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bigshot
04-11-2012, 10:06 PM
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Due to the rainy weather today, I decided to stay home from turkey hunting and due some Taxidermy work. I finally finished my Colorado buck and hung it in my living room. It makes all my other bucks look like dwarfs.

Kevin Root
04-11-2012, 10:09 PM
Nice work. Looking good!

Jon Boy
04-11-2012, 10:09 PM
great lookin buck and mount

Ikeepitcold
04-11-2012, 10:13 PM
Great buck! And taxi too!,

Drhorsepower
04-11-2012, 10:22 PM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing, one day I will hunt co. Hopefully sooner than later. My whole plan is to keep building points and maybe next year or year after I will do I high country archery deer hunt while keeping my points.

dhershberger
04-11-2012, 10:47 PM
stud of a buck for sure.

packer58
04-11-2012, 11:16 PM
Very nice, love the white face.

Blue Skies Hunting Advent
04-12-2012, 06:05 PM
Great looking buck, congrats and great work.

BOHNTR
04-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Beautiful looking buck.......

BKC
04-12-2012, 06:12 PM
A monster! Nice looking mount. Congratulations

Bitterroot Bulls
04-12-2012, 06:44 PM
Nice buck and mount, both.

NDHunter
04-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Wow that looks like a monster. Nice job on the mount too!

bigmoose
04-12-2012, 06:56 PM
Great buck! Looks great on the wall too! Congrats!

Moose

MuleyHunter
04-12-2012, 08:02 PM
Great looking buck and mount !

Muleys 24/7
04-12-2012, 08:12 PM
What a wall hanger! very nice.It's got to feel good walking in and seein that every day. Did herman taxi that?

bigshot
04-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys,

Hey Muley 24/7, I mounted the deer myself, I've been practicing Taxidermy for about 25 years. I was once a licensed Taxidermist a long time, but decided to get into a different career and now just do it for pleasure and to save money.

Herman is a good friend and I like stopping by his shop when I'm in the area. We became good friends, when I was a licensed bear guide a few years back. I was so busy guiding, I did not have the time to do my clients Taxidermy work too. So, I would take Herman all my clients kills. I'd like to one day open a Gun/Taxidermy shop when I retire. I don't think I'd ever seen the two business in one building or side by side before.

I'm now showing my niece the art of Taxidermy and she assisted with painting my deer's face. I believe my niece suffers from the hunting bug and is becoming just like me...poor girl, lol.

potsie
04-12-2012, 08:54 PM
Great buck how wide and tall great mount it looks great

bigshot
04-12-2012, 09:15 PM
He is 29 inches wide by 22 inches tall. His gross was 179 3/8 and net 169 4/8.

bigshot
04-12-2012, 09:38 PM
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Here is a closer shot

Edelweiss
04-12-2012, 10:07 PM
Bigshot, are you a professional taxidermist or did you just get some DVDs and learn it on your own?

It's a nice buck, and it looks like some great work.

bigshot
04-12-2012, 10:24 PM
I was a professional at one time, but now its a hobby. I got my start as an apprentice in the San Bernardino County Museum. I became a bird specialist for them and later learned the rest on my own.

Edelweiss
04-12-2012, 10:54 PM
Nice!

I be interested in doing it as a profession, as customer service isn't something I have a lot of patience for. But it is something I would like to learn.

I bought some taxidermy DVDs from Taxidermy101 on the internet, and they have been interesting. My brother in law is a commercial taxidermist in Colorado, so I have a good coach if I need it.

bigshot
04-12-2012, 11:20 PM
A good coach is always good. Let me know if you need help with anything.