Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by MAdcox, Aug 5, 2019.
Thanks Johnny. It has been but all worth now!
They are a very large mount. Bigger than I had imagined once I got him out of the crate. He weighs 49lbs. That’s fun to carry up a ladder!
Didn’t know they shrink but always learning
The kudu is a whopper! Congrats on a beautiful trophy. I noticed that you took the TV down, and replaced it with the kudu.....perfect. I would have done the same thing.
Really great kudu! reading you'r post reminds me of Koos and Dale and Peter! Thanks and congrats and happy birthday!!
Kudu on the fireplace looks stunning!
Beautiful family, home and trophies! I can just picture that brut of a kudu in the jess when you first laid eyes on him. Just awesome! And the fireplace is only made more gorgeous by your mount!
That’s what it’s all about, remembering those great trips and days in the field.
Thank you sir. It was an awesome day and having it up has excited the kids. They are all looking through animal lists now.
All mine shrank. They were all in the top 10 SCI when I shot them, but are just good examples of each species now!
Just kidding! But IME they do shrink. Living in Colorado, an extremely dry climate, they have some shrinkage for a while, then seem to stabilize. That said my koedoe didn’t shrink 3”. Maybe 1” max. My mule deer and elk have also shrunk a bit.
No big deal. They were all hard earned beauties! You did well on that one for sure!
Yes sir, I don’t think it shrunk much if at all. All of us that were on the trip have done a little measuring as we hang stuff this week. It’s all a little under what the estimates were 2 years ago. I assume that is very normal for a bunch of rookies. And I think it is another great reason to not have a tape in camp. All those animals were and are outstanding trophies to us and they are great memories and beautiful mounts, inches be damned.
+1 I’m there for the hunt of a good example trophy, but the hunt is the real trophy IMO. At my age just being able to hunt is awesome!
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