Hippo mount

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by Hallgeir Gravråk, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Hallgeir Gravråk

    Hallgeir Gravråk AH Veteran

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    I have a question for you guys:
    I have a plan for hunting hippo in June this year, When I shoot this hippo (I`m pretty sure that I shoot it)
    What option do I have for the trophy?

    I Know that shouldermount is an Option, but I have a narrow space, and the Hippo are big.
    What other option do I have?
     

  2. Ridgewalker

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    I saw an interesting skull mount on the internet. They had it on the floor with a clear glass table top on it to make it into a coffee table. It looked nice IMO. I’ll try to find the picture again.
     
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  3. Royal27

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    This one is pretty cool.

    I just have my skull on the floor. It doesn't take up a ton of space.
     
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  4. Ridgewalker

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  5. Bruce

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    The shoulder mount is not that big, surprisingly.
    I had mine done with imitation teeth/ tusks, then had the REAL teeth mounted on a plaque which I put below the mount, with the tail next to it.
     

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    Here’s my idea of what I would do when I shoot one. Low octagon base with the skull laying in the artificial water they use surrounded by reeds . Possibly small led lights to illuminate the water at night.
     
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    This is mine .....quite a unique piece . IMG-20200213-WA0032.jpeg IMG-20200213-WA0034.jpeg IMG-20200213-WA0035.jpeg
     
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  10. edward

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    this is my answer.bronzed skull with ivory teeth by jonas bros,cape used for floor mount.

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  11. Cam Moon

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    I've seen the table with the oval top that @Ridgewalker posted and thought it was pretty cool! @SafariA has a neat one too, but I would probably have the wood underneath be shaped like Africa, with oval glass on top.
     

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