Lioness trophy display?

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  1. Bonde

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    I’m planning a hunt for a trophy Lioness, and wonder what kind of trophy display options I have.

    I’m pretty sure I don’t want to do a full body mount, as it is expensive, and could be put towards a new hunt in stead. But, I find the skull alone to be a bit boring?

    Is there a market to sell the skin to a taxidermist, if so, What am I looking at?

    As most have understood I’m more into the hunting experince, rather than the trophy itself.
     
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  2. Hutch01

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    I have bronzed mountain lion, warthog and zebra skulls. They look great. A bronzed lion head is a good option and you can still have a rug made and have two trophies to display...
     

  3. BRICKBURN

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    Don't think the half mount will save you much money.
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    Shoulder mount
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    Of course, the rug!
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    No clue what the market is for Lion hides.
     
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    I believe there is a market for lion hides, not sure about lioness.

    I'd recommend talking with your outfitter or a taxidermist in rsa. They can probably fill you in and navigate any legal/bureaucratic requirements.
     

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    I went with the full body mount and don’t regret it. However, had I not done that I really think I would have done the rug.

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    Hell with the cat, let’s have a drink out of that stocked cabinet behind it! Lol
     
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    A rug always looks cool!
     

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    Next time I have an AH get together you are invited @Bullthrower338
    I actually collect bourbons and whiskey. At last count I think I had 70+ bourbons and 30+ whiskey. The cabinets you see behind the lion are about half the collection!
     
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    Yes I can attest, around the corner is another cabinet!!
     
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    And as I recall you were able to partake of some of the fine brown liquids displayed in the cabinets.
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts! I´d love to see more lioness rugs if possible? that is probably what I end up doing.
    Do the taxidermy in Zim/South Africa, or get them back home?
    Are they usually good at getting the skulls Bright White in Africa?

    A well equipped bar is of high importance in a home office/trophy room! A G-T ,or a Scotch, while talking about hunting makes the hours pass real fast! ;-)
     

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    Hutch01 would you happen to have some pictures of those? Sounds like a neat looking mount.
     

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    Can you import lion\lioness into USA?
     

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    this is my bronzed lioness skull,and my full mount of my lioness,you only live once,money is ugly and trophys are beautiful and forever.

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    With all this talk about lions and liquid gold, I thought BLENDING both might be appropriate here.. IMG_2364.JPG
     
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    Very cool mount!
     
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    Where do you have them bronzed? Pics?
     

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