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" Game Head Of The Month " July 2021

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Steven Klee, Jul 10, 2021.

  1. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    Welcome everyone to Game Head of the Month, a critique free thread where we can all gather to both admire and inspire...

    All talent and experience levels are represented here which makes this particular thread a unique learning tool of great value when used positively......

    So understanding that, THANK YOU to those who go the extra mile to share.

    Best, Steve
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  2. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

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  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

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  5. BO-N-ARO

    BO-N-ARO Hunt hard but hunt safe!

    Finished these recently. Nice to get a break from all whitetail. 54AFDE31-11B4-4687-BF39-872B8DA5D066.jpeg F06A3CA4-FBDE-4DDC-8A6F-1F4B587615D3.jpeg EF57034D-2CD3-4715-BEAC-90BB97D3FCDA.jpeg
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  6. ShawnCrose

    ShawnCrose Member

    The old pack mount first one I’ve ever done turned out pretty cool

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  7. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Are you open to criticism?
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  8. ShawnCrose

    ShawnCrose Member

    Always I take it as a learning lesson
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  9. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Ok great , as i like your concept, I feel you were going for a dead deer being carried out on the pack , what it looks like is a neck mounted deer head sat on a rolled up hide . The main thing I’m saying is it looks like a mounted deer , not a dead head . I use just a change out head , as when most people pack a critter out they get as much meat off as possible, the head would be tied down into pack not setting upright with a 30 lb neck roast kinda thing . Not sure how many years you have been doing this but use reference on every thing, to include dead mounts . Not busting just informing. Hope this helps a tad
  10. ShawnCrose

    ShawnCrose Member

    Thanks 13 for the info I appreciate it it will help me if I do some more of these
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  11. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Now that is a well explained critique. Excellent
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  12. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Well-Known Member

    I agree that that was very well explained critique and no doubt helpful. Just a second opinion on the over all look of the mount. The way I look at it is . . . maybe if your carrying the meat out anyway leaving it in the skin would be an option? The thing that sells the look of the mount is the deer's position on the pack. It's the way it's tied to the pack by the antlers. It's head would be in that position. Neck meat wise I get deer in all season where the neck meat is gone and where it's all there. I see both sides just wanted to comment I feel the deer mount makes sense and is anatomically correct. JMO
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  13. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    A sneak I just finished - don’t do many of these.
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  14. neo007

    neo007 Well-Known Member

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  15. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    An elk re-mount with detachable antlers.
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  16. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

  17. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    A really nice 8 point I just finished. I am getting close to finishing last season’s mounts…I might even be able to squeeze something in for myself!!!
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  18. BO-N-ARO

    BO-N-ARO Hunt hard but hunt safe!

    Don’t work on many doe, but I shot this 8/9 year old gal with my bow last year in Kansas. In the wild her white ears shinned and really stood out. The back of ear ears have a large area with no hair and the tips looked worn off. D4939107-52B9-4AC0-A021-3A6B07819B3D.jpeg
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  19. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

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