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#6915162 - 10/10/17 04:32 AM Dall Sheep - Which Pose?
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.....do y'all like best?

I am waffling back and forth and need to decide soon. Thanks for your help.

A)


B)
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#6915171 - 10/10/17 05:36 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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I like both a lot, but I’d have to go with the standing pose.
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#6915197 - 10/10/17 06:13 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I like both a lot, but I’d have to go with the standing pose.



Agree with the Sneaky one
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#6915243 - 10/10/17 06:52 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Standing

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#6915280 - 10/10/17 07:21 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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I think a big part of that decision rides on the location you have to put him. I built my house around my Dall mount, so I knew what I was going to do before I even hunted him. Since then I have to pick the spot that I want the trophy to live, and then adjust from there on what looks best.

I have a friend here who did a Dall laying down and it turned out nice.

Did Dewey mount your desert?


Edited by Texasphez (10/10/17 07:23 AM)

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#6915301 - 10/10/17 07:33 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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No but going a different route this time.

Honestly, I was 100% set on the lying down pose for 3 reasons:
1)He was lying down just before I shot him;
2)I think the lying down pose looks much better on the wall and, thus, gives me several more options on where to put him; and
3)my desert is already mounted in a similar standing pose as the one above.

But when I saw that particular standing pose, I really liked the look of it - particularly the "cliff" feel. He was taken near the mountaintop in some pretty rugged terrain.

Desert for reference:
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#6918970 - 10/13/17 08:12 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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It's a personal preference of course but I've never been thrilled by the lying down sheep, they are pretty but I think it takes away from the body size too much. It can still be easily hung on the wall.

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#6919013 - 10/13/17 08:42 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Huftax]
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Originally Posted By: Huftax
It's a personal preference of course but I've never been thrilled by the lying down sheep, they are pretty but I think it takes away from the body size too much. It can still be easily hung on the wall.


The Dall was at least 1/3 bigger than the desert (estimating 275 vs. 175). Although I knew that would be the case, the difference on the ground was striking. I wouldn't be surprised if the Dall was actually 300+ live weight. He was fat, fat, fat.

Thanks for all the input guys.
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#6920431 - 10/14/17 02:51 PM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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#6921789 - 10/15/17 09:52 PM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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I like the pose A better myself, but both are very nice!

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#6921909 - 10/16/17 05:48 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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If I go with lying down will probably slim him down a little. Here's a field pic of his fat self. He was definitely preparing for winter.
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#6922995 - 10/16/17 09:06 PM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Nice field pic.

I like both poses but of the two I like standing better. As many have said that, it depends on where you're fitting it in - as you know.

Where was the hunt and with who?
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#6923016 - 10/16/17 09:25 PM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Thank you.Yukon Territory. Tim Mervyn's outfit. Great area, great camps, great folks.
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#6923142 - 10/16/17 11:41 PM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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I know the good lord says to not covet, but boy is hard not too when I see those two sheep!

I'd say go with the laying down pose. It's what you had planned, and it sounds like it fits your space better, so quit looking and pictures and get him done!

My ram from the same area was a fat boy also, yet my brothers was quite a bit smaller.



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#6923231 - 10/17/17 06:53 AM Re: Dall Sheep - Which Pose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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He was just big all over AJ! Lol Tim just sent him to taxidermist last week so I'm going as fast as I can. smile

I really appreciate everyone weighing in.

If I didn't already have one, I would definitely do the standing pose. Because of the way the hunt went and where I want him to go, I'm going to stick with my original plan and go with the lying down pose. I am going to turn his head in at about a 45 degree angle though.
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