What are the chances of finding Grey Duiker skin for a full mount

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  1. Cowtown guy

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    As some of you have read here, I made a trip to KZN a month ago.

    Everything was excellent and I am super happy with my trip and the Outfitter I went with. (Chris Troskie of CT-Safaris)

    My only complaint is that I shot a very big Grey Duiker (5 1/2" +) and I made the stupid mistake of having him caped instead of life size skinned. Chris even questioned me on it and I made the call on my own.

    What I am wondering is what are the chances of finding a Grey Duiker skin to accommodate a full mount? Is this something that can be accomplished?

    I haven't contacted Chris yet as I know he is in the bush and likely has other things on his mind right now. I thought I'd try here first and see what you folks thought.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Daryl
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    Tough call. Ouch.

    Sometimes trophies are abandoned at taxidermists. That is certainly one source.
    You already know Chris is another.

    Someone might do a custom collection for you. It is hunting season.
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    I just sent an email off to some resources that may be able to find one for you.

    I'll let you know if I get anything.
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    Thank you Sir.
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    Daryl,
    We can get you a skin as well, message me if you are interested.
    My best,
    Matt
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    Daryl,
    Let Chris give me a call. He has my number. I'm sure we can make a plan.

    Take Care,
    Marius Goosen
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    The feelers are certainly out.
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    Thanks Marius. I may have something with Universal Trophies already. Rupert was very quick to respond. If not, I will surely take you up on your offer.
    Thanks again,
    Daryl
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    Let us know if you want the search stopped.
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    As of now there is "possibly" a full skin at Universal Trophy Services. Nothing is confirmed right now though.
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    lol I was going to suggest Rupert since things have not shipped yet. Im sure things will work out.

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