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Old 08-30-2016, 10:59 AM   #51
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I will pay him just because he did the work. Lesson learned. I just gotta laugh and move on. Thanks for all the responses! Chew you're the best


Is it really that hard to make them not look so surprised?
I'm not a taxi but I'm guessing yes. He'll grow on you after a while.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:03 AM   #52
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If I shot a cat with crooked eyes I would want the mount to also have crooked eyes.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:16 AM   #53
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Aww, but it looks so cute like that lol

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Old 08-30-2016, 11:19 AM   #54
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that mount will look great hanging in the closet.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:21 AM   #55
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Whoa!
I would have a honest talk with him and I would offer to pay for the materials but that is it. He gets a free attempt at a cat mount. I think that is a fair deal considering the circumstances.

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Old 08-30-2016, 11:22 AM   #56
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Lmbo hahahahaha . Hopefully it was still wet when he took the pic to mess with you .
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:29 AM   #57
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Man.. ya'll are tough(mean). It has a..uh..a unique look to it?
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:40 AM   #58
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I always wonder why hunters that kill bobcats just don't skin out the bobcat and send the pelt off for tanning. They would have a superior finished product over about 95% of all bobcat mounts.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:43 AM   #59
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I always wonder why hunters that kill bobcats just don't skin out the bobcat and send the pelt off for tanning. They would have a superior finished product over about 95% of all bobcat mounts.


It's not too late I hope. This may be the best option I have left. I will see how bad it is in person first.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:47 AM   #60
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I had one done and it looked similar to yours. I eventually sold it in a garage sale. Couldn't keep it on the wall without getting mad. Lesson learned.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:54 AM   #61
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I always wonder why hunters that kill bobcats just don't skin out the bobcat and send the pelt off for tanning. They would have a superior finished product over about 95% of all bobcat mounts.
Was going to make this same point. Although I would put it closer to 99%.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:59 AM   #62
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no offense but that is an ugly mount
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:59 AM   #63
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Maybe if you threw it BACK in the water... I mean, it looked pretty good all wet and everything in your selfie...

Those brother-in-law deals usually turn out that way... I have a big ol' canvasback drake I let my deer taxidermist do... BIG MISTAKE! Ain't killed another one since
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:09 PM   #64
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Was going to make this same point. Although I would put it closer to 99%.
Yeah the 5% number is a little friendly.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:25 PM   #65
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Here was mine after I shot him:



Here is my mount:



The pic of the mount does not do it justice, but it looks very realistic in person. I am happy with the work my taxi did!

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Old 08-30-2016, 12:28 PM   #66
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Maybe that HOT wood stove shriveled him up!
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:26 PM   #67
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Here was mine after I shot him:



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The pic of the mount does not do it justice, but it looks very realistic in person. I am happy with the work my taxi did!

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Do you take criticism well?
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:27 PM   #68
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Do you take criticism well?
LOL really!!!!

Man yall get hosed on bobcat mounts. My brother paid $450 for his before he went up to 550 and it looks awesome.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:32 PM   #69
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:34 PM   #70
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All you bad bobcat mount owners should have a get together where you put all of your mounts on a big table and take a pic. Then you could sell the photo to guys who have recently shot bobcats. They could take the photo to their taxidermist and say "not like any of these" and the taxi would have all kinds of crappy examples to try and avoid.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:44 PM   #71
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:50 PM   #72
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Sorry for your loss...I think there is a lot of bad taxi work out there not just cats. Some of the deer mounts people post are just as bad. Like the op said you get what you pay for. If you are going to stare at it for the next 20 years it better look amazing
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:04 PM   #73
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This is a picture I sent the guy when he asked me how I wanted my bobcat to look





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Old 08-30-2016, 02:08 PM   #74
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Lol hate that for you bud , been there . Can't bring myself to throw it away or shoot it. Is very effective at scaring people though. I'll try and get a pic

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Old 08-30-2016, 02:11 PM   #75
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Lol hate that for you bud , been there . Can't bring myself to throw it away or shoot it. Is very effective at scaring people though. I'll try and get a pic

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Old 08-30-2016, 02:13 PM   #76
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Here is my dads, he shot this like 20 years ago..

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Old 08-30-2016, 02:14 PM   #77
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Here is my dads, he shot this like 20 years ago..

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I dont know why it posted two pics...

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Old 08-30-2016, 02:16 PM   #78
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:24 PM   #79
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Yikes, I don't think that's even the same cat. The cat you killed had somewhat blue eyes.
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:34 PM   #80
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I'm sorry I even complained lol
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:37 PM   #81
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I'm sorry I even complained lol
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:44 PM   #82
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lesson learned - I would keep it and use it to play pranks on folks at the deer lease
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:09 PM   #83
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Here was mine after I shot him:



Here is my mount:



The pic of the mount does not do it justice, but it looks very realistic in person. I am happy with the work my taxi did!

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I didn't know cats got prostate exams. He looks a little unprepared.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:14 PM   #84
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This is a picture I sent the guy when he asked me how I wanted my bobcat to look





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Almost looks like he used too small of a form for your cat.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:40 PM   #85
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This is my before and after. same mount as yours, just facing the other direction.
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looks nothing like you....similar to the cat though...in that ...they have fur , ears, and eyes..
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:52 PM   #87
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If I shot a cat with crooked eyes I would want the mount to also have crooked eyes.
We think to much alike LOL
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:01 PM   #88
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This is my before and after. same mount as yours, just facing the other direction.
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How much did it cost you he looks great!
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:01 PM   #89
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Ok what makes mounting bobcats,mountain lion, and coyotes so hard to do taxidermy stuff on?


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Old 08-30-2016, 04:10 PM   #90
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Moment of silence please.

Now there is something for Colin Kapernick to protest.

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Old 08-30-2016, 04:12 PM   #91
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That's one bad cat......
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:14 PM   #92
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Ok what makes cats so hard to do??
Edit. Don't want an infraction.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:15 PM   #93
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Hilarious!
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:30 PM   #94
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:30 PM   #95
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:31 PM   #96
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Ok what makes mounting bobcats,mountain lion, and coyotes so hard to do taxidermy stuff on?

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Old 08-30-2016, 04:33 PM   #97
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In my opinion, Wildlife Artist does the best cats, bar none. Most taxidermists, even the good ones, aren't in his league when it comes to cats. I can't even afford to guess what he charges.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:39 PM   #98
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In my opinion, Wildlife Artist does the best cats, bar none. Most taxidermists, even the good ones, aren't in his league when it comes to cats. I can't even afford to guess what he charges.
my guesstimate , somewhere around $1250 +/- a few
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:40 PM   #99
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Ok what makes cats so hard to do??
probably the eyes or really the pupils. most cats look cross-eyed because of the slanted pupils. pupils should be slightly slanted on top. Top eye lid should barely cover the top of the pupil and you should be able to see the little space between the bottom of the pupil and the bottom lid. Also back corn of eye should be up hire than further back that any other animals.

second would be the ears a lot of people spread them out too far.

All that being said I'm to chicken to work on my first one.... but I've done some extensive research hoping I don't mess up too bad.

A guy came out with a bobcat head "easy face system" it make great reference. I think it really helps gets the eyes set. These still need a little adjustment.
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probably the eyes or really the pupils. most cats look cross-eyed because of the slanted pupils. pupils should be slightly slanted on top. Top eye lid should barely cover the top of the pupil and you should be able to see the little space between the bottom of the pupil and the bottom lid. Also back corn of eye should be up hire than further back that any other animals.

second would be the ears a lot of people spread them out too far.

All that being said I'm to chicken to work on my first one.... but I've done some extensive research hoping I don't mess up too bad.

A guy came out with a bobcat head "easy face system" it make great reference. I think it really helps gets the eyes set. These still need a little adjustment.


Dang man. I had one that I would have given you for practice. Looks like you're on the right track.
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