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#6856350 - 08/14/17 06:50 PM Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned?
slippinaround Offline
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Registered: 10/26/12
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I am currently getting trail camera pics of a buck that, if I get him, I plan on doing a shoulder mount. I only have one other shoulder mount and it is looking straight forward. I really like this position as it will fit anywhere in my house. My taxidermist suggest that I have the head turned so it will reveal the antlers more. My only concern is if I do this I am putting limitations on what wall and what direction he will be looking on the wall. Right now I have an ideal place to put a turned head mount but we plan on selling and building a new in a few years. I hate to regret a head turn later on. Any input on this?


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#6856428 - 08/14/17 07:39 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
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I prefer turned poses. The straight forms look to stiff to me but to each his own. If your deer is noticeably better on one side, a turn can show it off better. Look at some of the forms offered and see what you like. Print off pics of a few and show them to your taxidermist. A mount turned a certain way may look better in some places but some of them turn harder than others.

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#6856455 - 08/14/17 07:52 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
Wilhunt Offline
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I like both and have both. The turned head is just better in some ways appearance wise.

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#6857894 - 08/15/17 08:01 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: Wilhunt]
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 301
Maybe look at a pedestal mount. You'll get the turn everyone likes for the body but still have him looking forward.

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#6857917 - 08/15/17 08:30 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
Erny Offline
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I think a turn even if slight makes for a better looking mount on almost all animals. If you get a slight turn you can still mount it just about any where in your house.

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#6858093 - 08/15/17 11:13 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
TonyinVA Offline
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I prefer a semi-sneak with a turn to show off the deer better

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#6858323 - 08/16/17 09:07 AM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
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I prefer a slight turn. Nothing extreme.

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#6859504 - 08/17/17 09:15 AM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
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I like to pick a pose that most closely resembles the way he was when I shot him.
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#6859509 - 08/17/17 09:19 AM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
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I think I only have one head on pose and he seems like the hardest to find a spot for ha
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#6859511 - 08/17/17 09:20 AM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
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Semi-sneak or full sneak with slight turn has always been my favorite
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#6859513 - 08/17/17 09:21 AM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
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#6861019 - 08/18/17 05:28 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: unclebubba]
Heavy T Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 75
Originally Posted By: unclebubba
I like to pick a pose that most closely resembles the way he was when I shot him.

Unclebubba ME TOO
I have to turn out the lights and look at some with a spotlight.

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#6861677 - 08/19/17 12:35 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Semi-sneak or full sneak with slight turn has always been my favorite

same

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#6863065 - 08/20/17 07:54 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
0910 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/17
Posts: 23
Semi sneak pedestal looks good as well

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#6863082 - 08/20/17 08:01 PM Re: Any regrets with whitetail shoulder mount head turned? [Re: slippinaround]
mbavo Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 8610
Loc: odessa tx
I like a head turned pose.
Something different than straight forward mount.
It also is nice to use if you get an animal that has something extra to show, that a straight mount might not be as visible on.

Here is my Kansas buck from a couple years back with a right turn wall pedestal mount.



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