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Old 01-15-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Well I got my first bobcat with my PSE. I intend on having him mounted and was looking for some pictures of some of yall's mounts for some ideas. I havent decided if I want him on a limb goin across the corner of two walls or teeth showin mean. Also could anyone give me an idea on what it should cost.

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Old 01-15-2010, 10:20 PM   #2
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I've seen bobcat mounts for for as little as $300 up to over $1,000. I've never seen a cheap bobcat mount that looked good, though.

Do your homework on who does good cat mounts. Contact various taxidermists and ask for pictures of some of the bobcats they've mounted. Then compare those pics to pics of live bobcat pics. In my opinion most taxidermists can't mount a bobcat and not make it look bad, but there are some that do good work. I'd ship a whole frozen cat to a really good (and higher priced) taxidermist vs. go the convenient and cheap route and send it to someone who is nearby and is terrible. You're only going to have the thing the rest of your life, so you don't want it to look bug-eyed, with over-painted lips, nose and eye lids and ears that angle out like some sort of Gremlin.

BTW...CONGRATS on the nice cat!!!!!

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Congrats on a true trophy with a bow! Beautiful cat!





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Old 01-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #4
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I am worried the good ole rage did too much damage to him. It got him just to the right of the spine and out through the arm pit.

Thanks fella's he is a trophy to me.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:40 PM   #6
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:10 PM   #7
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Nice work on the bobcats there Rooster.......
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:29 PM   #8
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LOL...cute pup. Found a cuddle budy!
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best pic I had on here without taking another one. It's not a good mount by any means but gives you an idea. That's a blue quail in it's mouth.
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my wife had a little pos dog that chewed up all the grass around the cat! one of these days i will get it fixed.

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I am worried the good ole rage did too much damage to him. It got him just to the right of the spine and out through the arm pit.

Thanks fella's he is a trophy to me.
A good taxadermist can fix it up! I shot mine 2 times with a 30-0-6. 1st time i blew its rearend off could not tell the sex, and the 2nd shot was up along the back. I shot him while he was running and led him about 3 foot and still hit him in the rear
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I told Chew to steer clear of that dude in Uvalde but he wouldn't listen and look what it got him.

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ROOSTER,

The first mount in your thread is one of the best bobcat mounts I have ever seen. Simple but looks real! Very beautiful!
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:58 AM   #14
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Here's the only pic I've got of one of ours. On top of the fridge in our hunting cabin. hehe

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I've seen bobcat mounts for for as little as $300 up to over $1,000. I've never seen a cheap bobcat mount that looked good, though.

Do your homework on who does good cat mounts. Contact various taxidermists and ask for pictures of some of the bobcats they've mounted. Then compare those pics to pics of live bobcat pics. In my opinion most taxidermists can't mount a bobcat and not make it look bad, but there are some that do good work. I'd ship a whole frozen cat to a really good (and higher priced) taxidermist vs. go the convenient and cheap route and send it to someone who is nearby and is terrible. You're only going to have the thing the rest of your life, so you don't want it to look bug-eyed, with over-painted lips, nose and eye lids and ears that angle out like some sort of Gremlin.

BTW...CONGRATS on the nice cat!!!!!

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Josh..... Great work! Looks like that one sitting there is still breathing.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:57 AM   #17
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My wife said she wants it in the living room which shocked the crap out of me. She said it would be to help motivate me to bring home some deer to hang on the wall.
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My wife said she wants it in the living room which shocked the crap out of me. She said it would be to help motivate me to bring home some deer to hang on the wall.
Burn!!!!!
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:32 AM   #20
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Rooster's work is what you need to look for!

Nice job!!!!

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Old 01-16-2010, 10:39 AM   #21
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:37 AM   #22
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:03 PM   #23
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thanks everybody bobcats are tough critter to mount...I can mount 5 whitetails in the time it takes to do a good bobcat.
bobcats start at $950 for lifesize
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:16 PM   #24
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Cool mounts
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:33 PM   #25
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I've seen bobcat mounts for for as little as $300 up to over $1,000. I've never seen a cheap bobcat mount that looked good, though.

Do your homework on who does good cat mounts. Contact various taxidermists and ask for pictures of some of the bobcats they've mounted. Then compare those pics to pics of live bobcat pics. In my opinion most taxidermists can't mount a bobcat and not make it look bad, but there are some that do good work. I'd ship a whole frozen cat to a really good (and higher priced) taxidermist vs. go the convenient and cheap route and send it to someone who is nearby and is terrible. You're only going to have the thing the rest of your life, so you don't want it to look bug-eyed, with over-painted lips, nose and eye lids and ears that angle out like some sort of Gremlin.

BTW...CONGRATS on the nice cat!!!!!;

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WOW! Somebody finally get's it. Taxidermists either "get" cats or they don't, there is not much in the middle. That's why a cat mount is really good or, errr.............. ,well you have seen em'.

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I am worried the good ole rage did too much damage to him. It got him just to the right of the spine and out through the arm pit.

Thanks fella's he is a trophy to me.
Don't worry about the exit it always looks worse than it is, unless it was shot with an elk rifle. I have only had a couple that would not sew satisfactorily.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:35 PM   #26
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nice mounts guys
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:18 PM   #27
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thanks for the ideas I am takin him monday to fins, fur, and feathers in Milford, TX
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thanks everybody bobcats are tough critter to mount...I can mount 5 whitetails in the time it takes to do a good bobcat.
bobcats start at $950 for lifesize
$950? For just a basic stand up like in your pic (1)?
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #29
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$950? For just a basic stand up like in your pic (1)?
Yes.........I'm not even close to a high end priced bobcat. When you pay for a $400 cat you get .........well.......a skin with some foam under it
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:24 PM   #30
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rooster PM Sent.

So far 525 to 900 has been the goin rate around here locally.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:02 PM   #32
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Yes.........I'm not even close to a high end priced bobcat. When you pay for a $400 cat you get .........well.......a skin with some foam under it
It's amazing how many guys will pay less to end up with a mutant bobcat mount. I kill a lot of bobcats each year, and if I ever get a big, well spotted tom mounted, you can bet that I'm going to pay out the nose to get it to look right.

Bobcats are nothing like deer shoulder mounts. You can look at 100 professionally mounted shoulder mounts and with the exception of a few, most will look relatively like a whitetail deer. Do the same thing with bobcats and it will amaze you how many crazy things you'll see.

Nice work, Rooster!

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I have a picture of mine somewhere but can't find it anywhere...
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:29 PM   #35
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:36 PM   #37
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yall have some nice lookin cats. I am still shoppin around for the taxi work. I am pretty sure I have it stored correctly. Thanks fellas
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yall have some nice lookin cats. I am still shoppin around for the taxi work. I am pretty sure I have it stored correctly. Thanks fellas
if its in a freezer its good....If it will be there for an extended period of time wrap the head in a towel to protect the thin ears from freezer burn.
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It's amazing how many guys will pay less to end up with a mutant bobcat mount. I kill a lot of bobcats each year, and if I ever get a big, well spotted tom mounted, you can bet that I'm going to pay out the nose to get it to look right.

Bobcats are nothing like deer shoulder mounts. You can look at 100 professionally mounted shoulder mounts and with the exception of a few, most will look relatively like a whitetail deer. Do the same thing with bobcats and it will amaze you how many crazy things you'll see.

Nice work, Rooster!

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X1000000!! When I was in high school I killed a 32lb bobcat and got him mounted by a local guy for $450 and now you can tell what I paid for it.
Rooster that first mount is THE best cat mount that I have ever seen. Hands down period!!
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Tim Azlin in Clute did this one a few years ago. Called in a shot with a .20.

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Here's mine...He rest above my Lazy-Boy!

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Here are a couple of pics of the bobcat I am having mounted.

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BO-N-ARO who did that mount for you? Its awesome!
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:32 AM   #49
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I appreciate the pics fells's I am leaning toward the "lazy" cat.
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Justin the one at the top that rooster posted where the cat is perched standing on the rock is freakin awesome. Thats my vote bud....
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