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Is a shoulder mount possible? #5205790 07/17/14 07:06 PM
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I have the head and hide (2 separate pieces) in the freezer of a nice buck I killed this past December.

Initially, I was going to do a Euro mount myself and send the hide off to North Texas Tannery.

Now I'm starting to wish that I would've done a shoulder mount. I have the head with the skin still on, which is cut off just below the skull. This is completely detached from the rest of the hide, which starts at the same cut at the base of the skull.

Can a taxidermist salvage this and make a shoulder mount? Do taxidermists sew?

I realize I could get another cape, but I'm not interested in that. If that's the case, I'll just go back to my original plan and do the Euro and tan the hide.

Re: Is a shoulder mount possible? [Re: BurrOak] #5205800 07/17/14 07:14 PM
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You would have to get a different hide for it

Re: Is a shoulder mount possible? [Re: BurrOak] #5205802 07/17/14 07:14 PM
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Yes, taxidermist sew.
Can what you are describing be done? Yes.
Will it look like crap? 99% chance it will.

Get another cape, shoot another this year to replace it, or do a euro.

Re: Is a shoulder mount possible? [Re: BurrOak] #5205958 07/17/14 08:45 PM
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^^^^^This


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Originally Posted By: Texsun
The three things you need in life are a good doctor, lawyer and taxidermist.

Re: Is a shoulder mount possible? [Re: BurrOak] #5206001 07/17/14 09:16 PM
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Thanks guys, Euro and tanned hide it is.

Re: Is a shoulder mount possible? [Re: BurrOak] #5210899 07/21/14 03:46 AM
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Just figured I'd show the almost end result. Looks pretty nice for a rookie job.


Re: Is a shoulder mount possible? [Re: BurrOak] #5218944 07/26/14 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: MikeHoncho
Just figured I'd show the almost end result. Looks pretty nice for a rookie job.


Nice job!


I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness. Ted Nugent
Re: Is a shoulder mount possible? [Re: BurrOak] #5245428 08/10/14 06:00 PM
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Looks good!

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