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The most special mount I have done...

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by GC, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. GC

    GC New Member

    In the nearly ten years I have mounted birds I have done hundreds of them that I have truly enjoyed but this mount means more than any of them...
    My son has hunted with me that last two seasons but this year was his first time as the hunter. He is 7yrs old and these are the first two birds he shot on our first hunt with him as the hunter this past October. I never would have imagined a blue wing teal and shoveler hen would mean so much to me but having the birds and the shells and the story he wrote really put in perspective what this is all about... I will never mount another bird that means more to me than these two... I hope someday when he is grown he looks at them the way I do and remembers that special day...

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  2. This is awesome. Congrats to your son!

  3. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    Great mount and wonderful story and I think your son will thank you, when he is grown, that you have done this for him.
    It is the same witjh a dogs first retrieve, that are some special mounts, that you look at in an other way,

  4. Wow what an awesome story! I tip my hat to guys like you that take the time to take kids out and teach them and pass on the sport! Also wonderful looking birds!! I tired doing a dead mount and it ended up being one of the hardest for me. Congrats to your son and hope that he chooses to continue on hunting and will do the same for his kids.
  5. priceless, congrats.
  6. Adam Edwards

    Adam Edwards Member

    Really cool and that is a good looking mount. My most fond memories i have of my dad and i are hunting ones as i'm sure, is the same for a lot of us.
  7. critterstuffr

    critterstuffr New Member

    Hope that's a look into my future. My son just turned 4 in October and this year we have been trapping together been getn a few coyotes and coon plus one mink and a big red fox. Tanning a set of furs for his room. He was a late in life present he's 4 I'm 51 . . . yep u do the math. LOL Congratz can't wait for my turn to do a mount like that.
  8. M.T.

    M.T. Active Member

    So he was a viagra baby eh critterstuffr? LOL
  9. EHile

    EHile Member

    His drawing is really fantastic as well C:
  10. DickGJ

    DickGJ Speak softly and carry a Big Stick!

    That is truly awesome! What a keepsake for the rest of his life. You gotta be proud papa! 8)
  11. duxrus

    duxrus Active Member

    That vine knocked the mount out of the park.....you made a shoveler hen into a piece of art.

    Now you have a hunting partner and a dang good excuse to go hunting more ;D
  12. And I have been being apprehensive about having kids because I thought it would decrease my hunting time! Haha, great way of looking at it!
  13. Nice!
  14. Megan :)

    Megan :) Well-Known Member

    Beautiful mount! Great story!
    I love hearing about kids going hunting. I have two of my own, a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old. Hopefully I'll be a good taxidermist when they bring back their first animals. :D
    Memories to last a lifetime!
  15. Great story, great mount, and I too love his picture. I have a two year old daughter and a son on the way. I already take my daughter out into the field but really look foward to when she can participate more!
  16. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    Neat story, but I actually like the mount a lot even without the story.
    The subtle colors are actually quite nice, and the overall composition makes it one that's still going to look good many years from now.
  17. critterstuffr

    critterstuffr New Member

    No need for that T. Lets just say . . . OK lets not say. : )
  18. I have had the same special memories of my son that will be turning 21 next month. Hunting hasn't been the same any more because he does alot of hunting on his own now and has become a excellent bow hunter. My daughter that is now 15 had no interest in hunting or the outdoors asked me the other day if she could go with me turkey hunting. I asked to just go along or actually hunt. She said she wanted to kill a gobbler. If we are lucky enough to kill one I may actually need to take that to Tim Jordan because that may be the most special mount I would have. Beautiful job by the way.
  19. Nice!!!
  20. WayneP

    WayneP New Member

    Assume mount and story! Can't help but notice his little story and picture that I assume he did at school. Here in PA my girlfriends boy drew a picture and story of a day on the lake in November for his story project. The day ended in several ducks and two geese one of which was banded. It was his first experience. I submitted the band on line and printed a certificate and I sent him to school with the band to attach to his poster board. Couldn't wait to see it posted in the hallway outside his classroom at the Christmas concert with all the other kids projects. Couldn't find it. Instead he brought a letter home before the holiday break saying he had additional time to pick another non violent topic. Go figure.....Obama lover.