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Elk shoulder mount problem

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by jmd4419, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. I did something very stupid, I mounted a 337 class elk on my stand and forgot to see if the antlers cleared the wall. Finished the elk and the customer picked it up. A few hours later he called and told me that the antlers hit the wall and he cannot hang it up. Is there anything available as far as a panel or rock habitat I can use to attach to the elk so i don't have to take the elk apart?????
    thank you
     
  2. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

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    Take it apart and do it right, it's no big deal and it will make your customer happy.
     

  3. hfparker

    hfparker New Member

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    http://www.animalsinmotion.net/
    This may help you.
     
  4. Justin2011

    Justin2011 New Member

    Did the exact same thing one time but I caught it before I sewed it up!! took a board and layed it on the back of the mount to make sure the horns would clear! the elk I do from now on will be the antler clearance forms!
     
  5. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    I'm with Jerry on this one, he may not want the habitat.
     
  6. davehyer

    davehyer Active Member

    just knock a hole in the drywall where the antler hits. ;D ;D.

    Just kidding, but that's not an easy fix.
     
  7. James Marsico

    James Marsico Well-Known Member

    Here is the good news: you will not make that mistake again.
     
  8. bowhunter132

    bowhunter132 Member

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    how much clearance are you lacking?this may work depending on how much hide you tacked in the back.get some 3/4 plywood and set elk on top of it trace out the outline cut the plywood and screw to the backboard .check for clearance if you need more repeat /
     
  9. duxdown

    duxdown New Member

    Well those animal in motion hangers are nice but dang there proud of them!