Grizzly base before and after

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  1. johnnyblues

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    Some years ago I shot an artic grizzly up in the Brooks range of Alaska. Back then I used a local taxidermist who really didn’t do “custom” work so to speak. Well many years later and a few really nice pedestal mounts later I decided to have the pedestal redone and with the years came some lip cracking and paint touch up that needed to be done. Wes Goode of Kanati Elite taxidermy has done work for me in the past so I had him pick up the bear and base. Got it back today looking good.

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    WOW, beautiful!!!!! Are you going to have a trophy room in your new home in GA??? LOL!!!!

    When I moved here, I was looking for a house with high ceilings. The realtor didn't quite understand why I wanted high ceilings, when I'm only 5'5" LOL!!!!! I had to show her the pictures of the animals that were coming, and how much wall I needed. She understood after that. LOL!!!
     
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    That's an improvement.
     
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    C'mon Oscar! Trophy room? But of course.LOL The main obstacle ( I think) is convincing my wife that my collection now needs to be on the main floor so I can be around my memories in my final years.. So after the eye stares and verbal lashing I think I have her convinced..Maybe!
     
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    As I've gotten older the being "upset" at bedtime has become less important. :) Built a trophy room which while she did not want it all of a sudden she wanted to discuss design and decorating. I explained she was free to make her suggestions and I was free to dismiss them if I chose. Go with what you want for a trophy room.
     
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    Looks great!!!
     
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    Looks nice Johnny
     
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    Careful.... That could go both ways.... You might end up in the basement for your final years! :LOL:

    Looks great JB.
     

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    I can't wait for you guys to move to GA, and finally meet you both. Oh, and course check out your trophies too. :whistle::whistle::whistle:
     

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    I like it, the difference is night and day in my book.
     
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    Beautiful. Great trophies. Congrats Johnnyblues.
     
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    Man never thought of that!:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Likewise Oscar!
     
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