G'day everyone. New to the forum and thought I would introduce myself as I'll be hanging around here a bit as I'm looking at trying my hand at a bit of taxidermy soon. My name is James and I live on the east coast of Australia, about an hour North of Sydney. Have access to a few different properties around NSW where I've hunted everything from bunnies, foxes, cats, goats, pigs up to Fallow deer. I'm sure a lot of you would know we have 6 species of deer in Australia, and I am yet to get something other than Fallow but I am working on it. I have been hunting for about 5 years now, and am starting to build up a few trophies which I'm very happy with, especially as time to get out hunting is hard to find for me unfortunately. I have been thinking about getting into mounting animals for a while and am going to have a red hot crack at it. I know it's not easy, and you get a lot of advice saying just take it to a professional. But it is something I am serious about learning, and pretty much just for my own personal use for my trophies. I'm just going to take my time and do as much research as I can. I am buying a couple of DVDs and I have a photo reference CD coming for fallow deer. I have two fallow capes getting tanned at the moment. One will be my first run on a small head, and IF I am happy with the result I will do my big head as well. This forum looks like an amazing resource so I will be trawling it thoroughly. I'll keep any questions to a minimum unless I can absolutely not figure out what I'm after. Here's a few pics of a couple of euro mounts I have done. A medium fallow, and a 33" feral goat, onto a backing of Ironbark timber cut from a dead tree limb that's been on the ground for 30+ years from the property the goat was shot. Fox skull Knife I made new scales for out of a cast fallow antler. My big fallow. Would love to get him up on the wall! Anyway, thanks for looking, and I look forward to learning as much as possible!