Got to open my birthday present a day late

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  1. MAdcox

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    Thanks Johnny. It has been but all worth now!
     
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    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!
     
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    Nice.

    Didn’t know they shrink but always learning
     
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    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. :ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
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    Really great kudu! reading you'r post reminds me of Koos and Dale and Peter! Thanks and congrats and happy birthday!!
     
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    Kudu on the fireplace looks stunning!
     
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    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!
     

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    That’s what it’s all about, remembering those great trips and days in the field.
    Thanks Kevin
     

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    Thank you
     

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    Thank you sir. It was an awesome day and having it up has excited the kids. They are all looking through animal lists now.
     
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    All mine shrank. They were all in the top 10 SCI when I shot them, but are just good examples of each species now!:ROFLMAO::D

    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!
     
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    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.o_O 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.
     
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    +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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