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BOTM May 2023

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, May 1, 2023.

  1. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I think it is kind of a waste of a nice bird and a shell bag but I think it looks nice any way. What do you all think? PXL_20230518_201558526.PORTRAIT.jpg
     
  2. Leonard "Tazman" Qualls

    Leonard "Tazman" Qualls Active Member

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    Looks cool to me. Very real/believable. But I'd do a 2nd bird on it's belly showing off all the blues and greens.
     
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  3. spurhunter

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    I'd have to put it in a glass case with a spent shell or two a few droplets of water and some debri of some sort. Sorry if that offends. I love that mount.
     
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  4. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    No offense, I like that suggestion and will suggest it to the customer.
     
  5. cuttindux

    cuttindux Member

    IMG_7462.jpeg IMG_7429.jpeg IMG_7353.jpeg F5EE05DA-7857-409B-A9F2-8D131FC27F99.jpeg IMG_6900.jpeg IMG_6898.jpeg Hi there. Haven’t posted in a while. Here’s a few from this month finished up.
     
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  6. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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  7. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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  8. Wildthings

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    One of the worst shot turkeys I've done. The entire right scapular group was shot off
    2021 Sivek Rio Turkey final.jpg
     
  9. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    The one I am in the process of mounting was missing a whole scap. I stole one from my second turkey to replace it. I save most skins, scaps and heads in case I ever need replacements.
     
  11. Crittrstuffr

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    To me turkeys are a challenge with all their parts . . . LOL
     
  12. spurhunter

    spurhunter Well-Known Member

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    Pardon but I gotta comment here. Just an amateur so take it with a grain of salt opening my mouth with real taxidermists in the room. Fella I did a fan wing mount for two years ago had shot the bird three times. Was a cancer fund raiser and he won the bid. Asked afterward what I charged for a mount I replied $$$ + $50 for each additional shot. You did some darn good work there.
     
  13. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Me too but I ain't killed one in 3 years. Replacement stuff is gone

    Thank you sir. He had to know it was bad cuz he requested wall mount, straight left.
    From the damage, that bird was quartering toward him on the right side facing him. Most of the feathers are gone on the right side of the neck, right side of the circular cape behind the head and front half of the right scaps. And it was shot with 7 1/2 or 8s. Probably less than ten yards cuz the damage was so concentrated
     
  14. Crittrstuffr

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    Your a better taxi than I am with that much damage I'd have the famous "well now we can discuss Tail, Beard and Spur mounts" and the dreaded not every bird that's shot is mountable. I hate those talks :confused:
     
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