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.
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?