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Old 06-25-2018, 02:16 PM   #1
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Couple mounts I took to the Texas Taxidermy Association, inc. show.

Bobcat pedestal :
2nd place professional division gamehead
Second2nature Award - Highest scoring mount on a second2nature form.

Full body bobcat:
2nd place professional division life size mammal

Whitetail deer:
3rd place professional division whitetails.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:18 PM   #2
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Close up on the deer
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:18 PM   #3
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amazing work. congratulations!
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:19 PM   #4
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The best bobcat work I have ever seen!!!!

Amazing work my friend!!!!
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:20 PM   #5
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:21 PM   #6
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I got the full body cat off a guy on here. Maybe lone wolf or something like that. I’ll have to look back in my messages
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:26 PM   #7
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Wow. Incredibly impressive work!
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:32 PM   #8
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Congrats!

That bobcat head is out of this world!!! and that is Second? Mad skills sir
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:35 PM   #9
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outstanding work!!!
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:37 PM   #10
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That is incredible work. Congrats.
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:13 PM   #11
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Awesomeness!!


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Old 06-25-2018, 03:16 PM   #12
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Best work I have ever seen. Gold Standard!
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:24 PM   #13
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Great work! That shoulder mount cat is perfect, can’t believe it was second.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:34 PM   #14
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You done good! Those are some great cat mounts! Congrats!
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:39 PM   #15
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Of course the pedestal cat is likely the best any of us has seen.

I also appreciate your work with the deer at the ears and back of the neck.

You're obviously talented. Good Luck.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:44 PM   #16
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Man you do good work! Those bobcats are incredible, simply incredible. And that buck is just beautiful. Cool looking dark face makes him look even better.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:24 PM   #17
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The body’s on the cats look good. I’m not a taxidermist. But I’d keep working on the faces.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:03 PM   #18
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Beautiful work. Congrats!
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:11 PM   #19
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Great work brother !!The life size cat has a world class pelt
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:18 PM   #20
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Thanks guys. The full body was 1 point from a first place. Needs a little work on the eyes.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:42 PM   #21
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Next time I kill a cat, Im calling you
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:23 PM   #22
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I really like the first cat!


For those that may want to get a cat mount one day, what kind of price break is there for just a head vs full body?
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:27 PM   #23
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Nice work
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:04 PM   #24
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Very nice work man! That bobcat head pedestal is crazy good!
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:49 AM   #25
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Outstanding cat !
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:30 PM   #26
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I got the full body cat off a guy on here. Maybe lone wolf or something like that. Iíll have to look back in my messages
I havenít checked my messages in awhile. Just now seeing this. Thatís awesome man.
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:43 PM   #27
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Nice work
Cats are usually a good show of a taxidermist talent, they can be difficult to make look right
Your work looks great on them
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:46 PM   #28
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Very nice indeed! Best bobcat mounts I've ever seen.
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:50 PM   #29
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You can tell the talent of the taxidermist based on the face of a bobcat mount. Those bobcats are some of the best I've seen. Great work!
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:47 PM   #30
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Dang fine work sir.
You might concider becoming a sponsor here. We could keep you busy.
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:56 PM   #31
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Finally bobcat mounts that donít look like ďstuffedĒ cats. Youíre brave to post a bobcat mount here, but you back it up with great work.


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Old 07-21-2018, 09:44 PM   #32
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Son of a ...

All pure greatness
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:47 PM   #33
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The bodyís on the cats look good. Iím not a taxidermist. But Iíd keep working on the faces.


Stop it.

I know where Iím taking my first cat. Incredible work!!
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:51 PM   #34
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Those look awesome.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:16 AM   #35
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Thanks guys
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:47 AM   #36
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Geeze ! Looks like first place work to me, very nice.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:22 PM   #37
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Those look great, curious what you thought about how the first place cat looked. Would love to see what beat yours.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:51 PM   #38
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Those look great, curious what you thought about how the first place cat looked. Would love to see what beat yours.
The ribbons are based off a grade. 100-90 gets a first, 89-80 is second, 79-70 is third. 69-60 gets a green. There are also 3 different classes to enter, amateur/commercial, professional and masters. They grade harder the hire the class. I entered into the professional class. My scores were 89 on the full size cat and 85 on the pedestal. Judge said the full size had too many wrinkles in the skin and that kept we from a first. Also the eyes were a little crossed eyed. The pedestal cat had some issues with the form that hit me pretty good.

I know for sure there was one cat that scored hirer than mine but there might have been one more. This was in the professional class. There were a few in the masters and they basically look like the froze the cats in time. Guys a very good and have been doing taxidermy for a while.

I’m happy with what I got and hope to keep getting better. The pedestal cat is my 9th and the full size is my 10th cat to ever mount. .
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:10 PM   #39
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what do you charge for a full body bobcat? Your cat looks very very good.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:12 PM   #40
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Nice Work!
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:15 PM   #41
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Very nice!


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Old 07-23-2018, 08:18 PM   #42
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Awesome work
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:39 AM   #43
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Thanks for the explanation, the work you did looks fantastic. I really like the pedestal cat mounts, they are cool looking. First time I ever saw one was in the taxi shop in McGregor and was impressed with his work too.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:57 AM   #44
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Those look great, curious what you thought about how the first place cat looked. Would love to see what beat yours.


This was a couple of the blue ribbon Cats in the masters division.. The Ocelot was insane.. The manikin was a custom carcass cast..




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Old 07-24-2018, 02:32 PM   #45
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I bet that guy with the bobcat spent as much time on the cactus as the cat! That looks pretty dang good. And I think that might the the only Ocelot mount I've ever seen.
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:20 PM   #46
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yep the master division is a whole new level of taxidermy. crazy of all the time and energy these guys put into them...

Marks bobcats was awesome and Jerry goes excellent cougars. Not sure who did the ocelot..
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yep the master division is a whole new level of taxidermy. crazy of all the time and energy these guys put into them...

Marks bobcats was awesome and Jerry goes excellent cougars. Not sure who did the ocelot..
Ben Cromeens mounted the Mountain Lion and the Ocelot.
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Ben Cromeens mounted the Mountain Lion and the Ocelot.
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