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Old 08-30-2016, 04:45 PM   #101
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Dang man. I had one that I would have given you for practice. Looks like you're on the right track.
Ha thanks but my freezers are pretty full of cats... I need to just tan some out because I think I'm up to about 10. wanted to make sure i had some spares just in case...LOL
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:46 PM   #102
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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.
That cat itself is spectacular to start off with...it most certainly is a specialty item only a handful master.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:46 PM   #103
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and this boys and girls is why you never for any reason get a bobcat mounted
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:47 PM   #104
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and this boys and girls is why you never for any reason get a bobcat mounted

bobcat skins on the sofa or on the wall look cool, are less expensive and almost always turn out right...
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:48 PM   #105
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bobcat skins on the sofa or on the wall look cool, are less expensive and almost always turn out right...
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:51 PM   #106
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I have a few really bad mounts, hey it happens, especially when you go cheap or with an unknown guy. It can still be a conversation piece.

If you want to know if a taxi is any good, look at his cats and birds.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:54 PM   #107
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I'm actually crying in my office from laughing so hard at some of these pictures.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:57 PM   #108
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OP I don't know if it will make you feel better or worse but I did almost the same thing. Paid a guy $400 to do my bobcat mount out of his garage. After looking at some pictures online I got really nervous but he actually did a pretty good job IMO. I'll post a pic when I get home.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:58 PM   #109
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Looks like a wet cat lol
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Old 08-30-2016, 05:26 PM   #110
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Summer coat cats always look weird to me. Dave Majors here in Houston did two for a guy here at work, one a summer coat and one winter. He told him to never bring in another summer cat. The difference between the two is unreal, summer one almost looks sick.
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Old 08-30-2016, 05:44 PM   #111
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He mounted a wet.. ahhh nevermind, don't feel like going to the cooler

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Old 08-30-2016, 06:01 PM   #112
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:04 PM   #113
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How much did it cost you he looks great!
Actually not much, I did it. As far as your question on what makes them so hard, look at the other photos. The eyes and ears have got to be right! no, absolutely no room for error in that area!! Most people just don't pay attention to detail or use reference photos. Then of course they get tunnel vision and just focus on one thing. I take photos, come in and down load them to take a look, the camera don't lie. I have caught many mistakes of mine by doing that.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:09 PM   #114
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He mounted a wet.. ahhh nevermind, don't feel like going to the cooler

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Old 08-30-2016, 06:24 PM   #115
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This is my before and after. same mount as yours, just facing the other direction.
Attachment 810293

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That looks great! Congrats on a beautiful mount.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:28 PM   #116
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OP I don't know if it will make you feel better or worse but I did almost the same thing. Paid a guy $400 to do my bobcat mount out of his garage. After looking at some pictures online I got really nervous but he actually did a pretty good job IMO. I'll post a pic when I get home.


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Old 08-30-2016, 09:12 PM   #117
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Do you take criticism well?
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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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I didn't know cats got prostate exams. He looks a little unprepared.
I take criticism real well. like I said, the pic does not do him justice. He looks great in person. Anyway, I am happy with him, and I guess that is all that matters in this case!!!

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Old 08-30-2016, 09:17 PM   #118
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I take criticism real well. like I said, the pic does not do him justice. He looks great in person. Anyway, I am happy with him, and I guess that is all that matters in this case!!!



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Can you get the whole cat in the pic that may help


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Old 08-30-2016, 09:21 PM   #119
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That looks great! Congrats on a beautiful mount.
Thank you sir, he was my very first one. Had lots of photos ( reference ) and took several photos during the process to look at and see what I had did wrong. I have to give lots of credit to Joe Jasek aka: Buck wild for teaching me. Him, Chance Love and Allen Palermo are some of the best out there. I have learned a lot from all of them.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:23 PM   #120
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That is so bad, hope your joking!
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:26 PM   #121
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I take criticism real well. like I said, the pic does not do him justice. He looks great in person. Anyway, I am happy with him, and I guess that is all that matters in this case!!!

Bisch

Bisch....out of the cats I've seen posted lately yours is pretty darn good. The eyes and ears are the hardest part. I wish I had a cat mount to post up....
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:52 PM   #122
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I can post a pic of a bob if you would like......
Man, my first thought when I read this was "Hell yeah!". Then I reread it it and read "bob" correctly.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:22 PM   #123
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I think he is messing with you. Ear and face markings look different between the two.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:34 PM   #124
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looks like chance love work?
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This! Top notch!

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Uhhhhh......did I do something bad to y'all? Like really, really bad?
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:48 AM   #125
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That cat looks like he starved it and beat it over the head with a boat paddle...
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:59 AM   #126
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Can you get the whole cat in the pic that may help


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That is all I got mounted! it is a bust mount on a piece of driftwood.

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Old 08-31-2016, 05:57 AM   #127
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I think he is messing with you. Ear and face markings look different between the two.


I hope. That's a cruel joke, but I'd be happy if it turns out to be. I probably won't get it for a week or so. I'm out of town this weekend I will post another pic of it when it finally gets home.
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:15 AM   #128
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Sorry..................
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:49 AM   #129
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I've heard cats are the hardest mammals to get right. I've had a few people come to me with them and I turned them down. I don't feel comfortable working on a customers piece when I don't have the knowledge or talent to do it and I'm not scared to tell someone that. I'd rather screw my own stuff up for awhile fine tuning my skills than someone wasting their money on something I can't do. I'm my own worst critic and I wouldn't feel right sending something out I wasn't happy with
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:55 AM   #130
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Next time just drive a little and pay a little extra to use Mark Couture. Guy is unbelievable on pretty much any varmit. Especially cats.

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:33 AM   #131
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This one likes it....by the look on its face..

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:45 AM   #132
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I would be disappointed.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:31 PM   #133
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This thread reminds me why I only kept the skulls off the two I shot last year.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:41 PM   #134
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It's a

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Old 08-31-2016, 01:13 PM   #135
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:03 PM   #136
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I would not count it out just yet. If it is just in the beginning of the drying stage there is a lot of grooming and finishing left to do. I have only done a few cats so I am no expert but lets see what it looks once he is finished the grooming/finishing. I spend as much time on this as I do sewing one up haha
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:08 PM   #137
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I was feeling a little down today. Really not sure why after all the encouragement I've received on here

Anyway I decided to google bad bobcat mounts. It seems I'm not alone!







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Old 08-31-2016, 02:10 PM   #138
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Yours AC is pure artistry compared to those last pictures you posted. You should be proud now!!!!
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:10 PM   #139
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That last one!! hahahahhahaha
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Those are painful to look at!
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:19 PM   #141
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Uhhhhh......did I do something bad to y'all? Like really, really bad?
Come on Chance, you know it is your work.... lol


JK bud, I have seen some of your work and it is beautiful!
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:01 PM   #142
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This one looks a bit off....

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Old 08-31-2016, 04:32 PM   #143
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Any bobcat I shoot will get turned into a quiver.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:54 PM   #144
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I saw one worse than yours on Facebook today and the guy I know who's it is, is sure proud of it. I saved the pic but don't want to put my buddy on blast.


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Old 08-31-2016, 06:00 PM   #145
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:53 AM   #146
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I ..uh... um... what the f..... ^
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:59 AM   #147
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No joke here. Well except the one that's on me

I guess I could use it for an archery target. I'm still holding out hope the finished product will look MUCH better! It doesn't even look like the same cat to me.
If it doesn't come back looking better, I know a guy that specializes in predators and his bob cat mounts are the best I've ever seen.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:18 AM   #148
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:24 AM   #149
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That thing is a freaking hot dog on toothpicks.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:55 AM   #150
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Now that I've seen the "worst of the worst" yours doesn't look that bad! Maybe if you try to point out one item that you want him to try and adjust he might re-look at everything. Say something along the lines of " WOW It looks great! Do you think you could level the ears out a bit?"


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