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Old 09-01-2016, 12:28 PM   #151
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Swap him out for the wood burning stove
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:31 PM   #152
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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.
Who would this be?
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:41 PM   #153
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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, 01:47 PM   #154
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Man I hate/love this thread. i can think of a ton of jokes but I just cant post em.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:08 PM   #155
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Here's one jumping at a squirrel

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Old 09-07-2016, 10:48 AM   #156
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Did you get it back yet?
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:09 AM   #157
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I'm picking mine up this week, I just don't know how I feel about it looking surprised.


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Old 09-07-2016, 11:10 AM   #158
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I'm picking mine up this week, I just don't know how I feel about it looking surprised.


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Ive seen some look like that from below and then when you look at them straight on they look right
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:37 AM   #159
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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.

I asked and was told they didn't do custom mounts. They only sell on ebay. That was a few years ago so that might have changed. Once I found that out I just had the hide tanned as I knew I'd be disappointed in everything else.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:48 AM   #160
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I.have a bad bobcat mount. The guy that did it was actually pretty good but I shot the cat from about 15 feet with a shotgun so he had to use a smaller form. That made it look bad.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:11 PM   #161
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Did you get it back yet?


No I sent the guy a text and told him I wasn't happy with the surprised look. He said he would see what he can do. When I do pick it up I will post some pics of it on here.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:50 PM   #162
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No I sent the guy a text and told him I wasn't happy with the surprised look. He said he would see what he can do. When I do pick it up I will post some pics of it on here.
The cats surprised look or yours
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:09 PM   #163
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Oh my...words cannot express how funny this is, sideways eyes, and that poor quail...
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:31 PM   #164
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Lol....winner....winner ....Chicken...Dinner...

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Old 09-07-2016, 01:35 PM   #165
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Looks like a bad painting of a bobcat to me in that picture He sent you🤔
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:37 PM   #166
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Sorry that these are not the comments you were looking for. At least you can appreciate the honesty here.


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Old 09-07-2016, 03:15 PM   #167
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Leave it setting out……it will be a conversation piece
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:20 PM   #168
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Looks like a bad painting of a bobcat to me in that picture He sent you🤔
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:41 PM   #169
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I have a couple mounted and the only one that is decent is the one that we have way up on a mantle standing looking down at you. The mouth is tucked under a little and hard to see. Majors did it. Looks great. Then the others are not so good. I guess if you hide the mouth some way it helps. Maybe with a animal(rabbit, quail, etc) in its mouth look more realistic. Walking or standing seems better IMO. Laying down seems tough to do.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:32 PM   #170
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Ttt

Because this thread made me laugh out loud harder than I have in a long time
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:47 PM   #171
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I had to pull my uncles bobcat from 1968 out of the garage for this!!!!! I was always so scared of it as a kid! It was shot in normange.



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Old 09-07-2016, 08:20 PM   #172
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I had to pull my uncles bobcat from 1968 out of the garage for this!!!!! I was always so scared of it as a kid! It was shot in normange.



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Old 09-07-2016, 08:27 PM   #173
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Flash, that's gonna drive me nightmares!
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:42 PM   #174
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Lmbo hahahahaha . Hopefully it was still wet when he took the pic to mess with you .
Wet or not, there is nothing natural about the way that cat's face looks. Sorry for the results you got on that one.

The best predator work I've seen is done by Mark Cotour at God's Creation Taxidermy. He does really great work. I've been in his shop and seen it and have seen several guys on TBH post their cats that he's done. They always look amazing. I should be getting my cat and fox back from him in the next 4-5 weeks. I can't wait.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:50 PM   #175
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Grrrrr!!!
This cat looks like it could find a suitable bathroom in Target.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:30 PM   #176
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:59 AM   #177
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Ouch. Lesson learned I guess.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:24 AM   #178
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i recommend Texantax. I was very pleased with all the mounts he's done for me.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:42 AM   #179
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I think if I kill another one I'm just gonna have my taxi do it sleeping. Problem solved. Although he does great work on cats IMO.. I'll post of few of his up next.


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Old 09-08-2016, 02:56 AM   #180
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These are few the taxi I just started using has done. He has my black (melanistic) coyote I shot last year.





And a cool fox he did



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Old 09-08-2016, 03:31 AM   #181
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Doug Evans out of Humble and Conroe did mine. Took it with my bow in Cushing Tx. I was real happy with it.

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Old 09-08-2016, 06:36 AM   #182
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:54 AM   #183
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Hix, that is some great work there!
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:19 AM   #184
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Hix, that is some great work there!


My cousin recommended him to me to do my coyote. I can't wait to see it done. He's located in Pittsburg, TX if any of y'all want a cat done that doesn't look like Ray Charles mounted it.


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Old 09-10-2016, 04:10 PM   #185
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If it makes you feel any better, at least you aren't alone. Here's a picture of my father's mount, it was even worse before he aired it out with the compressor.

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Old 09-10-2016, 04:45 PM   #186
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I've seen worse!
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:59 PM   #187
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ha!
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:06 PM   #188
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Wow. I am Sorry. That's sad.
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:07 PM   #189
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LOL. Where' Jerry
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:25 PM   #190
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Funniest thread all week!
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:27 PM   #191
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Cracks me up everytime
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:44 PM   #192
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I've determined something. When I was in High School, I was really good at drawing realistic looking objects and cartoon people but I could not for the life of me, draw people realistically. I was considered "good" at art. Now I had a classmate who was great at art. He could draw people with incredible detail.

I have always have had the impression that when it comes to taxidermy, there is an art to it to make the final product look life like. We all know what it should look like... but it takes some extreme artistic talent to actually "see it" and make those subtle lines align to make it look real instead of like a cartoon.
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:00 PM   #193
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Here is one I shot year before last. I chose this stance/pose incase it turned out jacked up like I had seen all too much. (If the face was way off I would be able to hide it a bit with it "walking sideways" against the wall.) It turned out good and I'm happy with it. I will try to get another pic of his face when I get home if I remember.



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Old 10-20-2016, 01:10 PM   #194
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That is one funny pic, it wouldn't hurt to add some humor to your home! But really maybe it will be better once done. Thanks for sharing thats a good one lol

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Old 10-20-2016, 01:13 PM   #195
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:14 PM   #196
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Here's mine back from 2003, the eyes are a little too open but overall I've been very happy with him.

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Old 10-20-2016, 01:35 PM   #197
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:43 PM   #198
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maybe its just an optical illusion.....try sitting him on the fire place with a water bowl next to him.....
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:31 PM   #200
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This thread delivers.

And is making me think twice about shooting a bobcat.
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