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Old 07-17-2021, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default My Buck looks "tiny" ! :(

Buddy finished up Ethans deer here while back. Now its my turn!

He sent me pics and this thing looks "tiny", lol. Not 160" ???

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Said he normally has to trim ear liners but they were too small for this "dumbo". Would have mounted him this wknd but had to order x-large liners from McKinzie.

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Hope he looks bigger when done!
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Old 07-17-2021, 01:41 PM   #2
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Still a nice deer!
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Old 07-17-2021, 01:47 PM   #3
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Hes a tank
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:00 PM   #4
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Nice Albino
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:05 PM   #5
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Needed another year.
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:14 PM   #6
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Something just looks off on the eyes... Nice buck though
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:17 PM   #7
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I think it has to do with the rack in a leaning back position. The tines appear shorter to me when they're tilted backwards. I've started getting mounts with the chin tilted more downward so the rack stands up more especially when the deer has a rack that naturally leans back anyway and when hanging it high on a wall. Of course it all depends on the deer. Some have horns that tilt more forward on their head naturally and others are more leaned back. I have someone hold the deer head up to the wall and determine what mount I want before I take it to the taxi or have the taxi do it when I'm there. Still a good deer you got there and one to be proud of for sure!

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Old 07-17-2021, 02:20 PM   #8
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Once he grows some hair he will look quite a bit bigger Iím sure.
still a nice dear!!!!
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Old 07-17-2021, 05:36 PM   #9
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Lost the height of his rack with the tilt back or nose up on the form. Great deer!
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Old 07-17-2021, 05:44 PM   #10
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It looks small cuz the deer was so big & needed a huge form for that tent of a cape...put those horns on a skinny hill country hide & see how it looks.
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:03 PM   #11
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Default Looking Good !

Most KS buck mounts look bad to me. The horseheadedness and woolyness don't look near as good as Texas deer.
I've never really seen a KS mount that I thought looks "REAL GOOD". Until now.

I may be biased cause its my deer, lol, but I think my buddy knocked this one out of the park.

He's been doing this for a side gig for 30 years. Usually 10-20 deer a year, a few years way more.

I've kinda been dreading the outcome but I'm more than satisfied.

Not a world class, blue ribbon job to most, but looks great to me. Perty slick as opposed to the mammoth look.

Not bad for a $350 mount. Can't wait to pick him up!

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Old 07-22-2021, 10:09 PM   #12
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I'd be happy with it!
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:25 PM   #13
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It looks tiny because of the way the ears are positioned. if the taxi would have kicked one back ever so slightly he would look as big as he is supposed to. Very nice trophy I'd be happy with him on the wall for sure.
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:18 AM   #14
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Derek, I don't think he looks tiny!! I'd have to agree with you that your taxi. knocked it out of the park!! Very few mounts that I see look good to me because of just the way the taxi's position the ears cocked back to help the antlers look good... Never seen a deer stand still just looking around with their ears back, or turned down. Your mount looks about as natural as a mount can look. I'd use that taxidermist in a heartbeat!
Now if you want him to look tiny, hang that sucker on the wall beside Ethan's!!
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:38 AM   #15
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I think your friend did a great job on your mount. Looks really good to me and I would sure be proud to have him hanging on my wall. Congratulations!
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:52 AM   #16
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Derek, I don't think he looks tiny!! I'd have to agree with you that your taxi. knocked it out of the park!! Very few mounts that I see look good to me because of just the way the taxi's position the ears cocked back to help the antlers look good... Never seen a deer stand still just looking around with their ears back, or turned down. Your mount looks about as natural as a mount can look. I'd use that taxidermist in a heartbeat!
Now if you want him to look tiny, hang that sucker on the wall beside Ethan's!!
Just a friendly conversation here but itís crazy deer act different in other areas. From my experience its the opposite observation on normally deer ear positions.

Iím in the estimated 95% of all bucks I see have their ears laid back or back/relaxed. Very very seldom do I see ears forward on normal deer activity.

The majority of my tc pictures are bucks with ears back. I think itís cool that deer are different all over the state/country.
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:53 AM   #17
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Very nice buck...Mount looks awesome as well.
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:32 AM   #18
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Just a friendly conversation here but itís crazy deer act different in other areas. From my experience its the opposite observation on normally deer ear positions.

Iím in the estimated 95% of all bucks I see have their ears laid back or back/relaxed. Very very seldom do I see ears forward on normal deer activity.

The majority of my tc pictures are bucks with ears back. I think itís cool that deer are different all over the state/country.

When our deer are all swole up with the fighting pose, ears go back and down... When their heads are down feeding or trailling, ears are back... When they're in the pose of this mount, they may flick their ears, but they don't hold ears back/down when alert and standing in that pose...
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:39 PM   #19
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When our deer are all swole up with the fighting pose, ears go back and down... When their heads are down feeding or trailling, ears are back... When they're in the pose of this mount, they may flick their ears, but they don't hold ears back/down when alert and standing in that pose...








I’m sure you know deer put ears back while posing or looking around but the comment of just to make the rack look bigger being the reason for posing ears back or down is somewhat telling on how you really feel.


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Old 07-23-2021, 02:44 PM   #20
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Very nice deer, looks great but I'm surprised he uses ear liners. I thought everyone used bondo now.
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:09 PM   #21
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12ring, I can see that your deer has big ears and was probably a big body buck? If you feel he looks smaller now that you’ve seen him mounted I’d say it could be due to his big head neck and ears. If you were thinking ear position could’ve helped I’d say sure it could’ve helped with highlighting the rack more. Is this what you were thinking? Also you said he looks tiny not 160”…..who scored the buck if you don’t mind? Being a Kansas buck I know they’re big bodied so I’m trying to understand just like you why he doesn’t look 160” as well.

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Old 07-23-2021, 07:56 PM   #22
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I don't think he looks as small now. And my statement was made before the cape was put on. I just thought the rack looked small on the form.
I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Ears & all.
Me & my taxi buddy scored it. Couple times. Came up w 162", roughly. Gross.

And yes, he had a huge body. For reference.... inside spread is 19 - 7/8".
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:51 AM   #23
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I don't think he looks as small now. And my statement was made before the cape was put on. I just thought the rack looked small on the form.
I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Ears & all.
Me & my taxi buddy scored it. Couple times. Came up w 162", roughly. Gross.

And yes, he had a huge body. For reference.... inside spread is 19 - 7/8".
Great buck! and I know it was a long time coming for ya from the original kill thread. 👍🏻 Bowhunting isnít easy and heís a for sure trophy.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:57 AM   #24
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^^^^^

Thanks!
I've prob killed well over 50 deer w a bow. Most bucks in the 80-115" range. Never was a trophy hunter really but always wanted a PY.
Lucky this was the 1st one that walked out, lol.
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Old 07-30-2021, 02:59 PM   #25
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Picking him up tomorrow!


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Old 07-30-2021, 03:05 PM   #26
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Heck yeah!!!!

Itís a good day when the taxi calls with that kind of news! Heís going look awesome on the wall, when you get him home.

Congrats again.
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:13 PM   #27
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It’s to much work for me to actually do it but imagine a picture of cousin Eddie saying “really nice Clark”
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:43 PM   #28
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:52 PM   #29
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Derek, that is just an awesome mount sir!! Congratulations on a fine Kansas buck and a fine job by your Taxidermist in capturing his "look"!!
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Old 07-30-2021, 07:51 PM   #30
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Son, that aint tiny.
I think the mount looks fine, it looks like he was a fighter, lots scars on him, pretty cool in my opinion.
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Old 08-02-2021, 11:19 AM   #31
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Got him on the wall, along w Ethan's 1st buck !

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Old 08-02-2021, 11:25 AM   #32
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Looks real good Derek!! Love that cape on Ethan's buck too!! My biggest whitetail has a double throat patch, but it's not as nice as that one! That is super-cool!!
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