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Old 05-21-2007, 01:53 PM
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I wish i had a picture of it but even if i did id have no idea how to post it in here. Anyways...the bird i got didnt have what you'd call a "perfect, even fan". Some feathers are bent, leaving some gaps in the fan. Must have been in a scrap with another tom or something, who knows. But I normally mount every fan of the tom i get, but dont know if this one i should do or not. It is far from a beat up fan, it just has some flaws in it. What do you think? Thanks
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:46 PM
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I would mount it. To methe beat up fansare just like the character of a bucks broken tines.
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:05 PM
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I'd definitely mount it....
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:16 PM
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I like bowhunters46's analogy "To methe beat up fansare just like the character of a bucks broken tines." However, if you're stillapprehensive about mounting theless than perfect fan, talk toa taxidermist. The bird I shot this year had two fan feathers broken off and she is going to replace themwith acouple spares. I guess it is a very common practice for them to add/repair any missing/broken feathers. Go ahead and honor your bird and your hunt, you'll be happy you did!
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:58 PM
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Mount it, its still a trophy...
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:15 PM
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Yep mount it. No reason not to. If you really wanted to, you could replace some the the beat up feathers.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:45 PM
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When i spread the fan out on cardboard and pinned it, i spread it out just enough so that those gaps of bent feathers looked filled in. I was either going to go with its natural look or make it look good. I chose to make it look nice and even. Hopefully thats the right choice. Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:09 PM
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I am with bowhunter46, it is the unique fan of that tom.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:48 AM
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i would like its natural look just like BowHunter46said its just like a bucks broken tines if i took a buck to the taxidermist with broken tines i wouldnt ask him to fix them i would keep it the way i shot it so i could remember it.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:34 AM
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I am with bowhunter46, it is the unique fan of that tom.
Agreed. Mount it!!
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