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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by animalxii, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. animalxii

    animalxii New Member

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    Hey everyone,
    Ive never entered a competition before and i think i'd like to try. I was wondering if this mount is worth entering?
    what do you guys think???
     
  2. animalxii

    animalxii New Member

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    I have more pics, just cant seem to post more than one.
     

  3. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

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    Yes. It is a good idea to enter, or even just attend. The first thing I noticed was that you arm pit is way off.
     
  4. animalxii

    animalxii New Member

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    the arm looks too high up right? i think it is because my form was bigger than it should have been.
     
  5. after the shot

    after the shot N.E.A.T. Board Member

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    It deffinitely is worth entering. You then can see your score sheet and get a critique from the judge. You will learn so much by entering or attending a competition. Good luck
     
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Yes that is a very good mount to take to a show, you really are not compeating until you are chasing ribbons in the advanced levels. That is a good one to take for a critique. For get the word "competition" Go for the critique. Next year you can compeat.
     
  7. animalxii

    animalxii New Member

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    Thanks guys,
    I can't wait to go to my first "Critique" Aug. 2 New york, is anyone else going to be there?
     
  8. AndyH

    AndyH New Member

    I wish I could go! Not to enter a mount, but maybe some carvings... Oh well, maybe next year...
     
  9. mike g

    mike g Active Member

    If you are willing to learn, don't ever think it is not worthy of taking. Even the best in the room learns something even if they don't admit it.
     
  10. animalxii

    animalxii New Member

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    why can't you go??

    I'll always be willing to learn thats what you have to do to be the best, and i want to be the best ;)
     
  11. Mr. T had talked me into going to the Michigan Competition and I tell you what that was an awesome experiance and learned a ton. Not only were the seminars very informative but the critiques for the judges just can't be beat both in the Competition world and the commercial world. I now feel better about my taxidermy ability and the quality of mount my customers would be recieving.
     
  12. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    I now feel better about my taxidermy ability and the quality of mount my customers would be recieving.

    That says a bunch Chris! Money worth spent wasn't it.
     
  13. AndyH

    AndyH New Member

    Being my age, I can't drive, and I'm not going to make somebody go through all the trouble just to drive me. Also, I believe it costs money? Lots of money?!
     
  14. AndyH

    AndyH New Member

    And by the way, nice deer! I would take it to the show, and if you want to get better, practice, and use your reference!
     
  15. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Andy H, it's not that exspencive, the show would run anywhere between $50 to $100. The cost is in lodging if you have to drive a distance to the show and need to stay somewhere.
     
  16. animalxii

    animalxii New Member

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    Andy H,
    Where do you live? I live near Rochester, if your close i could probably hook you up with a ride. i remember not being able to drive..no fun! Also are you a member to the taxidermy association of new york? i think thats all you need which is $35.
     
  17. These competitions are definitely money well spent.