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Old 12-16-2008, 10:15 PM
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:33 AM
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Mckenzie sneak w/ offset shoulder.

I did it on my 14pt that had points sticking out all over the place.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:39 AM
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Here is my only mount to date. I went to a Taxi that came highly recommended from a friend (husband of a co-worker). He suggested this pose to make the droptine on the left stand out a little. Any good Taxi--in my opinion--should be able to make suggestions on how to best present your trophy.

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Old 12-17-2008, 07:02 AM
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I have 6 mounts thus far. The first thing I consider is where on the wall I'm going to hang the mount, by far IMHO the most important factor for presentation. I have one full sneak mount that I really like.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:28 AM
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I don't take the wall into as much of a factor as some might. I don't have my own place ( finished college a year ago, banking up some cash ) - so I've only ever taken into account what will look best for the deer.

While it might be a touch different should you know you're going to be in the same place the rest of your life, I figure I can find a place to make a deer mount look good on the wall, versus maybe having a less than ideal mount to fit a specific place on the wall.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:33 AM
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i would look at the full sneak option... i did my first deer like this and it looks really cool...
this isnt my deer, its just an example

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Old 12-17-2008, 08:51 AM
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trevorpt - looks like the same form as my deer that I put as an attachment in my prev post. nice buck!

My current one is going to have the same form, but opposite turn.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:13 AM
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I was wondering the same thing. I was looking for ear positions and couldn't find photos of shoulder mounts


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Old 12-17-2008, 12:59 PM
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Here is mine from last year. Its a semi upright pedistal wall mount. With a bigger racked deer I like this style because there is more shoulder showing. Its a very natural pose for the mount. I think thats important. I rarely see a deer fully upright looking perfectly straight ahead. Those are my least favorite poses. The semi sneaks ar cool too. But I like this pose the best for natural look. Also this was a very big bodied deer so I liked seeing the body more too.

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Old 12-17-2008, 01:11 PM
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ORIGINAL: huntr4lfe

I actually am having the same trouble. I am open to suggestions. Here is my deer. A lot of character with his split brows an has some broken points. Let me know what you guys think I should do with this one.
Right turn offset shoulder, semi sneak or semi upright ears back. Maybe a pedestal or wall pedestal if you care for it....... Awesome coloring of the face on this deer is goin to look great. WCL
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