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    Mounting a Goat

    If you were going to get an antelope mounted where would your cut off be as far as score? For instance, for me on whitetail I won't get anything mounted unless it scores 150" or higher.

    I'm thinking with a goat of it isn't 80" or higher not to get it mounted.

    What do you guys determine is a good goat to mount?

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    I dont have one yet so Id mount the first one I got lol

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    I would say 80" or better unless there was something about it that gave it some cool character then I would consider mid 70's
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    I think it would depend upon how many antelope you have taken, or expect to take. Not to mention space. I haven't taken a goat yet, but when I do I would love to hang it on the wall. A trophy is in the eyes of the beholder. I have a friend that had a spike/fork mounted because it was his first deer. He has taken many more deer since and has only mounted a few others. He is still most proud of his first because his father took him on the hunt.

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    75" or bigger is probably where I would personally draw the line, unless their was something really unique about him.
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    Mounting a Goat

    It's all about you. How much does this particular animal mean to you? Big or not spending the coin on a full mount has got to be something you look at 10-20years from now and are still excited about telling the story of how it got on your wall.

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    To each his own. Personally I have only had one thing done by a taxidermist, which is having my mountain goat finished as a rug mount. Otherwise everything else I did myself as a european mount, including a 16" antelope, 6x6 elk, bull moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and some south african stuff. Some people have a taxidermist mount everything they shoot regardless of how big or small it is. I know a guy who had a head mount made of his first antelope buck. It was only 11", but it was his first and he was proud of it. So again, whatever you want to do is up to you.

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    If you want to mount your goat go for it size don't matter
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    Mounting a Goat

    I'm in the majority. I don't mount according to size. Trophy to me is the experience. If I were to shoot something out of a truck, first day no hardship. It's probably not going on the wall. If I stalk 26 different antelope with a bow and get it done with blisters and sores and sunburn. It's going full body!

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