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Gator Gar Mount #5323639 09/24/14 01:29 PM
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Just finished up this Gator Gar head mount for a client and fellow Aggie yesterday. This guy took almost 75 days in the freeze dry machine to cure properly, then received some finishing touches but I thought it turned out pretty nice.






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nice work...that is a little different

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Big dang fish.

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Nice work.


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Re: Gator Gar Mount [Re: TnT Taxidermist] #5323908 09/24/14 03:38 PM
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1st gator gar head mount I've seen - like it.

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Interesting. Don't think I have ever seen one mounted like that. Nice work up


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thats different. I like it. up


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That's awesome


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Re: Gator Gar Mount [Re: TnT Taxidermist] #5323975 09/24/14 04:19 PM
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That looks awesome! Great work!!

Re: Gator Gar Mount [Re: TnT Taxidermist] #5324057 09/24/14 05:02 PM
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This gar can either be sat on a table or hung on the wall, he's got a half inch piece of ply wood in the back covered by the leather so all you would have to do is screw a hanger on him and he's good to go to be shown off just like a shoulder mount. As far as I know I'm about the only taxidermist in the hill country maybe even the state that has the equipment to freeze dry and mount one like this. Glad to hear y'all like the looks of it, I've got a lot more interesting stuff in the machine right now like a barracuda head and an open mouth rattle snake.


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That is some sweet work.


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Re: Gator Gar Mount [Re: TnT Taxidermist] #5324060 09/24/14 05:04 PM
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What do you charge for something like that? Very nice

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Originally Posted By: FISHUNTER
What do you charge for something like that? Very nice

I get $350 for the big gar heads like this one. Smaller heads are less, just depends on the size


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is freeze drying better than traditional taxidermy?

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I'd still be scared of staph on that thing

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up Nice! I see a Halloween costume in the making.


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Re: Gator Gar Mount [Re: Teamjefe] #5324200 09/24/14 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: Teamjefe
is freeze drying better than traditional taxidermy?

In many aspects yes, for velvet antlers, alligator and gar heads, and different types of small game. In my opinion you get a much more natural look by freeze drying


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Originally Posted By: Grosvenor
I'd still be scared of staph on that thing

I cut myself about 50 times on those teeth trying to paint it and doing the finish work... No staph yet


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Re: Gator Gar Mount [Re: TnT Taxidermist] #5324207 09/24/14 06:29 PM
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could you do like a 1/4 lifesize mount?

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Very nice

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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
could you do like a 1/4 lifesize mount?

On a Gar? I could defiantly do that, it would be an interesting project but I think I could make it look pretty good.


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Originally Posted By: BuckRage
thats different. I like it. up


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