Texas Longhorn steer opinions on mounting

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Next week I am going to have to put down my old longhorn steer. He's 21+ years old and this winter has been tough on him, his body condition is deteriorating and he has had a good life as a lead steer taking the herds out to summer pasture and back. I'm thinking of a shoulder mount quarter turn to show off his Texas twist. Thoughts? Thanks.

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Hello, I mount a ton of those things and the sky is the limit on what can be done. You can do a shoulder mount, floor pedestal on a custom form, euro mount, literally anything you want. On the shoulder mounts for the wall the only limiting factor is the horn length for a turn if you want one.
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This isnt finished yet but something similar could be done with the longhorn. You should be able to get the idea.
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Please let me know if I can assist you with your mount.
 

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What an incredible animal! I have a few longhorns myself. My old 18 year cow never had a calf last year so we planned on grinding her for burger but I just couldn’t go through with it yet. Two days ago the old sweetheart surprised us with her 15th calf. She’s not going through the grinder yet!
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I was once asked the same question by a buddy that owned a few longhorns in west Texas. He said how would you mount one of them? I told him it wouldn’t be easy but I’d start with a bucket of grain and some soft jazz I reckon! Lol.
gonna make a nice mount!
 

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Please let me know if I can assist you with your mount.
Thanks for everything gizmo. Here in Alberta only taxidermists with provincial govt approval can do domestic cattle , carryover from the BSE Mad Cow fiasco years ago. And I have no idea of the hoops I'd have to jump through to get one down to Texas. Sure hope that you're all thawed out down there.
 

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Steer horns are sold all the time on eBay. I've thought about buying a set. It seems like a real man-cave isn't complete without a set of long horns.

 

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I think you are on the right track. I am sure this will be a great tribute to a great animal!
 

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Thanks for everything gizmo. Here in Alberta only taxidermists with provincial govt approval can do domestic cattle , carryover from the BSE Mad Cow fiasco years ago. And I have no idea of the hoops I'd have to jump through to get one down to Texas. Sure hope that you're all thawed out down there.
I have no idea on that. I will still be glad to help if you need some further ideas to go to your taxidermist with. Just let me know if I can be of assistance.
 

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I’m pretty sure that what you have in mind is a shoulder mount, but here’s a cool option. There’s a guy in Regina that carves just about any design you like in the skull and then coats them in metal. He doesn’t have any cattle skulls on his FB page but there’s deer, moose and bears.
My vote is for a full body mount! Lol.
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