A Christmas Miracle

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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby greenhorndave » Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:16 am

1STRANGEWILDERNESS wrote:That’s a rare one there! Glad you got him. Good story, the pain you felt for the animal really comes through. As a reader I feel pretty bad for that buck.. Great photos as well.

I gotta echo this. Yes, ultimately we kill the deer, but long and painful suffering is something that none of us want. I gotta admit that every roadkilled deer (or any animal) bothers me a little and it had to be especially tough on that buck after the injury.


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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:47 am

PK_ wrote:Thanks guys I appreciate the comments.
Jackson Marsh wrote:
KRONIIK wrote:Full body mount?



That's what I was thinking.....or a full tanning of hide would look awesome too


Man do I wish I had the space. He deserves a full body, that is for sure. I am trying to figure out if a taxidermist can do something custom for a wall mount that shows most of the body. If not, I will get a shoulder mount and whatever remainder of the pelt tanned as well.



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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby KRONIIK » Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:00 am

PK_ wrote:Thanks guys I appreciate the comments.
Jackson Marsh wrote:
KRONIIK wrote:Full body mount?



That's what I was thinking.....or a full tanning of hide would look awesome too


Man do I wish I had the space. He deserves a full body, that is for sure. I am trying to figure out if a taxidermist can do something custom for a wall mount that shows most of the body. If not, I will get a shoulder mount and whatever remainder of the pelt tanned as well.

Just a thought; I certainly don't want to tell you what to do with your trophy and space, budget, etc.

If he hasn't been caped out yet,have him skin the body as if for a FULL wall pelt, nose-to-tail, and as much of the legs as he can.

Figure out how to remove the antlers with a section of skull plate intact and making the hide cuts there as easily repairable as possible.

Tan the hide (with the hair on of course-SPECIFY THAT just in case the tanner's an idiot!) then have the taxidermist "reinstall" the antlers into the pelt.
Hang on wall fully spread out.
Advantages:

1. MUCH less expensive than a full-body mount, and(I would presume), also less expensive than the shoulder mount/half-pelt combo would be.(?)
2.Displays the entire hide in its' full glory without sectioning it up as a combo shoulder mount/half-pelt would.
3.More compact display; almost no living space used up.
4. Neva been done befo'!- unique mount to the MAX.
Actually that's not true; I'm sure there are many like that, (but I never see them.)

Maybe other Beasts have and can show pics?
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby KRONIIK » Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:12 am

Regarding my previous post/suggestions;
Since it's a smaller rack and wouldn't make any official record books, your taxi might want to remove the antlers at the skull and re-configure them on a artificial skullplate to mimic their original state afterward (in order to minimize the forehead-hide cuts/repairs necessary to remove the antlers from below.

Take lots of pics and measurements first if you and your taxi decide to go that route!
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby brancher147 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:48 pm

Congrats on a dream buck that’s awesome
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby bigbuckhunter88 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:52 pm

Man what a pretty buck. Congrats
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby bigbuckhunter88 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:53 pm

Gonna be a pricey mount I assume!
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby john1984 » Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:51 pm

Wow! Beautiful deer :clap:
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Unread postby upwind predator » Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:06 pm

That is an incredible deer. You gonna do a full body?
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Unread postby Tufrthnails » Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:17 pm

Super crazy cool Buck PK! Congrats!
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby PK_ » Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:58 am

KRONIIK wrote:Regarding my previous post/suggestions;
Since it's a smaller rack and wouldn't make any official record books, your taxi might want to remove the antlers at the skull and re-configure them on a artificial skullplate to mimic their original state afterward (in order to minimize the forehead-hide cuts/repairs necessary to remove the antlers from below.

Take lots of pics and measurements first if you and your taxi decide to go that route!


Yea, unfortunately he has some damage on one of his shoulders. So I am thinking a wall pedestal is the best option. The taxi is very good and has won many awards so I trust him to steer me in the right direction.

Thanks all for the kind words.
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby KRONIIK » Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:05 am

PK_ wrote:
KRONIIK wrote:Regarding my previous post/suggestions;
Since it's a smaller rack and wouldn't make any official record books, your taxi might want to remove the antlers at the skull and re-configure them on a artificial skullplate to mimic their original state afterward (in order to minimize the forehead-hide cuts/repairs necessary to remove the antlers from below.

Take lots of pics and measurements first if you and your taxi decide to go that route!


Yea, unfortunately he has some damage on one of his shoulders. So I am thinking a wall pedestal is the best option. The taxi is very good and has won many awards so I trust him to steer me in the right direction.

Thanks all for the kind words.


Looking forward to seeing pics of the finished mount!
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:02 am

Well done PK. You are a classy BEAST and very deserving of that animal. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:32 am

Thanks for the read. It was written well

Be sure to show us the pics when it’s completed
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Re: A Christmas Miracle

Unread postby Boogieman1 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:50 am

That’s awesome! That is a beauty brotha and well deserved.

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