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Elk Nostril Reference

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by 3bears, May 5, 2022.

  1. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    As the title mentions, does anyone have good clear reference pics of elk nostrils that they would be willing to share. I've been perusing the internet but not finding any clear pics. I prefer to cut the nose off the form and carve my nostrils from the back and then reinstall.
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not but it the same as a deer just bigger . I’ve taken blue in masters using that method.
     
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  3. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    That's how I did my last elk, I was guessing they were similar but I always strive to do better on the next one.
     
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I gotcha, the interior lobes if that’s what there called lol are just a little fuller and has more arch if that makes sense and in color they aren’t as fleshy pink . Good luck in your search.
     
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  5. Denton Shearin

    Denton Shearin 2009-Breakthrough Award, McKenzie Award,

    I cut the muzzle off an elk that was brought in for an antler mount and had it freeze dried.
    Best reference ever!!
     
  6. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    care to share pics?
     
  7. Whitetails1

    Whitetails1 Craig C.

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  8. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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  9. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Just a reminder as I know , you know this . But the opening of the nostrils will be different with whatever the attitude of the mount is representing .
     
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  10. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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  11. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lordrusty
     
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  12. Jean M

    Jean M Active Member

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    Great reference, thanks for sharing.
    Interesting shapes there.
     
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