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#6954526 - 11/10/17 01:31 PM Half body mount or Euro
nosler28 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/07/17
Posts: 24
Loc: east texas


Never see Aoudad on our place and happened to see a group of about 20 and managed to get a shot on this one. Question is, is it trophy enough to do the full half body mount or is it not much of a ram?

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#6954529 - 11/10/17 01:33 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
nosler28 Offline
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Registered: 11/07/17
Posts: 24
Loc: east texas
if i remember right it has 28 3/4 inch beams and 13 3/4 inch bases

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#6954533 - 11/10/17 01:35 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2121
Loc: Mesopotamia
Personally, at a minimum, I shoulder mount any male animal I kill with antlers/horns. If I am not willing to spend the money to shoulder mount him I won't kill him. I did kill an aoudad ewe this year and had her skull cleaned and now set on a table in my office.

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#6954534 - 11/10/17 01:36 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
TooLow Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6656
Loc: Deep Ellum, TX
Shoulder Mount

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#6954542 - 11/10/17 01:41 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
Triplesnake Offline
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Registered: 01/03/05
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That's a pretty nice ram. Nice heavy bases. I'd do a shoulder mount at a minimum. The do make a cool half body too with the long "chaps" on the front legs.

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#6954551 - 11/10/17 01:45 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
nosler28 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/07/17
Posts: 24
Loc: east texas

This is what I was thinking, my boss killed this one but his beams are 31"

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#6954578 - 11/10/17 02:11 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
Erny Online   content
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2198
Loc: Smith County
I faced the same decision a few years ago. I went with a shoulder mount. I have no regrets and am very pleased with my decision. I think I would have regretted the few dollars saved if I had gotten a euro. I my opinion a part of the trophy quality of a sheep is the chaps.

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#6954755 - 11/10/17 04:46 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
Red Cloud Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1941
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Another option, which I have had done with a big Aoudad ram. Pedestal mount, straight on position or quarter turn, mounted on a pedestal or upright section of a large log sawn flat on the bottom.

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#6954921 - 11/10/17 07:25 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
TxHunter80 Online   content
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Registered: 01/04/15
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That's a nice aoudad.i would do a shoulder mount or wall pedestal. I really like wall pedestals for auodad

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#6955130 - 11/10/17 11:51 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
RHutch Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/25/13
Posts: 490
Loc: Frisco
Shoulder mount with chaps.

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#6955444 - 11/11/17 09:35 AM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
txhornhunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/22/06
Posts: 42
See PM

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#6955476 - 11/11/17 09:54 AM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Loc: Tyler, TX



I think you miss so much if you don't have the front legs included in the mount. It's very unique to Audad, and for me, not an option to do it any other way.

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#6956796 - 11/12/17 09:28 AM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
VirginiaHunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/08/16
Posts: 9
I agree with EddieWalker, mount it half body so as to get those chaps in the mount. It looks trophy enough to me for a free range aoudad.

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#6957322 - 11/12/17 05:56 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: nosler28]
RHutch Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/25/13
Posts: 490
Loc: Frisco
You don't need the legs to keep the chaps. Google image will help educate.
I think the 1/2 body looks weird. Shoulder or full body for me.

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#6957569 - 11/12/17 08:11 PM Re: Half body mount or Euro [Re: RHutch]
b weezy Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 186
Originally Posted By: RHutch
You don't need the legs to keep the chaps. Google image will help educate.
I think the 1/2 body looks weird. Shoulder or full body for me.
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