Duiker Mounts?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by Dee S, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    168
    Video/Photo:
    45
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    Having shot a nice Duiker on my recent hunt in Namibia, I am looking at having my taxidermists do a pedestal mount. Maybe either just on the wall or with a stand.
    I've been looking through the forums but it's hit or miss on this one.
    Any one care to post pictures of their Duiker mounts for ideas? Appreciate it.....
     
    Philip Glass likes this.

  2. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,527
    Video/Photo:
    59
    Likes Received:
    3,762
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    NRA, Life SCI, Life DSC, Life EWA
    Hunted:
    RSA, Namibia, Kyrgyzstan, Austria, Australia, Zimbabwe, Texas
    Just have straight on shoulder mount. Not my favorite.
     

  3. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    168
    Video/Photo:
    45
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    I'm not a fan of the straight out of the wall, traditional mounts like I grew up with. Much prefer the shoulder mount, or they call it, pedestal mount. I was thinking since it's not very big, a small table top mount might work?
     

  4. curtism1234

    curtism1234 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2016
    Messages:
    443
    Video/Photo:
    3
    Likes Received:
    329
    Hunted:
    Hunted: RSA, MO, WY. Fished: MO, IL, AR, MS, FL, WI, MI, WY
    Imo, the little guys look best when done as a full lifesize mount. Of course you are probably in the 2k range for a really good taxidermist. Using a standard foam wall rock would help in offsetting the price of a wood floor display.

    Just a thought
     
    cem rona ergin likes this.

  5. tigris115

    tigris115 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    284
    I say have a full mount of the animal as it's so tiny that if done as a shoulder mount, it'll disappear among larger plains game.
     

  6. Boela

    Boela AH Veteran

    Joined:
    May 11, 2015
    Messages:
    218
    Video/Photo:
    24
    Likes Received:
    408
    Location:
    Richards Bay
    Member of:
    Zululand Hunters & Conservation Association, South African Hunters Association, PHASA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, England, Wales, Austria, Swaziland, US: Idaho, Alaska
    Please forgive me for posting a Steenbuck..... But I am sure you will understand where I'm coming from.

    I have a Duiker S/M facing straight, and it dissappears a bit inbetween any larger mounts. I was concerned that the same would happen to my Steenbuck, so I had it mounted as a sidemount, with a bit of artificial wood / rock added. It beefed up the mount quite a bit, and having it mounted side ways, it presents a bit more of the flank.
    I am sure that if you mount a Duiker in a similar way, it will present very well.
    Best of luck with your mount! (y)

    IMG_20191104_205123.jpg
     

  7. Ryan

    Ryan AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    757
    Video/Photo:
    44
    Likes Received:
    774
    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    I took a nice duiker last year. When I spoke with my taxidermist (Relive Taxidermy of Port Elizabeth RSA) I was thinking of a basic shoulder mount. For this he made it clear a shoulder mount didn't show off a small animal well, it was best to go with a pedestal or wall pedestal mount if not going with a full mount. So, I have a wall pedestal in the works.
    I'm not sure I can post the pics here but he has a good steenbok wall pedestal and pedestal bookend duikers on his Facebook page, as will others.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2019

  8. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    168
    Video/Photo:
    45
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    Yeah, too late to worry about a full mount. The Steenbuck looks great and that's something along the lines of what I had in mind. My taxidermist, Brendon Wood, who owns and operates Safari Life Taxidermy here in San Antonio, has done some in the past and he has ideas on a pedestal mount that would come on a stand you'd sit on a table or desk.
     

  9. JOHN GRENZ

    JOHN GRENZ AH Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2019
    Messages:
    36
    Video/Photo:
    1
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Member of:
    NRA, SCI
    Hunted:
    South Africa
    I don’t have lot of room so mine are done as turned shoulder mounts. 9E0AC517-361A-4CE6-A3F2-C75809F39FF0.jpeg
     
    enysse and cpr0312 like this.

  10. johnnyblues

    johnnyblues AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2013
    Messages:
    6,423
    Video/Photo:
    149
    Likes Received:
    6,147
    Location:
    Georgia
    Hunted:
    USA, ALASKA Canada, New Zealand, Mexico Africa.
    Here’s mine.

    127F7AA0-5F0A-4476-A1B7-C48A46493DD7.jpeg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 5, 2019
    JOHN GRENZ and cpr0312 like this.

  11. buck wild

    buck wild SILVER SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2015
    Messages:
    814
    Video/Photo:
    243
    Likes Received:
    991
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    SCI Brush Country Chapter
    Hunted:
    Kalahari; Limpopo; Mexico; Texas
    ED7DE796-8892-414D-831C-30B7459D75A4.jpeg 2AD7CF3A-BB7B-4E9F-92EF-91268ED96B1C.jpeg I know it’s not a shoulder mount but one of my favs
     
    JOHN GRENZ and cpr0312 like this.

  12. everett

    everett GOLD SUPPORTER AH Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2014
    Messages:
    27
    Video/Photo:
    16
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    mississippi
    Hunted:
    rsa
    I think it’s called a table pedestal.

    0A0749BB-C8CA-4989-80BE-C85D0430F641.jpeg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 5, 2019
    JOHN GRENZ and ActionBob like this.

  13. ActionBob

    ActionBob AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    3,585
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    5,180
    Location:
    Central Minnesota
    Member of:
    NRA life, DSC, SCI
    Hunted:
    Minnesota, Texas, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, British Columbia, Argentina, Kansas, Macedonia, Austria
    10726.jpeg 10722.jpeg I have 2 duikers mounted so far. Both full mounts, well actually the one is kinda full, but yet split in half;)

    20161212_094933.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2019
    Wheels, enysse, Ridgewalker and 3 others like this.

  14. curtism1234

    curtism1234 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2016
    Messages:
    443
    Video/Photo:
    3
    Likes Received:
    329
    Hunted:
    Hunted: RSA, MO, WY. Fished: MO, IL, AR, MS, FL, WI, MI, WY
    Bob, who did that carcass mount?
     

  15. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    168
    Video/Photo:
    45
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    Pretty cool mounts, thanks for posting. The leopard combo is unique for sure.
     
    ActionBob likes this.

  16. ActionBob

    ActionBob AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    3,585
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    5,180
    Location:
    Central Minnesota
    Member of:
    NRA life, DSC, SCI
    Hunted:
    Minnesota, Texas, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, British Columbia, Argentina, Kansas, Macedonia, Austria
    Robert Utne, Wild Images in Motion. He has become my main guy and comes right to the house and sets things like that up. He grew up in the area;) And he is a true Artist who happens to do taxidermy. Which I believe is what takes, especially for the special stuff. Rather than a taxidermist trying to be an artist....
     
    curtism1234 likes this.

  17. buffybr

    buffybr AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Video/Photo:
    160
    Likes Received:
    445
    Location:
    Montana
    Member of:
    SCI, RMEF, Life member NRA and Manhatten (Montana) Wildlife Association
    Hunted:
    USA(CO,MT,WY,AK,TX), Canada(NWT,Saskatchewan,Quebec), Zimbabwe(Matetsi), RSA(Limpopo,KZN,Free State,Eastern Cape), New Zealand, Mozambique, Azerbaijan
    My Duiker mounted as a wall pedestal on a piece of wood...
    [​IMG]

    And a similar mount of my Steenbok...
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 9, 2019
    ActionBob and JOHN GRENZ like this.

  18. Firebird

    Firebird AH Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Messages:
    237
    Video/Photo:
    172
    Likes Received:
    405
    Location:
    Utah
    Hunted:
    South Africa
    Buffybr-I really like those mounts-simple but attractive-I’m doing mine in that pose but on a big wooden African shaped plaque with some minimal habitat-gained a lot of appreciation for duikers while I was there. . .
     
    buffybr likes this.

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice