I thought I’d share this special mount with you all. Last November my dad at age 84 shot his biggest deer. He hadn’t hunted for the last 3 years and thought he was done for good, but I kept after him. He doesn’t drive any distance anymore and lives over 200 miles away. I told him that I will come pick him up and take him home if we could just have one more hunt together. He said he didn’t want to burden me with that but I finally was able to convince him. I own 36 acres in SE Minnesota with 5x8 insulated blind with a heater in it or otherwise he would have stayed home with Ma. On morning number five the top buck in the photo came by at just over a 100 yards and Dad did the rest. He was there when I shot my first deer and now I was there for what was probably his last. The bottom buck in the photo was taken in 1963 and was his best for 51 years. It needed to be remounted and I thought they would look nice together. We delivered them this weekend. He was a very happy man and wanted to know how much he owed me. I just smiled and told him he paid for them a long time ago taking me on all those hunting and fishing trips. He’s the reason I’m a taxidermist. He said thank you. The black & white photo is me at 3 years old petting the deer from 1963 (bottom buck in the mount). The bottom buck is on a Meder head up and the top buck is on a Meder semi sneak.