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Ear Shape Error?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by BowBoy77, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. BowBoy77

    BowBoy77 New Member

    I’m on my way from work to the taxidermist. I don’t think he’s on this site. Not sure how I’m going to go about this but this has been an upsetting day to say the least lol thanks guys I appreciate it so much
  2. kythunter

    kythunter New Member

    It could be that the left ear was laying against something to cause the "dent". The whole ear is tilted up so the clay and bondo had to be soft. It either left the taxidermists shop like that or maybe was leaning on something when you took it home but again if the clay was hard the ear wouldn't have moved. Regardless sub-par work. Let us know the outcome.

  3. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    After looking at that left eye, particularly that goofy looking spot under the eye, along with the match on the coloration behind the nose pad, I can say that that is definitely your original cape. That just means though that the ear got messed up during the mounting process. Fixing that though will be tough, if not impossible without a remount.
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  4. Jackson1814

    Jackson1814 Active Member

    I agree with Trophy specialist.....same cape.....but something obviousely happened to that ear.
  5. Dwb5

    Dwb5 Active Member

    I think its the same cape as well. How did it go when you went back to the taxidermist?
  6. BowBoy77

    BowBoy77 New Member

    Hey what’s up guys giving an update on my mount. Talked to owner on the phone before I came out. Told him I had posted on a taxidermy website wondering if I was overreacting and told him what I was hearing from you guys. Right away he told me to bring it back to fix. Said it’s his reputation. He wanted a picture of the ear so I sent it to him, wanted to know if the buck was fighting. Sent him pic of deer after he was shot and clear as day he saw it wasn’t right. Got there went straight to the back of shop where they work. They didn’t know if it happened during the mounting process and mentioned he didn’t know it was off without a picture of deer in the field so assumed it was good. I forgot to mention there was a younger kid there and owners son (probably my age around 30) I did not see them in the shop prior to picking up the mount a few days ago. They said they had to take him off the mount and it would take about a week and they will fix it.

    Was walking out looking at all the finished bucks on the wall waiting to be picked up by customers, heard the younger kid say “I mounted it but didn’t notice the ear had a chunk missing.” So that explains everything. Smh
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  7. Rausch

    Rausch Well-Known Member

    It sounds like your getting it worked out. Good job
  8. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I'll be interested to see how they can fix a botched bondo ear in one week.
  9. AZ~Rich

    AZ~Rich " Africa" never fails to satisfy

    I’m pretty sure it is your cape. Notice the small white hair patch (size & shape) on the dorsal midline edge of nose pad. It appears identical to the field pics. Throat patch could look different due to stretching this area over a larger neck form, photo lighting differences, cleaning, etc. Still a poor job on the ears. Bring it back and ask him about them. If he’s reputable, he’ll know that you are dissatisfied and may offer to do something or give you a discount on your other deer mount. If not find another taxidermist.
  10. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Well-Known Member

    Damaged ear or not those ears are Jacked up. Never would have left my shop looking like that and wouldn't have paid for it looking like that. Lesson learned I wouldn't give him more work if it was me too many good taxi's out there. Sad you only get your first deer once.