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A deer I just did for practice. Its my 6th

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by HUNT2DAY, Mar 13, 2008.


    HUNT2DAY New Member

    Here's a deer I did for practice. Its my 6th mount and the first one I did in my new shop I made in my basement. Please let me know what you think.



  2. mitchson1

    mitchson1 New Member

    looks pretty good to me.

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    The deer looks good but your ear butts are about twice as long as they should be. Shorten the ear butts. For your 6th, it's really pretty good.

    HUNT2DAY New Member

    Thanks George, I know the ear butts are long. I have the ear canal up against the form and could not get them any shorter. My friend told me to dig the form out a little next time and that should shorten the butts up. If you have any more suggestions I would appreciate it.
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    You may THINK you have the ear canals against the manikin, but I assure you, you don't. The ear canal from the external ear opening into the skull cavity is less than two inches. Most earliners with butts have just about this much clearance and if your plastic ear butt isn't able to be nailed directly to the manikin, they you have too much clay in them. The outside measurement considered by QDMA for judging quality deer is that the antlers stick outside the ear tips. The "standard" ear tip to ear tip measurement on the "average" deer is only 14 inches. I'd bet your ears are 16 inches or more from tip to tip.
  6. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

    That is some real good advice George. I think many people reading this will get alot better looking ears as a result. Also the mount looks real good for your sixth good job.
  7. Deerslayer08

    Deerslayer08 Active Member

    The deer looks good to me besides the ears. follow George's advice and you'll be set! keep it up!
  8. Bojack

    Bojack "PR" Moro's Nocturnal Timber Ghost

    George is right, thats the first thing I noticed when I saw the pic. Everything else looks nice and clean though. Keep up the good work.
  9. dp

    dp New Member

    keep chuggn
  10. looks pretty good to me... ears have been commented on with good advice on fixin in the future... keep at it