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My feelings about taking pictures of deer and mounting them....(non judgemental)

Old 10-30-2006, 07:34 PM
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I need some help fellas. Ever since I started deer hunting on my own 15 years ago, I have had a weird feeling about taking pictures of deer or mounting bucks....I for some reason have never done it. It took me 10 years of hunting before I even started saving some of the antlers......I have never taken a picture with any of the deer I have taken nor I have I mounted any of the deer(not like I have trophies but they are trophys to me)....I am extremely proud of them, especially the animals I have taken with my bow.

What is my problem? Part of me feels that if I did that, that I would be parading the deer around like he/she is a clown if I take a picture or mount them.....its like I would see their face, the face of something I killed and it kind of bothers me to think that they are out there for everyone to see, kind of disrespectful to the animal.....I don't know if you all know what I am talking about, I just have felt like I am alone on this, and maybe something is not working upstairs for me Any of you all feel like this?

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Old 10-30-2006, 07:46 PM
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Interesting.Nothing wrong with that at all IMHO.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:56 PM
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To me it's just the opposite, it is the pinnacle of respect for an animal........preserving its memory forever to be shared by you , friends and family for generations to come.

Think of it this way, this is your chance to remember an animal that gave you alot. It gave you food, enjoyment in the outdoors and lasting memories, so honor that animal by capturing its image forever through a mount and photography.

You have a connection to that animal and its nothing to run and hide from. This is not an anonymous animal that became your Big Mac from McDonalds so take joy from the fact that you provided for yourself and share that experience.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:52 PM
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To me it's just the opposite, it is the pinnacle of respect for an animal........preserving its memory forever to be shared by you , friends and family for generations to come.

Think of it this way, this is your chance to remember an animal that gave you alot. It gave you food, enjoyment in the outdoors and lasting memories, so honor that animal by capturing its image forever through a mount and photography.

You have a connection to that animal and its nothing to run and hide from. This is not an anonymous animal that became your Big Mac from McDonalds so take joy from the fact that you provided for yourself and share that experience.
Couldn't of said it better myself.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:56 PM
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You gotta do what's right for yourself. And you are saving money too.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:07 PM
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Ditto what Matt said for me as well.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:55 AM
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I respect your opinion and I'm glad it works for you. I do get some of my deer mounted and try to take pictures of all of them and the buddies I was hunting with. Every off season I look at them and see how we are getting older and how we have changed our standards over the years. My only issue with mounts, is when people put hats on them and cigarettes in their mouths. I personally find that offense.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:23 AM
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I only have 2 mounts, my 1st gun buck and my 1st bow buck, I won't get another unless itsa record. I really see no reason to spend the $ on shoulder mounts, unless its a piebald or something most buck faces look pretty much the same to me, I have crown mounts.
As far as pictures go I love my pics from the field, I can stare at them and every detail of the hunt will unfold in my head (not that I would forget w/o pics), my pictures are some of my prized possesions.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:35 AM
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I can respect that opinion, but for me I'm a photo freak. I take photo's of everything. Its so easy now with digital cameras. All the deer and most of the fish I harvest I snap a photo. Then at the end of the year we sit down with the family and watch the past year roll by. Its a great way to evaluate successes and failures... make goals for next year.... and savor the good times in this wonderful but brief life.
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:07 AM
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The ONLY way I can figure to honor the piebald I shot.....is to have something to memorialze himby. I'm having his hide tanned.....and he'll be with me, forever.

I can tell you right now that it'll be something I own until I die....and that it's priceless, to me.

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