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Forum: Taxidermy
02-17-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,598
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Wife has question about turkey?

Well, I've certainly seen worse. However, honestly it's pretty half-a$$ed. First of all, the size of the bird has nothing to do with whether or not it can be mounted strutting. A jake, {or a hen for...
Forum: Taxidermy
02-05-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By shaftnem

RE: My Latest

if the skin dosnt stretch then you can always alt the form.....

What would be the purpose in that. Why not just order the form that fits it. Sure, she could buy a 24" form and alter it down. As...
Forum: Taxidermy
11-26-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By shaftnem

RE: How Long Can...

It depends on how well it has been wrapped up. If it was double wrapped in a plastic bag, {which for future reference is really how it should be done if it is to going to be frozen for a long period...
Forum: Taxidermy
11-07-2006, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,513
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Has it been in the freezer to long?

That can depend on several things. I've had birds last longer than that with little to no damage. I've also taken birds out that had been in the freezer for no more than 6 months that were completely...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2006, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By shaftnem

RE: i think i did the right thing???? hopefully!!

If I lived in Kansas, I probably wouldn't have eventhought aboutshooting anything that could be considered a basket rack deer. Even more so with him only having 5 inch tines. You guys have some...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Who uses G5 Montecs?

I've killed 8 deer with them. The only draw back is they aren't very sharp.In spite of that, everything I killed last year bled well and died fast, except for one deer and I madea horrible shot on...
10-22-2006, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By shaftnem

RE: What Are Your Tag Limits and Do You Fill Them

In Alabama, we can shoot 2 deer a day, only one of which can be a buck, for 110 days. Rifle season isalways 70-75 days long. So, 2 deer a day for 110 days is 220 deer per year. No, I have never...
10-22-2006, 02:20 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 25,878
Posted By shaftnem

RE: 400 yard trophy?

Wouldn't have to think twice. Dead deer. I shoot long range all the time and know my gun well. I have personally taken over a dozendeer that were over 400 yds including one last year at 527 yds....
Forum: Bowhunting
10-22-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,528
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Albino?

I've seen several of them in S.E Illinois. It is illegal to kill white deer there and in places, there are a ton of them. I actually saw 4 in one field at the same time. Three does and a huge typical...
Forum: Taxidermy
10-18-2006, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By shaftnem

RE: mount questions

WASCO has asquirrel kit that should be all you need to get started. They also have several books and videos that are geared towards the beginner. I wouldn't suggest buying the supplies seperate. If...
Forum: Taxidermy
09-28-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By shaftnem

Forum: Bowhunting
09-28-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By shaftnem

RE: what do you think

That really isn't that rare. I've seen "bachelor" groups with asmany as 12-14 bucks and also 3-4 does in the same group. This year, on several occasions, I have witnessed a doe, running with a 2 1/2...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-06-2006, 01:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By shaftnem

RE: What is land selling for in your Area?

$2,000-$3,000 per acre is pretty average in this part of Alabama. That's just for swamp and clearcuts. Any timber or tillable land is a good bit more. The price to buy land isn't anywhere near as...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-29-2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By shaftnem

RE: duck mounts

I charge $175 for ducks and $225 for geese. Personally, I like the standing ducks with a habitat scene best. Any bird mount can look equallyas good if it's done well, though.
08-26-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,316
Posted By shaftnem

RE: THAT'S IT, I GIVE UP.........BROADHEADS

Of the ones you named, I'd go with the slick tricks. They seem to fly really well and they're the sharpest ones of your choices. Personally, I shoot Thunderheads. The G5 Montecs and the Muzzys IMO...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-18-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By shaftnem

RE: To Repair or not repair

Personally, I would probably have it repaired. With it having been seen close to the time it was killed and confirmed that a point of substantial length was present, I believe I'd build it back. I...
08-18-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Filming a hunt

We usually will let the hunter set up just like he would if he were by himself. Typically, the cameraman will be higher and to the hunters right about 90 degrees. By the cameraman being higher, it...
Forum: Midwest
08-16-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,688
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Who's deer hunting in IL?

I'll be hunting White and Gallatin County. Also got permission to hunt several farms in and around Carbondale. I'll be up there for several weeks this year. It's so much more fun than hunting these...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-09-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,267
Posted By shaftnem

RE: $$ Price $$

It can definitely vary alot with various regions, as well as experience level and the quality of work that the individual taxidermist is putting out. I've seen them as low as $150.00 {which will...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-07-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,806
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Worst hunting show

Chasing the Dream is the worst. They're always in an enclosure. It's another one of those shows where the "hunters" can't even act excited. It's complete crap. After them, I'd have to say Keith...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-07-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Question on capes?

Depends on how well it is wrapped up. It needs to be in plastic, not paper. Paper literally sucks the moisture right out of a cape. It won't last three months. On the other hand, I'veseen capes that...
08-07-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By shaftnem

RE: bostick plantation

Stay away.Going there would be the equivalentto lighting a couple of hundred dollar bills on fire and flushing them down the toilet.
08-07-2006, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Trophy deer hunts/hog hunts SC or AL

Honestly, I would at least consider going to Texas, instead of Alabama or South Carolina. I live in Alabama, and while there is some fantastic hunting here for both pigs and deer, most of the...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-05-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Ultimate Dream Hunt...

I'm working on booking a hunt in Africa right now. It has always been on the top of the list for me. I'm taking my bow. Hopefully, I will get the chance to harvest several animalsbut I really just...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-05-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By shaftnem

RE: What nucker said, **$_#*&%_#!!!!!

I like the Cuddebacks. I have three of them. I also have 2 of the Moultrie 1.3s. The picture quality of the Moultries are just as good as the Cuddebacks, which surprised me. But the short battery...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-27-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,853
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Similar to WHA.

First of all, the Campbell Outdoor Challenge is a filming competition not a hunting competition. Last year, the first and second place prizes were won by hunter/cameramen teams who had successfully...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-27-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By shaftnem

RE: mathews fx

There are alot of good broadheads out there.I prefer thunderheads.As far as what weight, that will depend on what arrow you're shooting. Light broadheads go with light arrows. Heavy broadheads go...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-28-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Which Rangefinder is better, the Swarovski or the new Leica 1200?

I don't think you're going to go wrong with either one of those. For the price of them they had both better work pretty darn good.:D I have a pair of the Leica's and have been real pleased with them....
Forum: Bowhunting
06-28-2006, 03:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Rubber boots?

I do wear them but, like Greg said, they are not foolproof. I was filming a bowhunting friend of mine last year. He has a few acres right in the middle of the town he lives in that is crawling with...
06-26-2006, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By shaftnem

RE: trail cam flash

They can definitely startle a deer, though I don't think bad enough for him to not come back. Deer are scared of everything anyway. The flash really shoudn't be any different to them than a flash of...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-26-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Filming a Hunt

Pinnacle makes some pretty good editing software for reasonable prices. Their $100.00 software should be all you need for editing film for your own personal use. If you were looking into it for...
06-22-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,312
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Turkeys harvested

I've taken 21 in 11 yrs. 17 longbeards and 4 jakes. The last two years I've been filming alot as opposed to shooting. I enjoy going with my friends and relatives and just being a part of their hunts....
Forum: Bowhunting
06-22-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Question for guys who hunted with outfitters

It's just going to depend on who you go with.I hunted whitetails in North Dakota last year with an outfitter and took a nice 140 inch deer withmy bow. There were 4 of us that went and everyone took...
06-20-2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Buck Ahead Of Schedule **PICS**

The abnormality on the right side is almost definitely an injury to the antler. It appears as though it is to the antler itself and not the pedicel, so should the deer make it through this year, it...
06-19-2006, 04:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,948
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Total deer harvested???

quote:

ORIGINAL: wayomic

My main question is this,
I see alot of people posting 70-80 deer in a span of 20-30 years, even a few saying 100 or more in that amount of time. So unless you...
06-16-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Knife sharpeners.

You can't beat a Lansky. They are completely fool proof and they really aren't that slow once you become accustomed to using them. The sharpening steels like Rebel showed are nice if you know what...
06-16-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,948
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Total deer harvested???

147 total in 10 yrs of hunting. 43 with my bow. Mostly does. Killed 38 two years ago. Last year I killed 11 with my bow and 12 with the rifle. My largest deer to date was a 142" 215 lb. 8 pt. He was...
Forum: Taxidermy
06-14-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By shaftnem

RE: question for full timers

Most of my work comes from deerheads and other large mammals. Next in line, would bewaterfowl. I've never mounted fish.There doesn't seem to be much of a demand for them around here, so I've never...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-29-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,105
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Your personal dream hunt?

Any of the big sheep with a bow would be awesome I think. Dall sheep or Stone sheep would at the top of the list. I'd also like to hunt Ibex in China. I always have had a wierd fascination with sheep...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-15-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Anyone have any opinions of this blind.

I really like the Ameristep blinds. As far as durability, I think they're as good as anything else. The TSC in my opinion is a waste of money. The only difference in it, and the Ameristep blinds...
05-05-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Do any of you know that guy?

that would be my dad and my uncle .

Same here. We've always hunted in hunting clubs. One of these clubs had over 60 members in it. Somehow, every year, my dad or my uncle, {sometimes both} will...
Forum: Taxidermy
04-25-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 246,060
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Photos of Taxidermy work

Greg, his front left leg is bolted into the rock base. Sorry to answer your question Bill, just didn't know when you'd be back. I love the wolf. Good job capturing the attitude and the motion....
Forum: Taxidermy
04-25-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By shaftnem

RE: frozen turkey fans

The only problem you may encounter would be slight freezer burn at the base of the tail. If so, just soak it in water for a little while and it will rehydrate. There certainly won't be anything wrong...
04-21-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By shaftnem

RE: These pics make me wanna hunt!

It's illegal to hunt turkeys over bait in Alabama, too. As well it should be. That's not turkey hunting. That's turkey shooting. Why don't you just grab your rifle, jump in your truck, and bust one...
04-19-2006, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Which spot should I hunt..

If it'salmost a sure thing,I'd try to take full advantage of it on the first day. After that, it will probably be pretty useless. If it's that convenient to get to,the first day or two is your only...
04-19-2006, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Passing on Jakes?

Depends on hard I've been hunting. If I've already taken a bird or two, no. If I've been going hard for several days or weeks, with no luck, I'd take it and be proud of it. If it's early season and I...
04-18-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By shaftnem

RE: NEED HELP ON A STRATEGY

I'd definitely give the jake decoy a try. You've already seen him whip the heck out of a real jake. He'll do the same thing to a decoy. A boss bird won't hardly tolerate a jake competing with him. A...
Forum: Taxidermy
04-13-2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By shaftnem

RE: Who, what where why and how!

Adam Ross. Age 23. Started taxidermy at age twelve. My shop is located in west central Alabama. I currently take in 100-150 shoulder mounts, as well as 50-100 ducks, and numerous small game mounts...
04-13-2006, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By shaftnem

RE: what decoy?

Any of the decoy brands will work. Personally, I've had better luck using a jake with my hens. The first bird I killed this year, ran right through the middle of 5 live hens and past my hen decoy...
04-13-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By shaftnem

RE: decoy or no decoy?

I've taken lots of birds, both withand without decoys. If I'm hunting in an area that consists of alot of big fields, I'll almost always use a decoy. Turkeys have a tendency to walk just close enough...
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