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Dead Game Mounts (birds)

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by gacciola15, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. gacciola15

    gacciola15 New Member

    So I'm looking to mount a snow goose as a dead game mount because it lost a lot of feathers along the chest and I want to hide that. I haven't done a dead game mount yet. any tips? or pictures?
    - Attach it straight to a peg on a wall or onto a plaque?
    - What works/looks best to tie the legs up with?
    - What position should the head be in?
    - any other pointers would be appreciated

  2. phoenix-cry

    phoenix-cry Active Member

    When I went to do my dead chuckar I held it up and took some photos before I skinned it so that I'd have a ref as to what he looked like dead. Nice and easy to get ref shots for dead mounts! I just tried to make it look like gravity was doing the work.

  3. Ditto on the reference photos. I would have it on a barn wood panel to help frame it in. Just having a bird hanging on your wall looks incomplete. I think most of the dead mounts I have seen are hanging from a noose type rope too.
  4. gacciola15

    gacciola15 New Member

    right on thanks for the replies. I found an old piece of wood it looks pretty good on