European mounts

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  1. Wolverine67

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    I am in the making of a new trophy room and have just recieved my latest trophies. I did European mounts out of all of them except a full mount of a steenbuck. Here are some pics:
     

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  2. BRICKBURN

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    I thought Euro mounts might take up less room!
    Not when they are that big.
    At least they are closer to the wall than shoulder mounts.

    Looking good.
     
  3. Diamondhitch

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    Looks real good. I prefer shoulder mounts but that is personal preference. Love the Eland.
     
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    With limited room euro mounts allow flexibility that shoulder mounts do not.

    I like your lay out.

    I also look at only a few (1 or 2) shoulder mounts for each safari. the others are euro or just bleached skulls to be place around the room.
     
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    Thanks for the pictures, the mounts look very nice!
     
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    Very nicely done, I really like the layout and the backing of the room.
     
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    Very nice Wolverine. You've convinced me that when I get an Eland, I'm going with a Euro mount. Adding a nice sized picture from the hunt underneath it and you have a much less expensive preservation of the memory.

    I like the way the Euro mount also shows just how long the Warthog's tusks really are.
     
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    Wolverine, first off I like the mounts. My next trip I will do skull mounts only. Did the skulls come with the wall mount or did you buy/make them? I have a skull mount that needs put up, and I haven't seen any bought ones I like.
     
  9. Wolverine67

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    Thanks everybody! RickB, the skull came finished mounted on the shields. I have other trophies with shields I have made my self. The main thing are finding nice wood and then its not that much work.
     
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    Bunch of nice mounts Wolverine. Another benefit to European's is they are finished mounts and do not have to go to a USDA approved facility when arriving in the US. Another cost savings.
     
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    Very nice Wolverine, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Nice layout, all of mine are also euro mounts, a question of available space !
     
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    I like the idea of a European mount on an eland. I am doing a shoulder mount on my kudu but he most likely will have to be in the stairway to the basement. Does a wall pedestal mount allow for the mounting of large heads on say an eight foot ceiling? I turned down a long horned female oryx and toke a young 29in male with heavy horns mostly because of my trophy rooms 8ft ceilings.
     
  14. Wolverine67

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    I know a oryx are a trophy eighter sex, but in my head a 29' bull are a better trophy anyway. I took a bull even knowing the cows have longer horns.
     
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    Eland definitely takes alot of room up as a shoulder mount.

    A wall pedistal will take up about the same space as a shoulder mount, sticking out slightly more but using the same vertically and horizontally. What you can do is get it mounted with the head lowered a bit (full sneak), this would look best on a wall pedistal and 8' is no problem.
     
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    I love European mounts as well as shoulder/full mounts. I think both look great. European mounts provide a lovely look, and some different options are also available sometimes.

    Your mounts look really great, thank you for sharing them with us.
     
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    I love them Wolverine. They look awesome. I have been doing euro mount on all my NA trophies for some time now.
    I plan on euro's for Africa as well.
     
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    Looks real good, just love the spiral horns that are euro mounted. The savings on euro mounts almost saves you enough for your next safari!!!
     

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