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Old 05-24-2021, 07:11 AM   #1
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Just got the mount back. What do y’all think?
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:21 AM   #2
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Very nice. Who did it?

For lifelike, 8 of 10.

I personally would prefer a “less relaxed” mount.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:22 AM   #3
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Seductive. I like it. Quite the roll of the dice getting a bobcat mounted but that’s a good lookin one.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:22 AM   #4
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I'd give it an 8 at least. It's a nice mount.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:34 AM   #5
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Maybe a bad angle but I'd give the head a 6. So So.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:37 AM   #6
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B-
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:42 AM   #7
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8
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:44 AM   #8
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Maybe a bad angle but I'd give the head a 6. So So.
I was thinking the same. Something isn't quite right with the neck/head area but it could be lighting or angle.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:47 AM   #9
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I’ve seen a lot worse. If you didn’t pay 1,000 plus for it I’d be happy with it
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:48 AM   #10
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A-
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:50 AM   #11
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I've seen better and I've seen worse.
Cats are the hardest to get right.
Honest opinion, if this was my mount, it wouldn't sit right with me.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:54 AM   #12
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I've seen better and I've seen worse.
Cats are the hardest to get right.
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agreed.

Probably why Ive shot a half dozen or so and never mounted one
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:55 AM   #13
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I think it looks real good
I was expecting a lot worse and was pleasantly surprised when I opened the thread
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:56 AM   #14
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Looks like he just woke up from a nap and has bed head haha
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:58 AM   #15
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B+
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:01 AM   #16
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If its an adult cat, on a 10 scale i would rate it a seven.
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:01 AM   #17
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Good looking mount, would give it an 8.5 out of 10. Looks kinda like a pet cat than a "wild" cat, but other than that, it turned out really good.
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:03 AM   #18
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I agree with Trophy8.
How about a better shot of the two whitetail in the background?��
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:05 AM   #19
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looks pretty good

who did the work ?
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:23 AM   #20
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I think it looks like it was well done but has been freshly shampooed and blow dried and needs to be settled back down a bit. Looks too soft and fuzzy to be real right now which should be an easy fix.
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:24 AM   #21
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Hard to judge fairly from this one angle in the one pic. Just based on that I would say it looks pretty good. I would give it a 7. I would love to see some more pics though. There's nothing about it that looks bad but I can't say that it's great either. More pics might change my mind. Aside from the whole scale thing, I would just be happy that someone didn't mess up my cat, and delivered me a nice looking mount. Most can't say that.

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Old 05-24-2021, 08:29 AM   #22
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Work was done by Otten Bros Taxidermy out in Pipe Creek. I felt like I often see bobcat mounts with an aggressive snarl type of look, and that’s just not true to what I experienced on the hunt, so I didn’t want to mount it that way. Another factor is that I am putting it in my 4 y.o. son’s room, so I wanted to do something a bit more chill.

I appreciate all of the comments and feedback. Overall, I am pretty happy with it. Not sure how I would rate it but I think I’d go 7ish+ compared to much of what I’ve seen.
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:30 AM   #23
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I think it looks like it was well done but has been freshly shampooed and blow dried and needs to be settled back down a bit. Looks too soft and fuzzy to be real right now which should be an easy fix.
Had it sitting on the counter and kids kept messing with the darn thing and petting it and what not. Cats got bed head. I am going to look into how to settle the hair. Is it as simple as just brushing it? I appreciate any advice anyone may have on this. Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:36 AM   #24
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Looks good to me. Waaaaaay better than the one I had done.
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:38 AM   #25
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OP not knocking your Cat.

Is the new standard for Bobcat mounts to compare it to really bad ones? Shouldn't the standard for any Taxi work be in its relation to a living wild animal?
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:19 AM   #26
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Looks good to me. Waaaaaay better than the one I had done.
Oh come on, yours wasn't that bad... Oh who am I kidding, that thing was the mongaloid looking meth head of the bobcat world!
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:27 AM   #27
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Oh come on, yours wasn't that bad... Oh who am I kidding, that thing was the mongaloid looking meth head of the bobcat world!

Where can I see this “specimen”?
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:35 AM   #28
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Aside from the neck/head hair being puffed up I think it's great. I'm sure you'll be able to tame the mane.

10x better than some I have seen.
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:38 AM   #29
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It's not the worst, but it's far from the best I've seen.
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:38 AM   #30
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Here is another idea if you are scared of the risk, what I will be doing with my furs. Cool conversation piece and gets you out of buying anything for the Mrs. for a while lol.
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:47 AM   #31
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It's not the worst, but it's far from the best I've seen.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...1&d=1621867639
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:12 AM   #32
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It's mechanically sound- I'd give it 8.5 for mechanics but as others have noted and myself also, it just seems off a little. At first chance, I felt the face had more of a bear look for some reason although I can't put my finger on it (I really think because the ears are too low on the side of the face). Overall, I'd give in a 7 or B-
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:22 AM   #33
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Am I correct in saying that the fur shouldn’t be touched? I had the understanding that if I were to wipe down my mounts ( dust and webs)that I should use panty hose to keep the oils off of them ...

Nice cat and mount no need to say anything else :-)
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:49 AM   #34
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If you want the truth, head and body look good. Neck is to thin. Sorry.
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:56 AM   #35
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Looks a little off to me. Neck and chest, maybe angle?
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:57 AM   #36
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Where can I see this “specimen”?
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ghlight=bobcat
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:58 AM   #37
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If you want the truth, head and body look good. Neck is to thin. Sorry.
Not disagreeing with this, my wife said the exact same thing. At the end of the day, what’s done is done and I was either going to be Happy or Unhappy with the mount, and despite certain elements perhaps leaving a bit to be desired, I think I’m pretty squarely on the Happy side of the equation.

The taxidermist has done all of my big game and knocked it out of the park, so he’s good in my book.

That being said, I appreciate everyone’s honest feedback.
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:58 AM   #38
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While you're worried about your cat, you have two bucks in the background getting into a tussle. Maybe you should go separate them before someone loses an eye.
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Old 05-24-2021, 11:00 AM   #39
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OP not knocking your Cat.

Is the new standard for Bobcat mounts to compare it to really bad ones? Shouldn't the standard for any Taxi work be in its relation to a living wild animal?
Man you have a solid point. I think I’ve just gotten used to seeing so many terrible bobcats that I was just hoping to get one that was anything better than absolutely jacked up. LOL.

Overall I’m happy with it, conversation piece for sure anyway.
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Old 05-24-2021, 11:19 AM   #40
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Not sure what to say ..... I have a similar bobcat mount done years ago.

But it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks ..... What do you think!
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Old 05-24-2021, 11:33 AM   #41
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Looks like he just woke up from a nap and has bed head haha
My casual observation also. Other than that I'd give it a 7.5 out of 10. Very cool trophy.
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Old 05-24-2021, 11:40 AM   #42
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I give it an 8. Looks good to me.
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Old 05-24-2021, 11:40 AM   #43
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Old 05-24-2021, 12:44 PM   #44
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You pulling my leg? Either that or.. I feel pretty solid about my mount now lol.

Thanks AC.
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Old 05-24-2021, 12:55 PM   #45
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Looks like it has a lazy eye.
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Old 05-24-2021, 12:58 PM   #46
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Looks good... also looks like me after Thanksgiving dinner, Nap time
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Old 05-24-2021, 01:00 PM   #47
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You pulling my leg? Either that or.. I feel pretty solid about my mount now lol.

Thanks AC.


No this is legit. Unfortunately


I think someone posted the link to my original thread above . There’s some real beauties on there too. It’s worth a look. You will love yours after seeing that thread.



Edit: yep see post 36.
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Old 05-24-2021, 01:13 PM   #48
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Solid B
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Old 05-24-2021, 01:16 PM   #49
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The first thing I tend to look at on predator mounts is the eyes and the nose. If the nose ain't the right color or the eyes ain't right I notice right off the bat. Not every bobcat is the same as far as tufts on the face or ears. I think everyone has it in their mind what they think one is supposed to look like that way. Some just don't and depending on where it came from it may not be as fluffy.
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Old 05-24-2021, 01:20 PM   #50
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I would say 7. But the average of most cat mounts I've seen are probably a solid 4-5, so above average.
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