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Same Axis? #8269864 05/19/21 03:20 AM
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Killed the Axis on the left side July 2019, the mount i received back (right side) in April 2021. To make this abbreviated, I was taken on a hunt and same person offered to do a shoulder mount so I said ok. Ranch owner and "guide" took my trophy to "the taxidermist." As soon as I saw the mount, which honestly looks very old or very poorly done, I knew it was not my deer. Have had multiple stories from multiple people but this is tye mount delivered to me and today another involved party reaches out to see if he can help make it right but claims the pictures "others" say it is the same deer and I got my trophy back. What say you? It is fairly easy to tell from the pics but also mine was just shy of 33" and the mount is barely 28".

Re: Same Axis? [Re: esnow74] #8269869 05/19/21 03:31 AM
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Not the same - left brow tine is different.

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Looks different to me.

What ever you call the antler closest to the eye is shorter, less mass and has less curve on the mount.

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The mount is a nice axis, but not as nice as the one you actually killed!


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Re: Same Axis? [Re: esnow74] #8269881 05/19/21 03:47 AM
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While they do have similarities, they are different.


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Re: Same Axis? [Re: esnow74] #8269890 05/19/21 04:02 AM
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Like the others it does not look like the same buck and there will not be 5 inches of beam length shrinkage due to rack drying out/aging.


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Re: Same Axis? [Re: esnow74] #8269893 05/19/21 04:05 AM
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Another for different.


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different.

Re: Same Axis? [Re: esnow74] #8269928 05/19/21 09:20 AM
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Not the same buck . What's your next step ?

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Close but different

Re: Same Axis? [Re: esnow74] #8269946 05/19/21 11:17 AM
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Very similar up top but there is no doubt yours had much better brows that hooked much more than the mount they gave you.

To me it is flat out incompetency that they could actually mix up sets of antlers at a taxidermist. There is absolutely no excuse for it at all. I can see how a cape could get mixed up, NOT the antlers.


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Very similar up top but there is no doubt yours had much better brows that hooked much more than the mount they gave you.

To me it is flat out incompetency that they could actually mix up sets of antlers at a taxidermist. There is absolutely no excuse for it at all. I can see how a cape could get mixed up, NOT the antlers.


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Re: Same Axis? [Re: esnow74] #8269975 05/19/21 11:52 AM
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Not the same buck....


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Not the same. Sorry this happened to you and hope you can get it resolved.

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Doesn't look like the same one. But... whoever got yours is prolly thinkn their mount looks pretty good tho!

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I'd say no, but who has yours? Sounds like a mistake and someone has the same feeling you do right now

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Not the same that's for sure! Seems like there are more and more people taking advantage of hunters because they know we are wanting to do something that we are passionate about. I had two hunts fall thru in 2020 because of lowlife individuals like this!

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Different deer for sure.

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Not the same deer! The one you shot is a better buck.

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Very different. IMO if they can't recover your mount, they owe you a repeat of the entire hunt for free.

Also, I realize mistakes can be made, but if this is SOP for either the ranch or the taxi, they need to be fully outed.


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Not even close. Your deer is much bigger

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No sir. That really sucks. Hope they can make it right somehow.

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Different


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Pretty sure FR has studied this thoroughly.

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