  7. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Ken if you don't mind, I'd like to add some to your thread.




    This doe carried her ears in this position all day and they never once came more than just level with her head on a horizontal plane.
  8. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Active Member

    She looks pretty ornery
  9. roundyracer

    roundyracer been to the mountain and seen the elephant.usmc 68

    When a note is placed on your mount instead of a ribbon,its time to refer to reference and pay attention in class.Lord help me mend my ways.