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If you were mounting your personal deer this week....

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Bluebloodtaxi, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Bluebloodtaxi

    Bluebloodtaxi New Member

    what form/pose would you choose?
     
  2. EC ARCHER

    EC ARCHER New Member

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    I would be using the McKenzie 8900 wall pedestal.
     

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    OTS and alter it into a wall ped.
     
  4. roonie

    roonie Member

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    i like the bigger coombs forms.........but.......i would alter the form so it would have some of my own personal traits. I would add perhaps 1 1/2 inches onto the backboard.....give it a roman nose (slightly)......give it jowls. ...change the shape of the nose pad a weee bit....basically turn it into a Saskatchewan deer.....lol

    I like a lot of forms out there but there are anatomical shapes that lack in some ...........just my two cents though. The bottom line is every deer we encounter to mount has its own fingerprint and any form will need alteration to accept that deer if we want a winning mount. This coming from a guy that has not mounted a deer for a few years now. Developed a real HE ...(double hockey sticks) allergic reaction to deer.
     
  5. Denton Shearin

    Denton Shearin 2009-Breakthrough Award, McKenzie Award,

    Ohio Taxidermy Supply, they are my new favorite form
     
  6. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    Second 2 Nature, southern series, semi sneak
     
  7. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    OTS with alpha nose without a doubt
     
  8. jhunter13

    jhunter13 Member

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    I was lucky enough to harvest a nice buck this year and this question has been haunting me since the day I shot it.
     
  9. Justin2011

    Justin2011 New Member

    I would have to go with an OTS!! I've only used their forms a couple times and fell in love!!
     
  10. I love the Matt Thompson SS series
     
  11. Just punted a customer deer on the 8900. Really liked it. Will be doing one of my own on it.

    Bruce
     
  12. point75

    point75 Active Member

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    Matt Thompson on 16-18" necks (I really like his mature look on small deer)

    OTS on 19-22" (you won't find a more symmetrical form)

    Ben Mears SUO on 23" and up (massive form with long lines and a very natural look)
     
  13. Harvestmoontaxi

    Harvestmoontaxi Lake of the woods walleyes

    8900!
     
  14. I'd be going OTS ss or the new 8500 ss Lancaster used a lot of them this last year and really liked the look, even if they weren't cheap
     
  15. duxdown

    duxdown New Member

    OTS for me.
     
  16. Mears
     
  17. OTS!!!
     
  18. ortegageno

    ortegageno Active Member

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    Lancaster, mule deer form cause we don't grow those funny looking whitetails around our neck of the woods. LoL
     
  19. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Gene Smith for me !!
     
  20. dhart

    dhart Active Member

    Bruce, I just mounted two 8900's last week, client wanted something different. I really like the look.