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06-03-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Incredible Turkey Video 2014

Our season is over, and this is how we did. Click to play.


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k105/coleslaw76/youtube_zps694be51f.jpg (http://youtu.be/Dt4jGIzZq5E)

http://youtu.be/Dt4jGIzZq5E
Forum: Taxidermy
09-19-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,442

Why is it okay for a squirrel if it isn't okay...

Why is it okay for a squirrel if it isn't okay for a deer?
Forum: Taxidermy
06-06-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,132

Try calling Shaq, maybe he has her number?

Try calling Shaq, maybe he has her number?
05-13-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 380

My son's first longbeard (video)

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k105/coleslaw76/brady_vid_zps991efa1c.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR8n37GllaM)
02-03-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Decoys for the serious bowhunters. Awesome Footage!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PYw8cvMA9s

Works great for shotgunners too, but if you want 'em in your lap nothing works better.
Forum: Taxidermy
12-06-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890

9ft is a very large brown bear. It will take up...

9ft is a very large brown bear. It will take up some room.
Forum: Taxidermy
11-22-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,594

That should be the job of the taxidermist. Just...

That should be the job of the taxidermist. Just make sure the top is removable so he/she can attach.
Forum: Taxidermy
10-19-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270

Hatch is right, depends on the taxidermist doing...

Hatch is right, depends on the taxidermist doing the repair. I have seen some excellent repairs and I have seen some horrible ones. Here are pics of one I replaced and finished:

BEFORE PAINT...
Forum: Taxidermy
10-11-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493

Cool, but it looks like a whitetail skull.

Cool, but it looks like a whitetail skull.
Forum: Taxidermy
09-10-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755

Get some Nature's Miracle at a local feed store...

Get some Nature's Miracle at a local feed store or pet supply.
Forum: Taxidermy
08-25-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,458

I don't think a black bear is going to make a...

I don't think a black bear is going to make a very nice coat. You're probably going to want a finer fur like beaver, lynx, or fox. Not saying it isn't possible, but any bear fur coat I have seen...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,351

When done properly, bear rugs are expensive and...

When done properly, bear rugs are expensive and there is really no way around that. The cost of shipping the hide to have it commercially tanned and having it shipped back. Add to that the cost of...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-14-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,448

I'm going to have to disagree. A quality skin...

I'm going to have to disagree. A quality skin mount and a quality replica will almost be identical. Here are some replicas I have done, including a Red Snapper. (I don't have any Mutton Snapper pics)...
Forum: Taxidermy
08-10-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176

Keep it frozen, and be careful not to damage the...

Keep it frozen, and be careful not to damage the velvet.
Forum: Taxidermy
07-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,356

I guess the readers of the thread can make their...

I guess the readers of the thread can make their own decisions, as you have, about what extent they want to go to when removing fat and meat. I have been a professional taxidermist for nearly 15...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-03-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,356

As I said, if you do that you are left with...

As I said, if you do that you are left with quills and skin. EXACTLY like my picture. Nothing short of complete removal of fat and meat ensures no future problems.




Making sure I do things...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-03-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,356

What extremes? You said yourself you remove all...

What extremes? You said yourself you remove all of the meat and fat. If that is true your tail would look exactly as the one I posted.

Yes I charge for my services, and the pics I posted are a...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-02-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,356

Is that so? Good to know. If I want a turkey fan...

Is that so? Good to know. If I want a turkey fan that looks dirty and ratty like the one you posted then I will take your advice. Until then I will continue to do it my way. Borax does not preserve...
Forum: Taxidermy
06-29-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,356

When mounting a fan the quills need to be...

When mounting a fan the quills need to be completely free of meat and fat. Borax doesn't prevent meat and fat from rotting, that is why it stinks. Your tail should look like the one below. Now that...
05-19-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Our 2012 Turkey hunting season squeezed into 4 minutes...

Here's a quick look at our 2012 season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPASgKtSaDs
Forum: Taxidermy
04-25-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Those dimensions can be worked with, however a...

Those dimensions can be worked with, however a large brown bear won't be able to stand upright in a room w/ 8' ceilings, especially if you put it on a cabinet style base. There are lots of poses...
Forum: Taxidermy
04-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Do not put your mount through those conditions...

Do not put your mount through those conditions and expect it to last. Keep it climate controlled and it should last a lifetime.
Forum: Taxidermy
03-21-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404

Really? You don't know a thing about shops that...

Really? You don't know a thing about shops that charge that much, what their overhead costs are, employee taxes, insurance, etc. I suppose if I got something that looked like the deer in the photo I...
Forum: Taxidermy
03-11-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,090

How do you see the stitching? On my rugs the...

How do you see the stitching? On my rugs the stitching is covered by the backing. I'm not sure what rugs go for in Hawaii, but I would assume materials are higher, and cost of living higher, so rugs...
Forum: Taxidermy
02-21-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404

...and that was with your cape. Imagine the price...

...and that was with your cape. Imagine the price if you had to buy a replacement cape.
Forum: Taxidermy
02-20-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404

A little paint isn't going to fix that deer, but...

A little paint isn't going to fix that deer, but if you are happy with it then that's all that matters. Quality deer mounts usually run between $450-$800+ so my estimates were not "off". Add to the...
Forum: Taxidermy
02-19-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404

$400? Figure $125 for the cape that leaves $275...

$400? Figure $125 for the cape that leaves $275 for the mount. I'm guessing paying only $275 for a deer mount is what got him in this mess to begin with. Like I said, if you want it done right expect...
Forum: Taxidermy
02-18-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404

If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay? It...

If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay? It can be fixed, but it will need a new cape and a competent taxidermist. Expect to pay $600 to $700 to have it done right.
Forum: Taxidermy
02-17-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,623

My pricing is 2/3 that of a life size. A 6ft....

My pricing is 2/3 that of a life size. A 6ft. bear 1/2 life size will cost about $1600 plus the price of a base. (If applicable) Don't expect to pay any less than that for a quality mount.
Forum: Taxidermy
02-14-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134

15-20 minutes in some corn cob grit.

15-20 minutes in some corn cob grit.
Forum: Taxidermy
02-12-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 753

It probably has bugs. I would get it out of my...

It probably has bugs. I would get it out of my house.
Forum: Taxidermy
02-08-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279

Ditto. I would just cape and freeze. If...

Ditto.

I would just cape and freeze. If done properly it will last for years.
Forum: Taxidermy
12-15-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797

LOL, taxidermists don't make a killing during any...

LOL, taxidermists don't make a killing during any season. :)
Forum: Taxidermy
12-03-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,164

I thought I did. :confused0024: I'll be more...

I thought I did. :confused0024:
I'll be more specific:Send them to Skulls Unlimited in OK.

BTW, add "breaking down of the cartilage" to the list of things that don't make sense. ????
Forum: Taxidermy
12-03-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,164

It's amazing how much bad information you can fit...

It's amazing how much bad information you can fit in one thread. Bleach? Rawhide? Calcium Carbonate? (Isn't that an antacid?) Bury? Paint? Most of you would be better off letting an expert take care...
Forum: Taxidermy
10-17-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046

To show off a deer's left side you want him...

To show off a deer's left side you want him turned to the LEFT. I know it sounds backwards, but it's true. Tell me in the pic below which side of the rack you can see better:...
Forum: Taxidermy
09-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Nope, don't need much neck meat at all, in fact...

Nope, don't need much neck meat at all, in fact for me the less the better.
Forum: Taxidermy
09-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933

When field dressing, do not cut between the front...

When field dressing, do not cut between the front legs. Here is a link to instructions, complete with illustrations. http://timberlandtaxidermy.net/fieldcare.htm
Forum: Taxidermy
08-29-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 962

You can use a 50/50 turpentine/boiled linseed oil...

You can use a 50/50 turpentine/boiled linseed oil mix. Dip a little on a rag and apply lightly.
Forum: Taxidermy
08-24-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Those questions are so basic that I'm afraid even...

Those questions are so basic that I'm afraid even if I answered them you would be lost. It soulds like you at the very least need to get a video to get you started in the right direction.
Forum: Taxidermy
07-12-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,871

Maybe he's trying to keep you, or maybe he is...

Maybe he's trying to keep you, or maybe he is just misinformed. Like I said, the tans are the same, one has just been dried. They both take the same amount of time to dry once mounted, because the...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-11-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,871

Yes. ;)

Yes.



;)
Forum: Taxidermy
07-11-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,871

As a consumer you will see no difference between...

As a consumer you will see no difference between a wet tan and a dry tan. They are tanned the same, with the same chemicals. They will last the same amount of time. They will look the same. The only...
Forum: Taxidermy
06-30-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,597

You can pickle with white vinegar. 1lb salt per...

You can pickle with white vinegar. 1lb salt per gallon of water- start with 16oz of 5% white vinegar, and add more to adjust pH to 2.5 or lower. It takes quite a bit of vinegar to get you there. I...
Forum: Taxidermy
06-25-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644

Personally I do. It gives me full control over...

Personally I do. It gives me full control over the size, shape, and color of the ledge.
http://timberlandtaxidermy.net/images/pic_foxy.jpg
Forum: Taxidermy
06-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236

Wow...a little close minded aren't we?

Wow...a little close minded aren't we?
Forum: Taxidermy
05-26-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644

I know I would just make my own rock ledge for a...

I know I would just make my own rock ledge for a mount like that, I assume many other shops would do it the same way.
05-26-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898

This will get you fired up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQVJmQjpQqA
Forum: Taxidermy
04-30-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044

I don't know what you are describing, but if you...

I don't know what you are describing, but if you want it to look "right" then you just want it to look real. If the upper and lower lip are one piece, (fused together) then the deer can't open his...
Forum: Taxidermy
03-29-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737

Sure, I know Matt. Look forward to meeting you.

Sure, I know Matt. Look forward to meeting you.
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