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Old 11-02-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Bobcat mount w/Trey Rabbit in Mouth

Many of you will remember I shot a bobcat while checking a feeder and foodplot a yr or two ago. The cat was up in my tree lounge that I had permantely mounted to an oak tree sitting on my cushions eating a rabbit. I pulled my 45 out of the back of my jeans and shot the bobcat standing at my feeder looking back up in the deer stand. He jumped to the ground and was pretty much dead when he hit the ground. I climbed up to find a half eating big ol swamp rabbit. The rabbit was pretty funky and we decided to get a replacement rabbit. Instead of me just shooting one, Trey smoked his first animal ever with a 410. So we had the bobcat and "little Red" at the taxidermist.

I took the cat home this week and spent hours trying to find the right limb to mount him to. I didnt want rock or fake rock, etc...he was up in a tree. This is what I just mounted the cat to. My buddy Kris at Killians here in Hempstead mounted it as well as my other bobcat a few yrs ago. I am plenty happy!

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Old 11-02-2007, 11:23 AM   #2
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I am going to get rid of the couch and put him in that corner coming out. I would love to get it up off the ground but I dont see that happening. All 4 feet are at different heights and it was a pain to find the tree.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thats sick! or anotherwords-Great Looking Mount Howard!
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #4
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Kris took a regular rabbit form and cut the legs off and head and glued/bondoed them back on at a hanging down angle. Awesome custom work.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:28 AM   #5
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Wow, I missed that story some place along the way! Amazing, and get stories will be told with that mount for sure!

If you can find the other story Howard, will you link it here please?

Oh, and to add, that is a huge swamp rabbit that cat was eating on!
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:51 AM   #6
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it was on the old forum, it is gone to space now!
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:59 AM   #7
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Cool story and cool mount to go along.

Man, that rabbit in the last pic looks as big as the bobcat.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
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Very cool. Love the mount.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:19 PM   #9
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That is very cool!
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:27 PM   #10
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Neat mount. Congrats!
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #11
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That looks great! Even the rabbit looks so........well, dead! lol
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:00 PM   #12
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Great mount. Congrats
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:12 PM   #13
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...I remember that story...thanks for taking us back a ways...
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:17 PM   #14
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that looks sooo cool! i've only seen 1 in 12 yrs of hunting and i didn't have my bow in hand. i was doing a hard trail job thru some thick pines and he walked up on me!
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:28 PM   #15
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That turned out good.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:47 PM   #16
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Very nice, Howard. Incredible keepsake. In 70 years, Trey will be giving this to his grandson and passing down the story.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:24 PM   #17
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Great looking mount. And a awesome story to go with it. Nicely done.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:38 PM   #18
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I was off just a tad on the flat spot I made on the log, I had to shim it so the cat sits up straight.(unlike above pics) I moved it to a new place in my office that looks pretty good.

Thanks all for the kind words. My favorite part is the rabbit and the memory that comes back of that night with my son.

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Old 11-02-2007, 02:54 PM   #19
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Looked good Howard.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:36 PM   #20
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Great mount JT. Kris sure does good work!!
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:02 PM   #21
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That is nice!
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:06 PM   #22
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Those are some Creative Mounts, Thanks for Showing
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:36 PM   #23
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Cool story and great idea for the mount!
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:49 PM   #24
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Nice mount...and your window trim gave me a great idea!!
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:31 PM   #25
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great job
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #26
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The mount looke great and the memories of the rabbit will last forever.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:24 PM   #27
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Those rabit pics make a great trophy right there! Cool cat mount too.
Glad ya missed the metal on your stand
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:33 PM   #28
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I remember the video of him shooting the 410. That look of "do I want to do that again" LOL

Congratulations Howard and Trey, great looking father son trophy mount.



you could bore out the limb so that 1" black pipe would fit in and secure. then run a length up the inside of a wall and elboe out so that the limb looks like its coming out of the wall. ?? sheetrock /spackle/ paint. if you anchor it to a stud, it could be angled from one corner to the other or over a door way.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:16 AM   #29
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Those wheels have already been churning SteveW. I know I could get it up in the corner where I want it, but dont know what the owner of this building would think. I have been here 5 yrs but I only rent this office.

Texas Grown- that was one of the first things I thought of before taking the shot. The way the stand slides into itself it would have screwing it up. I knew the trees in the background and what was beyond the cat was all good but I was trying to get the angle to where I wouldnt mess of the stand- boy was it close
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:31 AM   #30
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Quote:
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...I remember that story...thanks for taking us back a ways...
Yep, I definitely remember the story but i zero memory of Trey putting the smack down on a rabbit. Good stuff all the way around!
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:21 AM   #31
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I like that mount JT! Very cool!
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:46 AM   #32
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The best posts on TBH are always the one's with someone's smiling kiddo out in the field with mom and/or dad. LDP's are just icing on the cake.

Howard, GREAT pic with you, your son and the rabbit. Makes me smile.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:51 AM   #33
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Sweet mount!!
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:55 AM   #34
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great looking mount
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