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Doing my turkey

Old 05-23-2006, 04:28 PM
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Getting ready to do my first gobbler... What pose do you think is the easiest to start with... I'm thinking flying and standing...
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:34 PM
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Standing is easier.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:17 AM
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Alex definetely has the experience here but I think flying is easier. Standing, IMHO, is harder that strutting because everything has to be right to look good. Side pockets, etc. Strutting you can get away with a little, flying you can get away with even more. The biggest problem I have seen is too big of a form and not pulling the neck skin up enough. Good Luck
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:05 PM
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Thanks
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Old 05-26-2006, 05:37 AM
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Flying birds are way easier IMO
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:31 PM
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I may just do the flying pose for my first.... I smoked 2 this spring and there both in the freezer... Gives me 2 to experiment with...
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Old 05-27-2006, 01:19 PM
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there are some fine videos on the market and if your serious about taxidermy, Breakthrough magazine usually has an article on mounting them. I can look up past issues for you if you need it.
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:53 PM
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I had a subscription to taxidermy today... And it had a lot of articles on mouting turkeys... I also bought the break through bird taxidermy manual plus a few video's from cally morris and ed thompson... I'm hopeing I did my home work

I guess the mount will tell the story... I just got all my stuff in the mail the other day. so I'll be doing it in the next week or so...
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:18 PM
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Post pictures and let us know how it turned out. Good luck.
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