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Given Full Creative Licesnce On A Unique Deer And I Can’t Make Up My Mind.

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Clovis Point, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    BBA4ED2C-791B-4086-A3EB-237B254114F8.jpeg 246399E8-9B5E-4329-9642-A1F38518C0DB.jpeg E918DDBF-BCC6-4A12-A21F-B39F6C3426AA.jpeg 88B35D59-7F96-4D2C-9742-A7496BFE8187.jpeg 2D761FA7-D86E-41C2-8EEA-6E719282BE6E.jpeg 2ED578CD-B6C5-4761-B849-C1D25350262E.jpeg 84D20AB5-5934-4F52-88D8-B54D4D4A364A.jpeg EFE44CF5-BA05-4C73-A70D-09CC89E29B78.jpeg 5E84C99C-D9D4-40FC-AF7E-E8AAF94F0457.jpeg 1B516989-AAA1-40E8-A361-CDDB46EA040D.jpeg BBA4ED2C-791B-4086-A3EB-237B254114F8.jpeg 246399E8-9B5E-4329-9642-A1F38518C0DB.jpeg E918DDBF-BCC6-4A12-A21F-B39F6C3426AA.jpeg 88B35D59-7F96-4D2C-9742-A7496BFE8187.jpeg It was the very first deer of non-youth open season I had show up at the shop and I told the folks that every year there was that one deer that everybody who comes through my shop talks about when they come in and look at all the racks hanging from the joists and that this year, there’s was going to be that deer. It was an older lady’s first ever deer. Her and her husband werent my typical customer.... very eccentric in an amiable kind of way. Open minded. I believe I want to make this my competition Deer this year.

    Anyway, they gave me full creative license and I just can’t make up my mind what direction I want to go with it... i’ve been mocking up the antlers on every form I have in my shop and the more I see it on about the only thing I have decided is I don’t want to do a semi sneak. I like the idea of going against the typical dogma and accentuating the little side, but aesthetically it does look better as a RT. I think when I put it on uprights and semi uprights I kind of like the way it looks with like a proud posturing…

    But the deer was definitely a scrapper, with a half a dozen notches in his ears and a massive gash on his right eyebrow (go figure), Which makes me kind a like it on an aggressive form- but I loathe mounting aggressive postures because I don’t like doing pinned down ears. If I go to the aggressive route I will do the flash straight back style ears and not the pinned down ones.... I remounted a Mckenzies 64D last year twice over not being happy with those damn ears.

    I am absolutely not a fan of Cracker Barrel’s and straights in general for the same reason the majority of y’all aren’t, because no deer is truly symmetrical and without a turn the human eye sees those imbalances as imperfections because we subconsciously see symmetry as beauty. But I almost feel like I DIG the Cracker Barrel look simply because it stands in such stark contrast again to the common way of thinking popular within the industry today.

    give me some opinions help me think this out.
  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I mount them semi-upright straight often. I just mounted a deer similar to yours, I thought a right turn made him look better than a straight. I'll try to post a photo later today.

  3. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you should have asked them for more input .
  4. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    I have one that is some what like that one. I did a semi-sneak offset left and hung it in a corner with the right side next to the wall. Shows of the big side and not so much the small side.
  5. drob

    drob Active Member

    I like the #30 pose.
  6. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I would think she wants the odd side showing, to me 64 D head down from McKenzie left turn will show everything great
  7. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    Send them this picture and tell them that this is about as creative as it gets. 44AD164A-4D00-4E77-8C08-5F372313F58C.jpeg
    Westcoast and big dan like this.
  8. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Left turn aggressive head tilt down. I would put that right side front and center.
  9. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    it seems the general consensus is pretty close to what my gut was telling me. I am either going to do it on a James 900 LT or an aggressive (64d style). The James 900 is the one with a 30 written on it but the next size down... Ill have to lengthen the muzzle a little but I'm comfortable with that . still cant decide but I have atleast narrowed it down to to.
  10. Westcoast

    Westcoast Active Member

    I’m gonna vote for the McKenzie 64D left turn aggressive. The weak side is probably what made him a bruiser. I bet he gored the crap out of a lot of other bucks. I imagine he was proud of that.
    Tanglewood Taxidermy likes this.
  11. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

    At some point the straight upright will get really popular again if billed as the "retro look".
  12. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Can’t stand a straight form and won’t mount one .