Warthog shoulder mount - real tusks or replicas

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  1. Bill A

    Bill A New Member

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    Guys I just got back from my first African safari and I was fortunate enough to bag a very large warthog. I am having a shoulder mount done but I am considering using replica tusks and keeping the real ones out as a separate trophy. What do you think? Real or replica in the mount.
     
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    That is exactly what I did and glad that I did. I have the upper tusks in a shadow box and had the lower ones capped in silver to hang around my sons and my neck.
     
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    Capricorn taxidermy is making a replica of my lioness skull to use in the mount. Mike over there is cleaning and polishing the skull to put on my desk. I think that will be a great conversation starter.
     
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    PeteG AH Enthusiast

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    Replica's in the mount and real ones in a display case of some sorts that is small enough to sit on a desk/coffee table etc
     
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    Yes, that is the way to go if you have an animal that is one for the books or is unusual- have a replica of the tusks or horns made to go into the mount, then real tusks or horns back onto the skull or display stand.
     

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