nice mass 8 mounting

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by JERMSQUIRM, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    this is a buddie of mines first deer. he got it first season firearm with a shotgun. lucky dog. still pinned and drying. its not origional cape/coyotes got to it overnight.
     
  2. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Nice mounts! That reminds me I have a doe I have to pick up in january.
     

  3. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    That's a beautiful deer, and so is the one beside it! Good work. Yep, some people are just lucky. My husband mounted a deer years ago for a guy who killed his first deer, a huge buck. The body was so big, he had to order a large mule deer form to fit it! In fact, he mounted a mulie about the same time, & we made pictures of them together. We told the boy, "You realize, it'll probably never be this good again!" Haven't ever heard from him again; probably went on to kill some record book buck! Ha!
     
  4. DCcatfisher

    DCcatfisher New Member

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    Nice deer, I killed a decent 8 pointer this year I hope to be getting it back from the taxidermist before to much longer
     
  5. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    got this 8's eyes and nose airbrushed tonight. still need to lighten the inside of nostrals on him and gloss. same as the smaller one next to it. that was a buddies girlfriends first deer too.
     
  6. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Nice deer, both of em. I ain't even seen one like that in 40 years. There is incentive knowin they're out there, but if we're talkin trophy stuff, I got nowhere to go but up. Last year I got a six pt, but small basket, kinda cockeyed and the year before I got a spotted one. I got a long way to go.
     
  7. ladyfish50

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    Jeremy, that deer is beautiful. So sleek looking; beautiful cape. Good job, man. Keep up that great work.
     
  8. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    ya he shot the deer in illinois gun season. huge full swell neck. coyotes ate the throte out of it. he got in a big hurry and ordered a cape off the web from a south carolina taxidermist. he got an early season short hair cape with slender neck. turned out ok and mount looks good. he just expected a large neck but when he ordered the cape he got a 24" neck. but that was bottom measurment. should have been top behind ears. he likes it though. makes rack look bigger.

    also there was a tick rub (bare spot ) on the cape right to the right of the brisket just above front leg.(noticable in the bottom pic in first post.) and last pic i posted its barly noticable. still working on it. air brushing color to hide it.