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#5536239 - 01/11/15 07:09 PM Wigeon - Should I Mount?
RedRaider3933 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/10
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Shot this Wigeon this morning. Had a really cool almost completely white face. Haven't ever killed one with a face this white. Do y'all think its mount worthy? If so, throw me some recommendations for taxidermists in the DFW area. Here was our haul for the morning. It rained the whole time but the barrels stayed warmed.
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#5536246 - 01/11/15 07:13 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
BradyBuck Offline
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If he's still in good shape and fully plumed I would. If your wanting to get a wigeon mounted that would be the one to get done.



Edited by BradyBuck (01/11/15 07:14 PM)

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#5536252 - 01/11/15 07:14 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
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I would.
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#5536262 - 01/11/15 07:17 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: BradyBuck]
RedRaider3933 Offline
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
If he's still in good shape and fully plumed I would. If your wanting to get a wigeon mounted that would be the one to get done.

He's in really good shape. No real visible damage. Full plumage. I already have him tucked away in the freezer. Just wanted a few opinions. Definitely one of my favorite ducks.
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#5536273 - 01/11/15 07:22 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
TrackQuack Offline
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Looks like a storm wigeon, if it's worth it to you get him mounted, good looking bird. Pat at avian arts is the best but expensive, if bird works is taking birds they are also really good.

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#5536289 - 01/11/15 07:30 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
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Heck ya, why not if you like it.
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#5536381 - 01/11/15 08:10 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
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Ya like it? Mount it!
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#5536402 - 01/11/15 08:22 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
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Heck of a bird. Mount it
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#5536473 - 01/11/15 08:48 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
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Mount it. Birdman studios.

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#5536498 - 01/11/15 08:55 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
droebuck Offline
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I would, I killed one like that a couple years ago and regret not mounting it.
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#5536542 - 01/11/15 09:08 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: droebuck]
Guy Offline
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Jmo, mount any bird that is of a memorable hunt, because you will look a that bird and remember that day every time. The story that goes with the mount is more important than than the perfect size/ plumage of bird.

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#5536575 - 01/11/15 09:20 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Guy
Jmo, mount any bird that is of a memorable hunt, because you will look a that bird and remember that day every time. The story that goes with the mount is more important than than the perfect size/ plumage of bird.


Unless it's a hybrid. grin
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#5536656 - 01/11/15 09:51 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
NTX Waterfowl Offline
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Looks like a very mature bird, they get more white as they mature.

This is the most mature (storm) widgeon I've done


Edited by NTX Waterfowl (01/11/15 09:58 PM)
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#5536741 - 01/11/15 10:18 PM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
BradyBuck Offline
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I shot one that was pretty white but was a very small bird. I figured it was immature but was a storm

This duck was about 3/4 the size of most of the other wigeons I shot this year




Edited by BradyBuck (01/11/15 10:19 PM)

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#5537153 - 01/12/15 08:11 AM Re: Wigeon - Should I Mount? [Re: RedRaider3933]
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Pat at Avian Arts is who does my waterfowl taxidermy.
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