Got my mount back!

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by early in, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. early in

    early in Grizzled Veteran

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    Got my crazy buck back from the taxi a few days ago. It's one I have numerous trail cam pics of, so it makes it cooler. I'm fairly happy with it, but not overly so. I think the work looks good, but when I look at it I think "that looks like a young deer". I know this is a 3.5 year old buck, but the mount seems to make it look younger. Thoughts?
     

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  2. elkguide

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    I'd love to see some different angles but that angle looks pretty good to me.
     
  3. grommel

    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I think he looks great! Congratulations on a great buck!!
     
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    Michael.herb Weekend Warrior

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    Looks great. Not sure that I'd guess 3.5 but who cares.
     
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    looks right to me. nice taxi work.
     
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    kurveball18 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Definately a nice deer and a nice mount, but I'd say more like a 2.5 if i had to guess.
     
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    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    Nice mount! Congrats!!
     
  8. Josh/OH

    Josh/OH Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I wouldn't have noticed it, if you hadn't pointed it out... but either way... dude, what a unique stud!!


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    Thanks. Where I hunt, a buck won't grow that much antler (not that it's a lot) in 2.5 years. Genetics are poor, and food sources are not abundant.
     
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    Nice mount! Congrats!
     
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    ash d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Looks good. No complaints. What does mount cost in your neck of the woods. We have a guy up here in NY that does an excellent job for 400 to 450. Turns them around in about 4 to 6 months.
     
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    Whoever did it did a nice job!
     
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    The going rate is around $500 in my region. Mine was $550.
     
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    What you're noticing is the mannikin might be a tad small. Lots of loose skin on the buck photographed, yours has none. The work looks clean though. Take a pin n push the hair in where it's sticking out of base. Nice buck
     
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    Western MA Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    awesome looking deer. Lots of character. Great looking mount too... congrats.
     
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    Daryl Bell Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Looks pretty good to me!
     
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    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Looks good to me, think he did a good job! Awesome buck, congrats!
     
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    Looks good and a nice buck.
     

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